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B&W - Day 9
B&W - Day 9
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Collection: B&W 30 Day Challenge
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro
Location: redrum
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: May 9, 2007

Viewed: 857
Comments: 23
Favorites: 4 (view)

My sister came over for some informal messing around with the camera. We were supposed to meet up over lunch but her lunchbreak ended up being at 9:30am because her job sucks so it was even more impromptu than we thought. Neither of us had a clue what we were doing - I don't know the first thing about photographing "models" and only about 1/12th of a thing about lighting. We had a good time, though and maybe we'll even do it again, although I can't really see myself getting into this sort of thing much.

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12/10/2007 05:49:48 PM
Originally posted by _eug:

I think you did a great job on this. I love the just slightly over-exposed, high-contrast qualities of it.

Please don't smite me, but your sister is SMOKIN'.


Ditto! :D
05/13/2007 02:44:05 PM
For someone not knowing "1/12 of a thing about lighting" or photographing models you did a OUTSTANDING job here! Reading your description (and taking a quick look at your gallery) that you don't do portraiture much I am astounded that you don't do more. Truthfully this is very, very professional work on par with what you see in fashion magazines. Your sister is a very photogenic model with very lovely and captivating eyes that really reach out and make eye contact with the viewer. That slight smile you have captured here also pulls us in. Sometimes I see it akin to the smile a passing stranger may give you one generally cannot help but to smile back. Other times I see it as a knowing smile of something mysterious to us but known just to her - kind of like that little smile on the Mona Lisa that always has us thinking 'what the heck is she smiling at or about?!?!". Going to the technicals: the lighting here is fabulous! It compliments the skin tones of your model and brings out the tones & contrasts of her hair. Focus is wonderfully sharp the eyes are the first thing to reach out and grab you. Love how you frame the composition closely around her face - where it keeps the viewer's attention focused on your main subject.
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05/13/2007 11:28:26 AM
simply fantastic....
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05/13/2007 11:22:01 AM
For not knowing anything about portraits or lighting, you've got one heck of a great shot!
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05/13/2007 12:03:38 AM
WOW! i am in love with those eyes
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05/12/2007 05:45:13 AM
Well this is stunning, and you should be so proud of this portrait.....
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05/12/2007 03:28:43 AM
G'damn...spellbinding!!!

You've both done a fantastic job love the contrast and tones!
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05/12/2007 03:08:04 AM
OMG!!! Having read your photographers comments I cannot believe that you havent done a lot of model portraiture, this is absolutely stunning, and you really should do some more. An absolutely perfect example!!!!
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05/11/2007 09:06:02 AM
Wow - she's lovely.
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05/10/2007 03:45:25 PM
Good thing you don't know what you're doing!
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05/10/2007 02:16:59 PM
Turned out really nice. No offense, but your sister is a hottie.
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05/09/2007 08:55:16 PM
no shit, she is beautiful and beautifuly presented
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05/09/2007 08:37:41 PM
Extremely nice portrait. Incredible eyes. Nice lighting.
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05/09/2007 03:13:52 PM
that is some nice messing around you did....
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05/09/2007 02:47:27 PM
this is a stunning b&w! all around incredible shot.
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05/09/2007 02:41:01 PM
For not knowing anything about portraits, models or lighting, I'd say you done right good. In fact, better than good. Freakin' awesome would be closer. And I think the boys like her.
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05/09/2007 02:26:25 PM
Beautiful portrait. The eyes might be a tad over sharpened (I have the opposite problem out of focus eyes), but still a terrific shot. A terrific pose.
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05/09/2007 02:16:48 PM
Wow. Dayum, you're sister is HAWT!!!

I was shocked to see this on your page, then was equally amazed at the shot. I really, really like this.

By the way, did I mention she was hot?
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05/09/2007 02:14:54 PM
You did a great job in my opinion considering this isn't your sort of thing. Great focus, lighting, composition and B/W tones. Your sister will treasure this photo for years to come. Made even more special because it was impromptu.
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05/09/2007 01:08:00 PM
Killer eyes:)
Excellent contrast.
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05/09/2007 12:48:48 PM
beautiful portrait, i like the processing a lot. very nice job.
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05/09/2007 12:04:18 PM
I think you did a great job on this. I love the just slightly over-exposed, high-contrast qualities of it.

Please don't smite me, but your sister is SMOKIN'.
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05/09/2007 10:48:43 AM
that's a great portrait.
i keep thinking the middle of her face is nearly blown out.
but then i keep changing my mind.
but, whether it is or not, it works.

you need to do a self portrait like this, as no-one sems to really know what you look like!
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