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This is so far out of my comfort zone … the only time I usually photograph people is when they inadvertently walk into a landscape shot.

But it is always good to try something new. Lit by window light and off camera flash to the right.

Many thanks for the comments, votes and UAs for my deer shots … very much appreciated!

And as always thank you for your time once again.

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:50mm f2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Inside Looking Out
Username:GillyB GillyB
Uploaded:2 Feb 2014 - 11:41 AM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2155 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 11:48 AM

For your first attempt this is excellent, nice lighting....well done

RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland110 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 12:10 PM

A genre which I have never attempted but for a first time attempt you have achieved a fine shot IMHO.
The lighting seems well controlled and catch of light in the eyes is nice.
R.

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 12:14 PM

Good framing and it looks so natural, you'd never guess you'd set it up.
Beautiful model too!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
2 Feb 2014 - 12:23 PM

Love it Gilly, much better than I could do, well done.
Brian

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 233 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 12:28 PM

It's a fine picture.

handlerstudio
handlerstudio e2 Member 2handlerstudio vcard United States5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:19 PM

Golly, if this is your first portrait, you have been missing a whole lot of possibility. This is a terrific shot. Your lighting is spot on, you used a really interesting camera angle, but most of all, this has the qualifier for a good portrait. You appear to have captured the spirit of your subject. That is the one thing that cannot be taught.

Peter

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:33 PM

Thank you all so much!

Smile

morpheus1955
morpheus1955 e2 Member 7morpheus1955 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 1:38 PM

Lovely portrait excellent light and composition, very well done, keep up the good work

Hugh

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 3:11 PM

Thank you Smile

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 32893 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 4:52 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed, and captured portrait image with a wonderful appeal. "Superb"

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9187 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 4:55 PM

Beautiful. You captured her eyes perfectly.
Ty

rayme330
rayme330 e2 Member 2rayme330 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:35 PM

Very nicely set up and captured, Gilly.

Ray

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 5:50 PM

Thank you! Smile

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 6:46 PM

Impish.....
Love this

dark_lord
dark_lord Critique Team 101446 forum postsdark_lord vcard England123 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 7:09 PM

You've captured a lovley smile. not all portraits require thst, but it's not always easy, so well done.
You'e alos got the balance of flash and ambient light just right, again not always easy.
Keith

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2014 - 8:29 PM

Many thanks Smile

Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England207 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2014 - 7:57 PM

Lighting works well Gilly - good details and tones here
Regards Richard

Last Modified By Richsr at 3 Feb 2014 - 7:58 PM
leontari
leontari e2 Member 1leontari vcard Greece
3 Feb 2014 - 8:11 PM

A delightful portrait, good tones.
Effrossini

ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
4 Feb 2014 - 4:17 PM

excellent, nice lighting

Kim Walton
Kim Walton  10144 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
8 Feb 2014 - 5:25 PM

Hello cheeky Wink

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
9 Feb 2014 - 8:33 AM

Smile thank you!

DonMc
DonMc e2 Member 5DonMc vcard United Kingdom
9 Feb 2014 - 1:10 PM

You have a talent, no doubt!Smile
Regards Don

shutter speed
13 Feb 2014 - 5:42 PM

Comfort zone or not. She certainly looks comfortable in front of your camera which indicates all is going very nicely.

GillyB
GillyB e2 Member 9316 forum postsGillyB vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 1:14 AM

Thank you Don and Ian Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41028 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England133 Constructive Critique Points
14 Feb 2014 - 3:14 PM

One more portrait than I've managed! And the eyes make it a winner.

Dave

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