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Challenge: Color Portrait (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-10D
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX Macro for Canon
Location: Home studio
Date: Sep 11, 2005
Aperture: 8
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/60
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: Sep 11, 2005

Lit by a pair of Canon flashes, one on-camera and bounced off the ceiling, the other off-camera with an umbrella.

Took a good bit of fine-detail cloning/dodging/burning, but only a minor contrast & saturation bump, and no sharpening, noise-ninja, or cropping.

Statistics
Place: 31 out of 284
Avg (all users): 6.4183
Avg (commenters): 7.4483
Avg (participants): 6.2500
Avg (non-participants): 6.5679
Views since voting: 2375
Views during voting: 558
Votes: 306
Comments: 33
Favorites: 4 (view)


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09/23/2005 11:45:39 AM
Greetings from the Critique Club.

I like compostion here. The placement of the model in a corner works in this case and the negative space doesn't take away from the subject. The facial expression is nice and the pose looks very relaxed. The contrast between the background and the model's skin color is also nice, it definitely makes her pop out and be the center of attention, as it should be.

While the lighting on the model is good, bar hotspots on here face, I think the background needed another light source on the left. This would have given you a perfect white background and made this portrait much stronger. The bracelet is another thing that bothers me a little, it really doesn't add anything to the image and is distracting. The eyes could benefit from some dodging, they are the first thing that people see in a portrait but in this case my eye keeps getting drawn to the much brighter smile.

This is just my opnion and you did well on the challenge so keep up the good work.

If you have any questions or comments about this critique, please feel free to PM me.

June
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09/19/2005 02:27:51 PM
Wow, thought'd this score a lot higher!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
09/18/2005 11:02:26 PM
This is lovely! One of my favourites. I hope you do well.
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09/17/2005 10:05:54 PM
A beautiful image. The bracelet is little distracting, but not enough to hurt my vote. Nice work.
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09/17/2005 05:52:02 PM
fun, playful pose and a beautiful smile. lighting is pretty uneven, with the right side of her face and arm a little too much in shadow
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09/17/2005 12:06:57 PM
She has beautiful hands. I want to see her right eye a bit better. Nice composition.
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09/17/2005 02:57:31 AM
Great photo! Depending on how much control you had over the lighting, the shadowing seems a little heavy on the right arm and side of the face. Good, clean focus and a nice expression on her face. I like the slight reflection of the light source on the face but I might consider making the background more consistent. Consider removing the bracelet. This is one of my favorites of the challenge.
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09/16/2005 09:28:16 PM
Good capture I like the easy going feel to it. Great job!
8o)
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09/16/2005 01:30:41 PM
Simple, basic, but oh so effective...very nice.
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09/15/2005 07:50:25 AM
great shot, but needs more lighting.
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09/14/2005 11:07:13 PM
Super portrait and wonderful, original pose. This photograph gives the viewer an insight into the appealing personality of the subject. I know you probably meant "Charm" as a reference to the jewellery, but there's plenty of the other kind of charm, too. 8
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09/14/2005 08:05:52 PM
Beautiful model and great exposure. Wonderful expression and all around a fantastic shot.
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09/14/2005 06:52:43 PM
Very cool
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09/14/2005 12:27:42 PM
amazing skin tone
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09/14/2005 11:15:01 AM
I like the energy, and the lighting.
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09/14/2005 06:47:54 AM
Beautiful portrait, good setup and happy face. Great! 9
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09/14/2005 01:48:07 AM
Lovely model. Pose is good, and lighting on the right side is very nice,but I find the shadowed side to be a bit too dark. A touch of light would have brought her eyes and her teeth out in a most pleasing way. Possibly if you had used a relector on that side to bounce some light in. Also, there appears to be a shadow on the left side , if this was caused by the models arm, you could try moving her a bit farther away from the background.
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09/13/2005 11:03:19 PM
I like it. Great contrasting background and she looks like she is having fun. The bracelet is a nice touch too. Good luck in the challenge. 9
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09/13/2005 08:01:48 PM
great pose and cropping, I wish there was a bit more detail on the shadow side of the face, a second light source or a reflector and this would have been right up there in ribbon land.
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09/13/2005 07:34:12 PM
Great picture and I love the simple white against her dark skin! The only thing is the braclet, it just kinda messes up the simplicity of a great photo. Still very nice though!!!!
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09/13/2005 02:39:07 PM
Beautiful gal. Love her finger placement. She looks very happy and carefree. Good luck.
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09/13/2005 09:31:49 AM
nice pose. good lighting. 7
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09/13/2005 03:32:33 AM
Nice composition, unique pose. Good luck!
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09/12/2005 11:26:54 PM
Good Shot! I like the use of space and her expression is great.
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09/12/2005 10:35:11 PM
Good photo, I like the use of the arms & hands.
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09/12/2005 02:26:52 PM
Spectacular! A real winner here! THUMBS WAY UP!
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09/12/2005 01:25:00 PM
Nice angles and shapes in her fingers and elbows. I think I would have liked to see her more centered. I don't liek the left arm cut off where it is now.
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09/12/2005 11:46:40 AM
simply very beautiful.
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09/12/2005 09:21:41 AM
Love the model and her body language. Great smile and I love the positioning within the photo. 8
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09/12/2005 07:35:14 AM
WOW! Tiy did a great job with her, That lucky charm on the string is a perfect touch and her hands look wonderful, Hope this gets you a win!
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09/12/2005 05:28:04 AM
Oh dear you broke a cardinal rule about cropping of lombs but I like this shot neverthe less 7
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09/12/2005 01:59:31 AM
I like the positioning of the hands, nice
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09/12/2005 01:49:22 AM
Creative pose and excellent lighting. Looks like a fun photo shoot.
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