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a young girl came to the camera club and these are the pics i took. thanks for all your time.this was a one off left the club shortly after this but will be going back with more confidence shortly.

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Title:portrait 1
Username:NeilWigan NeilWigan
Uploaded:17 Sep 2010 - 12:30 AM
Tags:Portraits / people
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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 12:33 AM

Two nice shots. - gary

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 12:36 AM

Two good captures Neil. Really like V2, very natural looking.

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LexEquine
LexEquine  8 United States19 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 1:07 AM

Two nice candid captures, Neil. I really like the natural pose of the pretty young & sassy Lady in V2. Ciao...Pietro

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john_w168
john_w168  41 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 1:24 AM

What a lovely portrait, Neil.

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samarmishra
17 Sep 2010 - 1:54 AM


Quote: Two good captures Neil. Really like V2, very natural looking.

Hi Neil, I do agree with Sandy, great shot with natural pose..

Samar..

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Oleg_Lobzin
17 Sep 2010 - 6:59 AM

Gorgeous eyes and smile. Perfectly captured.
Regards, Oleg.

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imagio
imagio  8 England1 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 7:24 AM

Good nnatural images Neil

Bernie

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gabriel_flr
17 Sep 2010 - 7:43 AM

Wow, tell her to come back Neil, pleeeease! V2 is really good but i love both versions!
Gabriel

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akhtarkhan  12 United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 7:50 AM

Two lovely soft images. V1 Nice eye contact and tightly cropped. V2 is almost candid type. Well taken.
Akhtar

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 761 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England54 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 10:45 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

The girl has been caught with lovely expressions and has beautiful eyes.

With #1, I do not like the close crop but that is probably just me.

#2 has a bit of originality to it which I enjoy. To me the bag is too overpowering and I think either a plain or a smaller bag would be better. I do like the low angle.

Hope this helps

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nishchal
nishchal  4 India
17 Sep 2010 - 1:27 PM

Great Set!
nishchal

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 1:29 PM

I would be well chuffed to get these two beauties
I probably wouldnt have cropped V1 so severly but it does look o.k.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10903 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2898 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 2:17 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Neil,

Both decent shots, though V2 has a very candid, unposed look to it which makes it quite different and an attractive image.

I have no issue with the close crop, but a couple of suggestions to improve it, - and also V2:

There is a pronounced red/pink colour cast in both shots. This may be due to white balance being incorrect, and likely would not happen if you calibrated your WB before shooting using the light you were using to take the shots. This can simply be to place a grey card in the shot, take a pic with auto WB, and then shoot the rest of the session. All shots in RAW, and you can then use the greay card in RAW processing to click on to measure the correct white balance to apply to al shots; or if shooting JPEG, select Custom WB and use the grey card shot as your reference WB, - BUT you must fill the frame with the grey card.


Ive adjusted this in both shots as best I could.

V1 looks better without the cast, which also reduces the amount of red in the eye whites; sharpen the eyes; crop so her head is tilted, - or better still have her pose that way, - its always more attractive; and I would soften her skin a little, - a close crop can reveal a lot of normal skin imperfections that are not flattering for a female shot, and look great for a male. Ive loaded Mod1 with this done.

V2, a very nice shot, - the same correction needs to be done, - its more obvious heres as your background should be white. Again, sharpen overall, - its a little soft, -and you can use levels selectively to even out the light on the background which falls off to the left. Not easy to light a background evenly.


I hope this is helpful,


Regards


Willie

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RTDS
RTDS  6 Cyprus
17 Sep 2010 - 4:27 PM

2 Excellent portraits.
Robert

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 4:36 PM

Apart from the fact that you have cropped a bit close Neil I really do like V1. What lovely sparkling eyes you have found in her.
Ron

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RajaSidambaram
17 Sep 2010 - 6:04 PM

Nice mild expressions well captured in these two images, Neil.
- Raja.

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Evgenya
Evgenya  4 Russian Federation
17 Sep 2010 - 6:50 PM

Two good captures Nei.
Evgenya

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hasslebladuk e2 Member 5hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 7:38 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Neil both good shots but the first shot you need to back off to close
the next one what I would do is bring the leg down bend both and cross the feet so it looks more natrual so the legs are going to her right hand side the bag is big in the frame turn it more side on but the pose is not very good portraits done right are not easy but we can all find fault hope this helps but an excellent try
mike

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
17 Sep 2010 - 11:17 PM

thanks everyone these have been really helpfull critiques,and as always thanks for your time looking, neil and family.

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johncob
johncob  4 United Kingdom
17 Sep 2010 - 11:46 PM

Neil Two great shots , but its V2 for me. Regards John

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morpheus1955
18 Sep 2010 - 12:09 AM

Two lovely shots, I would be well chuffed to have got either let alone both Smile

Hugh

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amarmishra1910
23 Sep 2010 - 6:35 PM

Its a great shot but what I find is the picture is a bit soft. But anyway it is a great shot.....

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