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5th October 2011, 07:59 AM
Shot with natural lights
cheryl banzon by jamesbryantyu, on Flickr
5th October 2011, 08:03 AM
At the outset, you have a very pretty model.
But the image looks a bit flat to me. Also, the tiny strap visible near her left arm is also a bit distracting.
Otherwise a well composed shot
5th October 2011, 09:05 AM
I think you have the makings of a very nice image, but I'd like to suggest a few things that might improve it ...
- It appears to have a bit of a purple colour-cast ... you might like to grab a gray card to help white-balance your shots in future.
- Possibly the levels a bit low?
- I think you copyright message "yanks" the eye away from the natural flow through the image
- Possibly the extra space on the left is unneccesary?
- It looks a little soft
- I think a vignette may help draw the eye to the face in the centre of the image
Hope you don't mind, but I've retouched a copy of the image for you, to give you an idea of how I think it could look ...
7th October 2011, 03:39 AM
Thank you for the nudge and time. Points well taken..
7th October 2011, 04:25 AM
You're very welcome James - when do we get to see the next one?
Originally Posted by jimsuy
8th October 2011, 05:32 AM
I think one of the difficulties with formal portrait shots is that everyone expects you to get it absolutely right as you have control over lighting, body position etc. To a large extent that is a reasonable expectation. The problem that I have with this shot is her hand which looks quite prominent in the shot due to its awkward angle - it almost doesn't look like a hand. Perhaps the answer is to shoot a few and review the lighting, body position, and check for intrusive detail such as straps, then shoot a lot more and pick the best?