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A simple, windowlit portrait. Nothing particularly exciting or artistic intended, intention just to be a pleasing family portrait.

With that in mind, my main query is with regard to cropping, but any post-production treatment (B&W? toning?) or suggestions on how you would have treated the lighting conditions, gratefully received.

Iso 100, f2.2, ss 320, with 50 mm lens (though I might've done some exposure tweeking in RAW)

Camera:Canon EOS 350D
Lens:50mm
Recording media:100
Title:Simple portrait (natural light)
Username:Sus Sus
Uploaded:13 Aug 2006 - 8:40 PM
Tags:Portraits / people
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Blenkinsopp
13 Aug 2006 - 9:15 PM

love the composition and lighting as it is
- excellent skin tones and gorgeous sparkling eyes
- only thing I might have done differently is dof - maybe f5.6 ish for slightly more dof

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phil beale
phil beale  111502 forum posts United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 - 12:33 AM

Agree a bit more DOF would be good as the eyes look slightly soft as the focus point is on the nose. Feels slightly to tight a crop as the hair is just in the crop. Amazing what yuou can achieve with a window as your only light source maybe the use of a reflector to reduce some of the shadows.

A very good family portrait

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Sus  103183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 9:30 AM

Thanks for the tips. I will try to crack the DOF problem (I do tend to be overly cautious having been caught out with too slow a ss often, but that is usually with pets! Here I could easily have allowed a slightly smaller aperture), and make more use of my reflector!

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tricky66
tricky66  8 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 - 2:31 PM

I love the natural colours to this, but with that said I would convert to b&w and adjust the tones. I think it would look superb with a tweak to the tones to give it a very slight blue/grey tone.Try a little dodging on the eyes perhaps?
Cracking shot, would love to see a toned version.
Rich

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Sus  103183 forum posts England9 Constructive Critique Points
14 Aug 2006 - 8:39 PM

Cheers will try that toned version and cheers for the mod ianmack.

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