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here is my little nephew , who a managed to grab and take some low key portfolio work on ,,, fortunatly for me he did not smile ,, as it was a hot after noon and he was slightly worn out

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D600 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:24-85mm f/3.5-4.5 G VR
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:6 Jul 2013 - 5:15 PM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Aperture:f/4.5
Shutter Speed:1/4000sec
Exposure Comp:+1
ISO:200
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Return detected
White Balance:Cloudy
Title:some low key images
Username:supermario71 supermario71
Uploaded:9 Jul 2013 - 10:53 AM
Tags:Black & white, Flash / lighting, Low key
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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
9 Jul 2013 - 10:57 AM

Excellent portrait...

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RLF
RLF e2 Member 4RLF vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 11:01 AM

Really caught a cracking portrait here.
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2983 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 4:47 PM

Welcome to EPZ Stephen.


Its a very nice shot. The pose and expression work well. Settings look odd, as your max synch setting is 1/200, while you used 1/4000 here, which may normally result in the shutter curtain being visible, but its not. Unless you didnt use flash, as it says here, or the power was so low it didnt contribute to the image very much.

Its a mono, not a b&w, as its toned. The toning works ok. I woulber if its too bright for a low key? I dont believe its not a low key, but perhaps a little darker.


Ive done two mods which you can see if you scroll up this page and click on the modifications tab, then view the mods large.

I have cropped a little tighter vertically, and added space to the right to move him a little more left.

Both are a little darker, with the toning slightly less colourful in one, and the other is a b&w shot. Ive applied a small amount of sharpening.

Overall a nice piece of wok, and a good start on the site.


Hope this is useful, and enjoy the site,



Regards



Willie

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8527 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1091 Constructive Critique Points
9 Jul 2013 - 7:32 PM

There's a lot said about the importance of direct eye contact, but so often the expression is just used to mean 'Look at the camera and smile'. But it's about contact, communication, and that's what you have here. Photographer and subject viewing each other with mutual respect and understanding. He knows you well enough, that's obvious, children don't look like that at strangers... So often portraits of children patronise them, play on the cute and the aaaaw factor. This doesn't, it views the lad as an equal.
There's strength and weariness, hope and apprehension, cocky self-confidence and doubts. It's a beautiful image of the mind of the child.
A slight quibble - I'd like the catchlight in his right (our left) eye to be brighter, to match the other eye. I'll have a go at that. I like Willie's crop, otherwise I wouldn't change anything else.
Welcome to the site, I hope you enjoy it here.
Moira

Last Modified By mrswoolybill at 9 Jul 2013 - 7:37 PM

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pablophotographer

Welcome to EPZ Mario.
I like the care you had taken to manage to light and depict the eye on the darker side of his face, it shows patience - from both- and skill from you. Bravo.

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supermario71
10 Jul 2013 - 10:47 PM

im not sure if all of you above read this but thank you all for your thoughts and will most certainly take on board ,, AT LAST FEED BACK thanks again

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