Eyes Sq On
by redfigComment by Turbotech:
From a glance on this photo I first notice that you did not truly use the rule of thirds. It is important to state that there are many things going on in this shot. I due however think that this shot could have been cropped a little better. Symetrics are important and I think it is important to show the entire surface perimeter of the square. For this to be done you would have to back out just a tad so that you can keep this shot off center.
Since your shot appears to be a Black and White I think you have done a good job on the contrast. Tones are well presented here.
Focal point is wonderful. The eye truly is the doorway to the soul and in this shot you have captured that.
Ok here is where we start. In portrait photography, Lighting is very important, but it is the shadow that is the true artist paintbrush. I will say you have good shadow here. I am really impressed with how you did this from what you had to work with. Not everyone has professional lighting and there should be no penalty here for it, but there are things that you can do to add to your technique. In the eye here you will notice many "lighting hot spots" These hotspots can seem a tad bit distracting. The very corner of the eye is a tad bit dark, but I will go over that in the overall comment. I do not know how you could fill that in without a lightbrush "Fiberoptic light used for pinpoint lighting in photography"
You have a very pleasing photo here. With a little tweaking I would hang this on my wall. This shot in my oppinion is about a 6.5 and from me that is a good score. You did a fine job.
I would like to add that I am not at home so I am not using my computer. However the one being used here has limitatons on how it can be set up to look at pictures since it normally oversaturates things. When I return home I will give this shot another glance and add or detract from the comment. Thank you for you time. :-)