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Taken using a single Lastolite Lumin8 400w strobe & Ezybox Softbox a 90x90cm

Background is a Lastolite Hi-Lite reverse side

Constructive criticism welcome.

Thanks for looking

Brand:Nikon CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:70.0-200.0 mm f/2.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:28 Jan 2011 - 4:32 PM
Focal Length:140mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/2.8
Aperture:f/16.0
Shutter Speed:1/250sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
Title:...
Username:Iain_C Iain_C
Uploaded:30 Jan 2011 - 4:41 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, General, Portraits / people
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leman
leman  3 United States5 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2011 - 5:03 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Beautiful woman, great compostion of 1/3rds. Excellent eye contact with complimentary single source of light for perfect skin tones. Happy to see its not airburshed to death. Leman

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Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2011 - 5:10 PM


Quote: Beautiful woman, great compostion of 1/3rds. Excellent eye contact with complimentary single source of light for perfect skin tones. Happy to see its not airburshed to death. Leman

Thanks Leman, i like to keep smoothing to a minimum now as i'm no longer a fan of the super smooth doll look.

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miptog
miptog  83532 forum posts United Kingdom61 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2011 - 11:32 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Fine shot. Being picky, as that is what I think you would want:

- Perhaps a little more space above the head
- Eyes slightly more central in their sockets
- Shooting down on the model, to make the nostrils flattering
- Soften the creases on the neck and cheek-bone

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Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jan 2011 - 11:43 PM


Quote: Being picky, as that is what I think you would want

Yes thank you Michael i appreciate it when suggestions on improvments are made.
I take on board your last 3 suggestions but as for the composition not leaving more space above the head this is just a style i like to shoot when doing horizontal portrait shots.

Thanks again Smile

Iain

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johnnyboy114
31 Jan 2011 - 7:32 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I like this a lot. I reminds me very much of a couple of shots I have in my PF. Similar light, similar look, similar composition. I am a fan of the close crop to be honest, I like it when you get drawn into the face or figure...the eyes have it, so why not focus them? Its a personal compositional thing I think, some like it, some don't. Not all is right or wrong. Just difference in taste and thats a GOOD thing. But this is really lovely. I guess if there is anything about this that I have to be a tiny, tiny bit picky (and blimey, this really is trying to achieve perfection on something thats nearly there!) is that I might have got her to bring her chin down just a touch....as Miptog said, its not her nose and nostrils as such, but the angle does accentuate them a little, so bringing the chin down would level this out, yet you could keep the same expression and mood with it. Miptog said about shooting down to alleviate this...which is one way, but this can also have a slightly distorting effect if not done correctly, so best to move the head in accordance I reckon. Again, personal opinion on boths sides, neither written in stone! Smile But this is lovely. Nice, natural, simple, good light, lovely model (as always), nicely composed.....a really nice image!

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 10:01 AM

Thanks John i will bare that in mind for next time Smile

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Cat&Mouse
Cat&Mouse  11101 forum posts Russian Federation
31 Jan 2011 - 11:38 AM

Very good! Nice lighting and eyes exposition!

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Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 1:32 PM

Like the details and good eye contact in this Iain, works well with the space to the side. Don't think there is anything wrong with the crop.
Regards Richard

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 1:51 PM

Thank you Richard Smile

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jackitec
jackitec  6 Spain
31 Jan 2011 - 8:15 PM

A fine shot, it could be used in advertising with the right caption on the left side,

Jack.

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Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2011 - 8:27 PM


Quote: A fine shot, it could be used in advertising with the right caption on the left side,

Thanks Jack Grin

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A Booth e2 Member 12A Booth vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2011 - 3:49 PM

well captured and very well presented, good skin tones and eye contact. good expression capture.

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Iain_C
Iain_C  5 Scotland3 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2011 - 3:53 PM

Thanks Alan Grin

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