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Challenge: Free Study 2017-05 (Standard Editing)
Camera: Nikon D5500
Lens: Nikon AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8
Location: NYC
Date: May 19, 2017
Aperture: 8.0
ISO: 640
Shutter: 1/400
Date Uploaded: May 25, 2017

Lots of touching up here...smoothing of skin, eye enhancing...and highlight adjustments for better contrast on face and hair.

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06/08/2017 09:46:50 PM
Greetings from the Critique Club!

A nice portrait of a pretty girl but I feel the composition is quite distracting - subject splayed out on ground with arms akimbo and elbows cut off, rose in lower right competing with the red of her nails (and compositionally, that whole bouquet is just drawing attention away from her). Also, why so many layers of clothing? Be careful with the retouching, as her cheeks and mouth area look far too smooth, making her look somewhat waxy...and the eyes are almost glassy. Scale back a little. I would far prefer to see that work applied to the armpit, and leave a few lines on her face so we can see some character and life.

Overall, what are you trying to get across? Are you trying to please a client who wanted to do this pose very badly, and this is an outtake, or is it more of a snapshot that looked cute? I know I've seen far better work from you.

Hope this has been of help, feel free to PM me with any questions.

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06/02/2017 08:15:52 PM
Lovely woman. Nice portrait. Good job.
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