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Camera:Nikon D200 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Girl with a Pearl Earring
Username:miptog miptog
Uploaded:28 Nov 2010 - 4:00 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72359 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
28 Nov 2010 - 4:56 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Micheal, you've captured a beautiful warm glow in the skin tones camera left, which I think would work well with a tad more shadow on the near side of the subjects face - a personal choice maybe.
I also think that this would look a lot better for me with a plain darkish bg that also echoed the glow in the subjects skin

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scrimmy
scrimmy e2 Member 6369 forum postsscrimmy vcard Scotland5 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2010 - 8:50 AM

A beautiful model well captured, great skin, great eyes, I have to agree about the background though.

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2010 - 12:42 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Like the eye connection with the camera and the good details in the hair. For me the lighting is a little to bright for this to work well. You could add a levels adjustment layer to darken the background to reduce its impact and then look at just reducing the levels on the face slightly to give a little more shadow, again with a separate layer.
Just a suggestion.
Regards Richard

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miptog
miptog  93532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
29 Nov 2010 - 7:07 PM

Thanks for the useful feedback. The original had better contrast. I adjusted it as the histogram was bunched too far over to the left. Should have left it more or less as it was.

This was a pub "grab" shot. Asked the waitress to pose for couple of quick shots.

Lighting:

SB600 in a lambency diffuser, pointing straight up, place in a table, just off the vertical axis.

Triggered by CLS in TTL mode.

Pleasantly surprised as to the lighting effect, and how good TTL was.

Any other comments and suggestions greatly welcomed.

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debu
debu  4 India
4 Dec 2010 - 2:38 PM

Lovely image and model.
debu

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2010 - 5:56 PM

Very nice lighting and skin tone.

John Smile

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2010 - 6:02 PM

P.S. Thanks for the smashing mod, I like the crop.

John Smile

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rpba18205
rpba18205 e2 Member 5rpba18205 vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
7 Dec 2010 - 9:45 PM

Lovely image.
Rob.

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OVrtnarHigi
8 Dec 2010 - 6:39 PM

tip top surrender.

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Albright
Albright  2 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2012 - 11:59 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Lovely skin tones and model has a wistful expression which you have captured well.
Perhaps a lazy lasso selection would work to darken down the background. This would bring more emphasis on the model. Well done.

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