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Dances with wolves,
shot on grey backdrop with 2 x 600w flash's
I would really appreciate some advise or critique on this shot.
thanks.

Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-70 Dx
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:dances with wolves
Username:lorus5000 lorus5000
Uploaded:31 Oct 2009 - 8:09 PM
Tags:Fashion, Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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NickParry
NickParry e2 Member 91016 forum postsNickParry vcard Wales79 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2009 - 9:26 PM

For me, simply, it needs cropping drastically.

It need less on the right of shot, and much less on the top. Centrally placing a figure will make the figure 'stagnent', changing the crop with add more dynamism.

Nick Smile

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Robert51
Robert51 e2 Member 6Robert51 vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2009 - 9:35 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

HI Lee

Nice shot but needed a few things. As stated above a much tighter crop. I have added a little edge darkening and the a light brown tint to bring out that wonderful colour. Also a little flash fill on the face.
This I hope has darkened the background and made the eye stay on the young lady.
Hard to work on such a small image after cropping.
Hope you like it....
Robert

Last Modified By Robert51 at 31 Oct 2009 - 9:37 PM

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10988 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2984 Constructive Critique Points
31 Oct 2009 - 9:42 PM

The shot is quite nice.

I would like to have seen some more light on her face, - theres some fall off where her face is darker that her legs.

The purpose of a crop is not to have it tighter, rather to have the shot balanced better, so the subject if off centre, on a third. To achieve thie, I cropped space on the right, and also added space to the left.


Ive cropped, lightened the face, added a little contrast and sharpened a tad in the mod.


Hope you find this helpful,



Regards



Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 31 Oct 2009 - 9:43 PM

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lorus5000
lorus5000 e2 Member 5lorus5000 vcard
31 Oct 2009 - 10:35 PM


Quote: HI Lee

Nice shot but needed a few things. As stated above a much tighter crop. I have added a little edge darkening and the a light brown tint to bring out that wonderful colour. Also a little flash fill on the face.
This I hope has darkened the background and made the eye stay on the young lady.
Hard to work on such a small image after cropping.
Hope you like it....
Robert

Thanks for the advise i appreciate it.
robert would you mind explaining to me how you added the tint please..
thanks

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Robert51
Robert51 e2 Member 6Robert51 vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
1 Nov 2009 - 3:15 PM

Hi Lee
In photoshop open image and duplicate layer.
Now open a new blank layer.
Go to Layer/New fill layer/Solid color.
Pick any colour to fill the layer.
Change the blend to "Soft Light".
You can now click on the colour squre on the fill layer and change to any colour that works best with your picture, browns works well.
Hope this helps, any problems let me know.
Robert.

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lorus5000
lorus5000 e2 Member 5lorus5000 vcard
1 Nov 2009 - 3:54 PM

Thanks for that , Ill have a go.....

Thanks for all your time.

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