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    Portrait of Tamara...

    I 'd appreciate your opinions and/or improvement proposals as making portraits is a rather new experience for me.

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    Thx & br aekonet

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    A very nice portrait. Good colours on the model, in focus, good pose, background unobtrusive, and not hard to look at. My only adjustment personally would be regarding the dimensions. For portraits I'm kind of conservative and I would need to make it fit one of the more traditional frame sizes. (I'm getting better with experimenting though.) A nice photo overall Otmar.

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    I agree with Andrew1 regarding the dimensions/aspect ratio. I would keep it more traditional. Speaking of traditional, have you heard of Peter Hurley? I recently delved into the world of portraiture (for my employer) and found Peter Hurley's advice to be spot on. I used his landscape portrait orientation with great success. You can watch him here speak about his techniques. Hope this helps!

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    Thank you for your kind comments & hints.

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    A very nice portrait with a good color and excellent lighting ... i like

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    Wow, she's quite beautiful
    I'm not sure, but the DOF looks fairly shallow to me, is the back of her head a little out of focus? If this were my photo, I would try to add some type of hair light on her back side.
    This is a pretty good shot for sure, just a couple details that I notice.

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    Quote Originally Posted by speedneeder View Post
    Wow, she's quite beautiful
    I'm not sure, but the DOF looks fairly shallow to me, is the back of her head a little out of focus? If this were my photo, I would try to add some type of hair light on her back side.
    This is a pretty good shot for sure, just a couple details that I notice.
    Very nice portrait, I agree with Brian and Andrew.

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    Lovely portrait and a real beautifull young girl.

    The light on the background combined with the breasts take focus from the really really lovely face, eyes and hair. She has the most beautifull body, but the portrait should focus really beautifull face and eyes.
    Last edited by slm; 30th April 2012 at 06:41 PM.

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    I like the portrait and I don't mind that it is somewhat elongated crop. However, I do like it better with some of the bottom cropped off - say to just above the elbow of her left arm...

    However, if you crop to just above the bottom of her magnificant busom, it would draw attention away from that part of her anatomy and perhaps return some of that attention to her beautiful face.

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    I think you have done a great job, well done.



    Quote Originally Posted by slm View Post
    Lovely portrait and a real beautifull young girl.

    The light on the background combined with the breasts take focus from the really really lovely face, eyes and hair. She has the most beautifull body, but the portrait should focus really beautifull face and eyes.
    This comment made me chuckle You like her then?

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    Re: Portrait of Tamara...

    Hi, Otmar. This pose is an excellent showcase for her hair, but typically, you would have done several different poses. I hope you did, but if not, try some 3/4 front, full front, profile, etc. She can still pull some hair over one shoulder. Also, a small spot of light on your model's hair will offset the main light and highlight the hair. Watch for shadows on the model's face.

    I prefer the normal porportions of portrait format as well, so in this case you would frame or crop just above the left elbow, while giving more "space" to the right and also in this case to the left so as not to "crowd" her hair. Also, you could crop a little from the top of the frame, just allow the backdrop to show above her head.

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