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    2 shots of Alex

    Another attempt at my son with natural light
    Nikon D80 135mm f5.6 1/13 sec ISO 400
    I seemed to have forgotten to reduce the image size.
    C&C needed and welcome
    2 shots of Alex

    This one my wife likes the best
    2 shots of Alex

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    Re: 2 shots of Alex

    Quote Originally Posted by stephencamptonjones View Post
    This one my wife likes the best
    In that case, that's definitely the best one!

    I am no portraitist so am always reluctant to offer comment on such images. But the lighting on that first one looks, to me, to be creating a sort-of flat, featureless image. There are no shadows to give us definition and shape
    Last edited by Dave Humphries; 7th May 2012 at 09:32 AM.

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    Re: 2 shots of Alex

    Hi Stephen,

    I think the hair is an integral part of the first composition and this almost works, but I'd like to see the complete neck line of his shirt (as we have in second).

    On the second, without the hair detail, I feel it needs a serious crop, I think we could lose the top 30% (of blackness) and have a more compelling composition.

    There is a recommended method in this post for downsizing before posting. (but with a portrait, you might want to "go easy" on the final sharpening)

    Cheers,

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    Re: 2 shots of Alex

    Dave and Donald thanks for your input. I see that having a complete neckline is better.
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