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    Natalie

    First ever try at a portrait,Used my daughter as a reluctant model and bounced the flash off a window blind on the other side of the room.
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    Used a Pentax K30/A50MM f1.7/Metz AF48 flash mounted on the camera.

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    Re: Natalie

    Very nice. Did you crop this at all? The cast shadow behind her could be used for effect but can also be distracting. Right corner shows a little bit of noise.

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    Re: Natalie

    A little bit of cropping left and right but not a lot and iso 100.

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    Re: Natalie

    Hi

    Was this taken at f1.7?

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    Re: Natalie

    Quote Originally Posted by shreds View Post
    Hi

    Was this taken at f1.7?
    EXIF shows F5.6

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    Re: Natalie

    No Ian f5.6

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    Re: Natalie

    She needs to be moved further away from the wall to reduce the shadow cast that John also noted. A single colour background more even from side to side would keep the viewers attention on the model. A few hot spots on the face could call for a bit weaker or more diffused flash. Nice start. Just for your own consideration,,,,, for me, chopping off parts is OK for candids or environmental portraits but on a somewhat tight cropped formal neck up portrait with the subject looking at the camera, the end result may benefit by leaving the entire head.
    Last edited by Andrew1; 3rd March 2013 at 02:07 PM.

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    Re: Natalie

    Thanks for the pointers folks

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    Re: Natalie

    Nice George, her face is sharp and you have captured her eyes. What lens did you use? Perhaps bring her away from the wall a few feet to help avoid shadows, or use a slightly longer lens and bounce it off the roof. If this is your first effort you will do well with portrait, the composition is good.

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