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my first attempt at a portrait... my son not much of a poser !! lol

Camera:Fujifilm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:my boy
Username:sierrastar sierrastar
Uploaded:7 Apr 2013 - 11:34 AM
Tags:Black & white, Portraits / people
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LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 11:36 AM

The lighting is lovely but the focus is too soft. Nice first try though.

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derrymaine
7 Apr 2013 - 11:48 AM

very soft and warm portrait. brilliant

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debu
debu  4 India
7 Apr 2013 - 12:32 PM

Nice mono portrait.
debu

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dudler
dudler Critique Team 11103 forum postsdudler vcard England313 Constructive Critique Points
7 Apr 2013 - 1:14 PM

Lynne's right: though if you look at the portraits that Julia Margaret Cameron shot, you'll find similar levels of softness - so maybe that's not wrong in itself!

The EXIF data's missing (did you edit and "save for web"?), but I suspect low light levels, a wide aperture, and a slow shutter speed conspired to make this less sharp than you might have liked.

JMC once said that she "focussed until it looked beautiful" - quoted at me by a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum when I suggested that a shot was not optimally focussed. So there's precedent!

And your son, though he may not be a poser, is in the category of young man Mrs Dudler calls beautiful...

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sierrastar
7 Apr 2013 - 2:54 PM

after much persuasion he did allow me to photograph him watch this space cos he is very photogenic i think.... he was very conscious of his skin this is why i tried to soften the light and have it slightly out of focus... portraiture is a real art as i have discovered!!!

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