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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:17 Apr 2011 - 2:56 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/200sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Gemma
Username:Shdss Shdss
Uploaded:3 May 2011 - 11:32 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
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FoolInTheRain
3 May 2011 - 12:24 PM

Great shot,
Steve

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Shdss
Shdss  4 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 - 3:21 PM

Thank you very much

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ginz04
ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
3 May 2011 - 4:43 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

HI Shdss

This is a better shot than last one she seems more at ease here, but i do have some niggles her eyes are not looking at the camera though this is not always necessary in this shot i think it would improve this image, also her hands have been cropped out. Hands are a difficult part o get right here you have copped off her fingers which causes the eye some confusion also you have got the back of her hands which tends not to help any image especially when its a female. Also the positioning of her hands does not help and it makes her look amateurish as if embarrassed by the pose, having her hands on her thighs or on floor or in hair would be better. Also watch the shadows unless they are on purpose as these can be distracting.

Hope this helps

Ian

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johnnyboy114
3 May 2011 - 5:36 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I would tend to agree with the above a little....this is a lovely attempt and still a nice image, but just a couple of things would make a difference....the advice on the hands is very good. If anything, I might be tempted to bring the leg around and be a touch more "head on" to the camera as when you have large expanses of flesh like the side of the thigh, if its not entirely in frame, it can look a little out of proportion. Bringing it around would eliminate this a touch, as well as giving your model more choice when it comes to hand positioning. On the top of the legs, holding the knee, maybe just resting on the side of the thigh, all in frame....just a few pointers, hope you don't see them as too critical, I like to try and be as constructive as possible.
The eye contact doesn't bother me....I quite like the expression, although she does look like she has been caught on the hop a little, which actually adds a nice touch of fun Smile But the shadows are a little distracting. Not sure how it was shot, but would possibly get the lightsource a little closer and adjust camera and light accordingly. If unmodified, shoot through a soft box close in, or maybe an umbrella and if this isn't an option, there are a million "tricks" that can be found on the web to soften the light e.g. cloth over the light, tissue over the light, bouncing the light closer to the model, try and shoot natural or available light with a reflector etc etc. You have a nice camera with decent ISO performance, so might be worth taking advantage of that a little.....I am no expert, but hope you get what I am trying to say to hopefully point to small improvements to get this from being a really nice image to an absolute cracker.....

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Shdss
Shdss  4 United Kingdom
3 May 2011 - 9:06 PM

thank you very much to you both, i do indeed take all critisism's in the manner in which they are intended. and very much appretiate them. as an artist it is how i learn and grow.

i dont claim to be a pro, and dont presume to think i know it all. so comments such as yours only aid in helping me learn. bieng dislexic i find it hard to study from books, it makes more sence to learn from mistakes, and you only know its a mistake by having it pointed out.

i openly invite your good selves to look at all my future uploads with the same eyes as you have this one.

thank you again.

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johnnyboy114
3 May 2011 - 9:43 PM

No problem, happy to help if I/we can Smile If there is anything specific you want to know, don't hesitate to ask and will help out all I can for you. My family has a history of dyslexia and I have a couple of friends who are badly dyslexic and I had to be a proof reader to my friends at Uni as I don't suffer from it, so know and realise how difficult it can be. Will happily help if I can Smile

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ginz04  10276 forum posts United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
4 May 2011 - 5:09 PM

Again no problem , I like to give constructive criticism as that is how people learn and improve.

Regards

Ian

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