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As I continue to travel down the road of learning portrait photography, I realize that I have a passion for it. The more that I practice photography, the more passionate that I become. It seems to be a never ending cycle lately.

I have been given a unique opportunity to share a fully equipped photography studio with several other photographers. The photographer that has given me this opportunity is also taking time from his busy day to help me develop my photography skills. I couldn't be more appreciative. I feel that doors are opening and I simply need to walk though them.

I have titled this photo "Unforgettable" because the model literally took my breath away from behind the lens. I don't think that I will ever forget how beautiful she was.

Camera:Canon Digital Rebel, 450d
Lens:Canon 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Unforgettable
Username:beckas beckas
Uploaded:8 Apr 2009 - 3:08 PM
Tags:Fashion, Nude / glamour, Portraits / people
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KP
KP  5 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 - 3:15 PM

Stunning portrait

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Cormy
Cormy  6 England
8 Apr 2009 - 3:17 PM

She is truly beautiful and I wish you every success and hope that you will successfully seize this opportunity that has been handed to you.Best wishes.
Cheers
Alan

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 3:18 PM

Yes She is a stunner
Prefer the coloured versions
Lovely to look at

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GrahamNobles
8 Apr 2009 - 3:19 PM

She is indeed beautiful, and you've done a fantastic job with this. Nice work.
Graham

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JLWebster
JLWebster  6 England
8 Apr 2009 - 3:21 PM

Beautiful images.
Well done.
Jenette

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RayEd
RayEd  6 Wales
8 Apr 2009 - 3:24 PM

I like the warmer tones of V1. Excellent portrait.

Ray

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minicooper
8 Apr 2009 - 3:28 PM

v1&3 for me.

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digipix76
digipix76  7577 forum posts England
8 Apr 2009 - 3:33 PM

Gorgeous Becs, good luck in your new venture Smile


Ian

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steve_r
steve_r e2 Member 7steve_r vcard England
8 Apr 2009 - 3:39 PM

GREAT SHOT. Excellent Portrait Image.
Love all three versions, she is beautiful.
Regards Steve.

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alfieB
alfieB  7 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 - 3:49 PM

It has to be V1 for me Becks. It's trully brilliant shot, with excellent composition and lighting. And your model is really stunning.

Best wishes

alfieB

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DaveGu
DaveGu e2 Member 7DaveGu vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 4:11 PM

V3 for, stunning.........................

Dave.

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DaveGu
DaveGu e2 Member 7DaveGu vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 4:12 PM

Oops, meant to say V3 for me....

Dave.

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gary_d
gary_d e2 Member 6521 forum postsgary_d vcard Wales12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 4:20 PM

I like all of them pure class, very well done. - gary

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Alan_Baseley
Alan_Baseley e2 Member 13321 forum postsAlan_Baseley vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 4:37 PM

V1 is superb,
Alan

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dathersmith
dathersmith e2 Member 7549 forum postsdathersmith vcard England12 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 4:55 PM

Unforgettable indeed and what an opportunity, hope it all goes well for you which I'm sure it will as you certainly have the talent.

Darren.

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rossi
rossi  10142 forum posts England11 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 5:14 PM

She is amazing looking and its another nice portrait though I find the white corners a bit distracting. Its version 1 for me.

Good luck with the studio and fingers crossed you'll be up and away sometime soon, maybe your true vocation beckons?

Ian

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TrevorH
TrevorH  7 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 5:15 PM

WOW. This is gorgeous. The eyes are truly stunning. Well done Becks. Good luck with the studio.

Trev.

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Bodiewil
Bodiewil e2 Member 746 forum postsBodiewil vcard Wales
8 Apr 2009 - 5:18 PM

Truly stunning portrait work

Dave

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hthphotos  5
8 Apr 2009 - 5:29 PM

beautiful simply beautiful! and I love the color version the best. you did a great Job here!!

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IanFlindt
IanFlindt  9739 forum posts United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 5:33 PM

Very, very nice indeed. Love the first version, although I wonder if it might have been better still without the bright white background and the fact that the material partially conceals one of her eyes.

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lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 5:44 PM

Isn't that whatshername? Smile Great portrait and title.

John Smile

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 6:23 PM

Thanks all, and thanks very much Dave for the user award!

Regarding the background, I was learning high key lighting during this shoot.....great stuff! Perhaps I could have Photoshopped a different colour of background. I might try that, although the white background doesn't bother me.

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 6:25 PM

Sorry, have to disagree, not a fan of the lighting at all.
Looks like a torch lighting her up from below, playing ghost.

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Mynett
Mynett e2 Member 6137 forum postsMynett vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 6:27 PM

That is a stunning portrait and yes she is a natural beauty you have really done an impressive piece of work here,

Linda Smile

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 6:31 PM


Quote: Sorry, have to disagree, not a fan of the lighting at all.
Looks like a torch lighting her up from below, playing ghost.

Thanks Cole for the critique. The lighting was switched around during the shoot, so keep an eye out for another post or two and please let me know what you think. Wink

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Hanners
Hanners e2 Member 8875 forum postsHanners vcard Ireland10 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 7:07 PM

stunning, both the model and the image Smile

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silburkp
silburkp  10 England
8 Apr 2009 - 7:28 PM

A stunning portrait. Version 2 really emphasises her eyes.

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Mounters
Mounters  784 forum posts England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Apr 2009 - 9:05 PM

I cant say anymore, this is a gorgeous portrait of a gorgeous model.

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BERTRAM
BERTRAM  6 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2009 - 10:55 PM

And you have do it so beautifully.
Dave

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kopo
kopo  6 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 5:45 AM

I was just browsin through, didn't intend to stay, when I caught sight of this young lady. Whilst she is obviously attractive you have a caught a moment of rare beauty. Each of the versions are equal in my opinion.
I look forward to seeing future portraits of yours possibly including this model.
Jack

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onebeautifulmoment

Super portrait.

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miked70
miked70  5225 forum posts South Africa3 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 7:56 AM

Hate to ruin a good thing but if my eyes/monitor are ok there is a bit of out of focuc on her nose and lips,the rest is pin sharpsome may be happy with this but for me for a beauty like her everything should be 100%.i would put this down to a small f number like 3.5 -5.6 at a long lens number like 70-100.for studio i never use less than f8 my nudes were done at f22 people say you should not but if it works use it.
do not take what i say as bad normally it would not matter but with her i think she deserves the best
the high key worked very well suits her theb/g is not a problem
as all way i all ways look for your pics you really do good work.
all 3 ver. are good but v1 the best
v2 and 3 would be far better in low key to bring out her features.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 7:57 AM

A beautiful portrait Rebekah.Didn't have time to comment yesterday.
Tom.

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Garry-W
Garry-W  5 United Kingdom
9 Apr 2009 - 8:18 AM

Rebekah
My preferance is V1. Fantastic! model, wonderful image well done.
A comment from another photographer is only how they would have captured it, If you have captured the image how you saw/created it then you have been sucessful.
best wishes.
Garry

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 9:00 AM

Excellent image Rebekah - like the tones and details in this.
Regards Richard.

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A Booth
A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 11:56 AM

superb portrait, excellent skin tones and eye contact.

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Stace
Stace e2 Member 6Stace vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 12:28 PM

Beautiful and the image is excellent to Smile

Stace

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 2:27 PM

Thanks again all!

Thank you Jack for the user award!

Thanks for the critique Mike. This portrait was shot at f11. Perhaps the slight softness of her nose was my photo finishing? I am not sure, but I didn't retouch her mouth because it was perfect as is.

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IFIMAGE
IFIMAGE  6143 forum posts Wales
9 Apr 2009 - 3:53 PM

Wow! I like all 3, This is class work, good luck with the studio, you have the skill and i think its great.. Thanks for your comments, i want to photograph people next, I can learn a lot from you!

Cheers ian..

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Scaramanga e2 Member 637 forum postsScaramanga vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 5:44 PM

She pretty much takes my breath away too. Much better looking than your usual model. (.)(.) Its a beautiful shot too.

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Orinoco
Orinoco  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 8:27 PM

Wonderful Pictures

Adrian

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
9 Apr 2009 - 11:02 PM

Beautiful portrait. V1 is my favourite.

Nigel

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fatherpie
fatherpie  6 England12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 7:13 AM

This is a stunning portrait. For me the most important element of any portrait is the eyes and IMHO v2 edges it for that very reason. The slight softness to the nose doesn't bother me at all - the eyes have it!
Regards
Dave

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dmhuynh72 e2 Member 628 forum postsdmhuynh72 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Apr 2009 - 5:42 PM

great portrait, like the tone in v2
regards
Yung

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kiddsta1
kiddsta1  7 Australia
11 Apr 2009 - 7:12 PM

100% spot on love it

Paul

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themefrom
themefrom  6 Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Apr 2009 - 9:57 PM

Corker
V1 for me

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12 Apr 2009 - 7:45 AM

She is beautiful, and you've complemented her looks with unfussy technical competence.

John

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bdeephoto
bdeephoto  5
13 Apr 2009 - 3:05 AM

AWESOME shot!!!!

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beckas
beckas  10 United States1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2009 - 4:32 AM


Quote: AWESOME shot!!!!

Thank you Brian! So does this mean that I am a good student? Wink

All, please join me in welcoming Brian (bdeephoto) to EPZ. I owe this gorgeous portrait to him. He is a great teacher and an excellent photographer. He is going to help me improve my photography skills, aren't you Brian? Hehehe!

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jinstone e2 Member 8jinstone vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2009 - 11:18 AM

Like version 2, the subtle tones work really well. Great model too.
Regards
Jeremy

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liparig
liparig  10233 forum posts United States
15 Apr 2009 - 12:45 AM

anaother fantastic portrait
joe

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gary_carter
16 Apr 2009 - 9:51 PM

Fab portrait, Great eye contact.

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Simon-Gimson
17 Apr 2009 - 10:54 AM

stunning have the big 100 on me .


Si

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ToothPilot
18 Apr 2009 - 7:52 AM

Rebekah
there is something about the desaturated V2. I would even love to see another variant with a further 15% decrease in saturation. The model is so beautiful and your image can be used in all colour tempretures, but I feel a tint of colour with the great detail and composition will enhance the very classy look you already achieved here.
Absolutely great work.
Hendrik

ps. Welcome Brian...hope to see your work as well.

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Stenno
Stenno  7 England
19 Apr 2009 - 4:58 PM

Version 1 for me all the way, stunning girl, lovely portrayal! Very nice Smile

Geoff

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funkeldink  101592 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Apr 2009 - 5:33 AM

even better when white cropped out ... beautiful

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GeorgeMSmith
7 Jun 2009 - 12:09 AM

I am just starting down the same road, Bekas. This is an awesome image.

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User_Removed
24 Jul 2009 - 2:04 PM

like the mono
William

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Oshea  6 Wales
14 Aug 2009 - 5:28 PM

Gorgeous shot, would like to see how it would look when cropped in a little more to get rid of all the white so that teh scarf and hair frame the model's face. But, overall thsi really is beautiful Smile

Charlotte.x

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tazisdylan
7 Dec 2009 - 7:39 PM

My first word on seeing this image ' WOAH'.

Fantastic.

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