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    Sta Monica beach, L.A., overcast skies.
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    sunlight coming from window on her left side.

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    Sta Monica beach. overcast skies

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    Re: Chp 3. studying how to do headshots/portraits 2013

    Hi Victor,
    I see no one has commented, so I will give it a go... I think it is a very nice image, sharp, well composed and exposed.


    I can see a dark shadow along his shoulders and arms?

    Hope this is helpful...

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    Victor - I think you tend to shoot / frame in a very non-traditional way, which gives the images an unbalanced look.

    Try shooting so that your subjects look across the long side of the frame. All three of these shots look like they are crowded to the left side of the frame.

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    Re: Chp 3. studying how to do headshots/portraits 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Hi Victor,
    I see no one has commented, so I will give it a go... I think it is a very nice image, sharp, well composed and exposed.


    I can see a dark shadow along his shoulders and arms?

    Hope this is helpful...
    Hi Christina,

    I purposely posed him against the sky(overcast cloudy).
    I was using a simple kit lens: 18-105mm f4-5.6, so I couldn't get a nice bokeh to isolate him.

    Now that you mentioned it, seems like there is a "dark shadow along his shoulders and arms".
    I'll have to backtrack editing done on it so I can see where that came from.

    Your "editing-eye" sure is sharp!

    Thank you so much.


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    Re: Chp 3. studying how to do headshots/portraits 2013

    Quote Originally Posted by GrumpyDiver View Post
    Victor - I think you tend to shoot / frame in a very non-traditional way, which gives the images an unbalanced look.

    Try shooting so that your subjects look across the long side of the frame. All three of these shots look like they are crowded to the left side of the frame.
    Hi Manfred,

    I was experimenting with "diagonal lines " as per the thoughts of Frank Dispensa, which evokes
    "position of strength ......"

    for instance in this short clip , showing how he analyzes a contestant's photo.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MEv_tTw4vQo

    I will definitely keep in mind your informative advice.

    Thanks.



    here's his vid about Classical posing which emphasizes his belief in "diagonals" as an important legacy from the past masters, but still very relevant in today's modern digital photography.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxPkxS_ezVg
    Last edited by nimitzbenedicto; 31st July 2013 at 03:54 AM.

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    Re: Chp 3. studying how to do headshots/portraits 2013

    I like the balance in your latest posting a lot better than some of the earlier ones. This one works well!

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    I like this one a lot, too. The composition is very nice indeed, and I suspect it may have something to do with what Manfred is talking about.

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    Sta Monica, LA. overcast

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    Beautiful photo, Victor. Looks perfect to me.

    I love the composition, and how you isolated her from the background. I also like the ponytail, for the fun, innocent feeling and sense of movement

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    Pasadena city hall, Sun 11Aug2013
    I was aiming for 2/3rd angle and a good notch on the side of her right eye.
    Altho, normally, we avoid too much eye-whites, I feel it's just enough in this image.
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    Last edited by nimitzbenedicto; 12th August 2013 at 03:46 AM.

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    Re: Chp 3. studying how to do headshots/portraits 2013

    Nice image..

    On the top left hand side of her head, ie; her hairline looks lightened or something like that?

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    Re: Chp 3. studying how to do headshots/portraits 2013

    Hi Victor,

    I like #7 a lot, but #4 and #5 remain my favourites. Nice work.

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