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Beautiful Beatnik
Beautiful Beatnik

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Challenge: Female Portrait (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Location: Sugar Land, TX - my house
Date: May 27, 2008
Aperture: 4.5
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/30
Galleries: Portraiture
Date Uploaded: May 27, 2008

I've only had my camera for a few months and this is my first attempt at portraiture, as well as my first entry, so constructive criticism is greatly appreciated!

This is my sister, standing next to a large window in her room. I had to set a low shutter speed and high ISO to get a strong enough exposure of the shadow areas, but I'm wondering if I went too far.

Thanks everyone for the feedback, it was both helpful and encouraging. This is fun :)

Place: 42 out of 176
Avg (all users): 5.8109
Avg (commenters): 6.4000
Avg (participants): 5.4478
Avg (non-participants): 5.9102
Views since voting: 1435
Views during voting: 514
Votes: 312
Comments: 13
Favorites: 1 (view)

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06/07/2008 04:24:42 AM
The sharp features are captured nicely. The quintessential of female portraiture - angles, curves, expression, ornaments/accessories?, mood, fashion - all captured. May be the right side of the subject shd hv been a little more hidden in darkness to enhance the mystery of the female aura.

(oops! when i look below at what the experts say in the comments, I guess I am saying the opposite - they are calling for more light on the right! But then I am no photographer - so I am leaving my honest opinion as is for whatever it is worth.)

Congratulations on your maiden attempt. I guess you wd strike it rich sometime soon!
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06/04/2008 09:42:44 AM
Wow, great job for your first photo here at DPC! And you've only been doing this for a few months so I am jealous. :) The background does not bother me but like others said, you do need some softer light on the left. Great pose and clarity of the photo. And fun outfit too. Good luck on future challenges!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/02/2008 05:29:28 PM
the lighting really brings out her hair to make a frame around her face. Nice shot
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06/02/2008 03:55:26 AM
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06/01/2008 10:52:29 PM
I really like this one.
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05/31/2008 07:43:29 PM
Needs a bit more light on the other side of her face - nicely posed and good expression.
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05/31/2008 05:51:28 AM
Awesome expression- needs a bit more constrast- the lighting on the face is awesome- so is the chim cleft. Sweet entry- good luck.
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05/29/2008 10:21:59 PM
nice light and the girl have attitude
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05/29/2008 10:25:14 AM
The lighting and the model are nice but the back ground really does not do this shot justice, having her up against the wall gives the photo kind of a mug shot feel. To me a smooth textuered backgroun or having her futher away from the wall would help.
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05/28/2008 10:57:48 PM
Oh, she has a heaping helping of attitude.
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05/28/2008 09:12:57 PM
Great "You Talkin Ta Me?" look
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05/28/2008 11:10:48 AM
definitely a nice sense of attitude in this portrait.
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05/28/2008 09:56:51 AM
Nice lighting and BW conversion
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