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Another one of Robyn, this time in full colour. the pink in the background was created with a pink gel filter attached to one of the lights which has also resulted in pink fringing around her hair line, not so sure that this has worked but I quite like the effect with the striking pink dress.
I am experimenting a bit more with my portraits just lately, both in the studio and during processing.
Comments and critique are always welcome, good or bad, it's all considered and taken on board and I believe it's what makes us all strive to improve our photography and processing techniques.

Many thanks for taking time to view, comment and vote. Your support is always greatly appreciated.

Fran

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 40D
Lens:EF-S18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Focal Length:18mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/3.5
Aperture:f/11.0
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Partial
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Robyn 2
Username:franfoto franfoto
Uploaded:12 May 2011 - 2:35 PM
Tags:Fashion & beauty, Glamour, Models, Portraits / people, Studio lighitng
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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64543 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 2:39 PM

I was just thinking before I read your blurb that I like the attractive pink glow around her hair and on the curtain. Very nice styling and eyecatching image. Love the pose and good use of the curtain.
One small thing, I'm not sure if I like the black corner top right as it doesn't seem to make a statement or add anything and could be distracting.
Chris

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 2:46 PM

Beautiful work Fran..............Sandy

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franfoto
franfoto  7 England32 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 2:56 PM


Quote: I was just thinking before I read your blurb that I like the attractive pink glow around her hair and on the curtain. Very nice styling and eyecatching image. Love the pose and good use of the curtain.
One small thing, I'm not sure if I like the black corner top right as it doesn't seem to make a statement or add anything and could be distracting.
Chris

Thanks Chris, I did wonder about that...it's where the soft box behind the model finishes, I'll have a go at cloning it out and upload the result when I get a minute. Thanks for your comment.

Fran

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 3:19 PM

That splash of color behind/around here makes this image sing!!!

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TheRiverRat
12 May 2011 - 4:00 PM

nice shot something about them eyes thoughGrin

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 4:02 PM

Well I am in awe.... fab. image in every way

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 4:36 PM

I really do think this is a beautiful portrait Fran and I could imagine editors snapping this up for an advertising project. Its eye catching and original.
Ron

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lianna
lianna  4 United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 5:03 PM

I think it works and I like it x x

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 6:12 PM

the model looks a bit miserable Fran and the lip makeup is a little heavy, you maybe need to gel with HER more but a good shot

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 7:05 PM

The vivid pink certainly makes this one stand out from the crowd!

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91909 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 8:53 PM

The black works well enough against her coloured dress Fran - I don't think the pink light really adds anything.
I do like the style of the shot though.
Brian.

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arhb
arhb e2 Member 72333 forum postsarhb vcard United Kingdom68 Constructive Critique Points
12 May 2011 - 10:20 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Fran - I like this, and the use of the rear gelled light. The image has an oriental feel about it.
I've done a mod which addresses 2 ideas I had whilst looking at the image;
It's worth experimenting with white balance depending on the colours and tones you have in your image - with the pink dress and rear light, I've simulated a cool white balance of 4000 ish, turning the grey bg to a soft blue which complements the pink tones. A personal choice, yes, but worth considering and experimenting with.
I think it would enhance the image if the rear gelled light were to create more of a rim light to the subject, and whilst it does this partially, could be more even and widespread. It may mean using another gelled light(s) behind the subject and camera right and/or left. I use speedlites for this and they work quite effectively. If you're metering, these need to be set closest to your target aperture for them to show up, with your key light being 1/2 - 2/3 stop lower powered. I then tweak the subject in PostP to get the overall balance right. The rim lighting would also give more depth to the image.
HTH Smile

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mikan
mikan  3 Romania
13 May 2011 - 9:03 AM

great work

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PhillipMinnis
14 May 2011 - 3:37 AM

A striking portrait image! Fantastic colours, and great composition!


Cheers

Phil

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FeatherFriend
FeatherFriend e2 Member 632 forum postsFeatherFriend vcard England217 Constructive Critique Points
14 May 2011 - 12:43 PM

A lovely image Fran with a modern feel to it, like the model and colours but the top RH corner (which has been mentioned) could be improved, overall a great presentation, well done,
Geoff xx

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PeterLaw
PeterLaw  6 United Kingdom
15 May 2011 - 12:56 PM

What a superb shot, well captured.
Peter

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brownsilent
brownsilent e2 Member 7brownsilent vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
15 May 2011 - 4:30 PM

Nicely composed and taken image, but I think the position of her eyes let her appear absent-minded, or indifferent. I'm affraid I have to admit I don't think I like that...
Johanna

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DerekL
DerekL e2 Member 9108 forum postsDerekL vcard England23 Constructive Critique Points
16 May 2011 - 9:30 PM

A good modern portrait image Fran.
I personally don't like the dark make-up, but it does work well in this image. However, if you are having dark lipstick make sure that all the lips are dark. At the moment, the model has licked her lips leaving a light central area. Also the whites of the eyes look unnaturally clear white. The dress is ruffled by the hands, which would have looked better with a smoother finish.
All in all, despite these minor nitpicks, a good effort.

Derek

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England210 Constructive Critique Points
19 May 2011 - 1:41 PM

Like the expressiona and lighting Fran, for me the wide angle lens has not helped the image as it has made the forearm the most prominate part of the image and massive compared to the rest of her body.
Regards Richard

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Suehh
Suehh  739 forum posts England6 Constructive Critique Points
23 May 2011 - 7:16 PM

A very striking and interesting portrait.

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