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As this is my 1000th gallery picture I thought I'd have a go at something different (for me). As my 1st photo was a holiday snap of my daughter Sarah I decided to end my 1st thousand with a another shot of Sarah.
This one was taken inside using an umbrella bought on Ebay, off camera flash and a cheap Ebay flash trigger.
Please let me know what you think as this is my 1st attempt with this sort of set up.

Many thanks to Pamela (pamelajean) for the critique on my last upload that was PM'd to me.

Brand:PENTAX Corporation
Camera:Pentax K10D Check out PENTAXPORTAL!
Lens:Sigma 18-125
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:11 Jul 2011 - 12:14 PM
Focal Length:78mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/125sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:125
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Center-weighted average
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:Sarah
Username:Alan_Baseley Alan_Baseley
Uploaded:11 Jul 2011 - 3:58 PM
Tags:1000th upload, Daughter, Flash / lighting, Portraits / people, Sarah
Votes:36

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6549 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 4:24 PM

I am no expert at portraiture in fact I know very little on the subject but I know that the eyes are very important and you have made a good job with these, I would be pleased with this result, a lovely model too. - gary

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 5:06 PM

Like Gary,I am no expert,but seems to me a nice job of the lighting as it is not too harsh !!
Mick.

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Len1950
Len1950 e2 Member 4Len1950 vcard England
11 Jul 2011 - 5:14 PM

You've captured her eyes beautifully, a super portrait.

Len

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CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 434 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 5:16 PM

It is a lovely portrait. Carole

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nikshot
nikshot  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 5:17 PM

Lovely shot,and congratulations on your 1000.

Nick

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7137 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 5:19 PM

An excellent portrait, Alan, very well captured. Carol

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EAS
EAS  5 Scotland13 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 5:22 PM

She has beautiful eyes which you've captured perfectly. Not a clue re portraits but this seems a lovely, natural one to me.

Ann

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SteveMoulding
SteveMoulding e2 Member 5SteveMoulding vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 6:38 PM

A lovely portrait. Congrats on the 1000th.
Steve.

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jujupops
jujupops e2 Member 4jujupops vcard England
11 Jul 2011 - 8:56 PM

Wonderful portrait, not that I am an expert, you have captured her beautiful eyes brilliantly, well done and congratulations on your 1000th upload, long may they continue Grin
Julie

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jasonrwl
jasonrwl e2 Member 4245 forum postsjasonrwl vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 9:11 PM

Lovely portrait Alan - if this is your first attempt then you have made a cracking job of it - her eyes are fab. Well done for your 1000th pic.
Jason

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Anjantoo
Anjantoo  6 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 9:44 PM

It's a beautiful portrait, you've captured her beauty, especially her eyes perfectly. Maybe you should have put the original one as well so that we can see the difference.
Jann
xxx

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2011 - 10:16 PM

I like your lighting---
I also have a daughter called Sarah-- similar coloring, not quite so red--same freckles!

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PhillipMinnis
12 Jul 2011 - 6:15 AM

A nice portrait image, Alan! I agree with the comments left by other people.....you've captured her eyes very nicely, perfect exposure and lovely composition!

The only negative thing that I could say is that I'm not fond of the background. I'd prefer a plain background rather than the patterned background that you've used.

Apart from that, as I said, I think it's a nice natural portrait! Smile


Cheers

Phil

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Anna62
Anna62  3 Australia1 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 9:00 AM

Her eyes are the main feature for me, in this image. Absolutely stunning eyes Smile

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NeilWigan
NeilWigan e2 Member 4NeilWigan vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
12 Jul 2011 - 9:37 PM

A very natural looking portrait,the lighting must be ok because it looks so natural,good eyes and skin tones.see how you go with the next thousand.

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sandyb
sandyb  1034 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 - 7:43 AM

stunning

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 7:48 AM

What a beauty ....

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
14 Jul 2011 - 9:31 AM

3 things come to me on this. Good use of the off camera flash and you have retained a good balance with just about the right balance. I would have preferred her eyes looking slightly towards you and also a reflector would have bounced light back into the shadows to bring out the hair more. Like Phil says as well not sure about the bg with the folds though
Richard

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WesternRed
WesternRed e2 Member 3WesternRed vcard Australia
2 Aug 2011 - 1:50 PM

The lighting in this portrait is lovely. Well done. WesternRed.

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