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    I took this portrait cc on the photo

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    Last edited by Colin Southern; 8th February 2011 at 07:45 AM.

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    Re: portrait1

    The one thing I think could make this photo better is that there needs to be a bit more fill light, so that we can see more detail of the hair,- show us her ears, and sunglasses on the woman's head- to give her face more dimension to it. Looks too flat, like it was pasted on.

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    Re: portrait1

    Hi Luis,

    Firstly welcome to the CiC forums from me.

    Quote Originally Posted by Captured View Post
    The one thing I think could make this photo better is that there needs to be a bit more fill light, so that we can see more detail of the hair,- show us her ears, and sunglasses on the woman's head- to give her face more dimension to it. Looks too flat, like it was pasted on.
    I tend to agree with Krisztina, I suspect it was shot with a single light source, probably a camera mounted flash, in a dark place, possibly outdoors.

    I would strongly recommend you have a read from Lesson 1 of Colin's;
    School of Portraiture - Links to Lessons 1 through 8

    That will give you some ideas of how important getting the lighting right is.

    Cheers,

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    Re: portrait1

    My first reaction was that the person looked 'squeezed' in the horizontal direction... as if you had resized without keeping the aspect ratio

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    Re: portrait1

    I agree with Revi on the "squeezed look". It almost has the aura of a carnival hall of mirrors image...

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