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A such great model..

If you have any advice/comment about the rendering of this picture, you are welcome !

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:55.0 - 250.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 563.3 - 2560.5 mm)
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:22 Apr 2012 - 5:23 PM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/80sec
Exposure Comp:-1/3
ISO:640
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Shade
Title:Laetitia
Username:Malapris Malapris
Uploaded:4 Jan 2013 - 3:55 PM
Tags:Portraits / people, Woman beauty
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Richtee
Richtee  2 United Kingdom
4 Jan 2013 - 4:23 PM

Lovely model and pose. Hope you like the mods. Think the image just needed the light slightly more contrasty.

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
4 Jan 2013 - 5:38 PM

I think it is a lovely portrait photo, nicely cropped and a good light, nice skin tones nice eye, would have liked to see a little more of the other eye but! not that important, if a self portrait then brilliant, worth trying different angles, best wishes and good luck, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinWink

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Steinmachine
4 Jan 2013 - 5:58 PM

Good lighting & composition only negative would loved to have seen the other eye

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10986 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2982 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 6:31 PM

Bienvenue ZFE Francis.


This is a nice portrait of Laetitia. The closeness, and the engagement with the camera work well to make an intimate shot.

Settings look good, though Im not sure if f/4 was the widest aperture. If so, stopping down one aperture to 5.6 can provide a sharper result. F/5.6 is where your lens is sharpest, - but of course you would need to increase ISO..


You can consider cropping to move her eyes up in the frame, to a third, - its even more intimate I think; I like that face that youe used your own WB setting and not auto. To me, when I download the shot, I see a little too much yellow, which I corrected in the mod using the Photoshop colour balance tool; less yellow = more blue. To see modifications, scroll up this page and click the Modifications tab.

When you re size a shot for the web, before you upload, open the smaller file and check for sharpness. Re sizing often causes loss of sharpness, so its worth that extra step. I added a small amount of sharpening in the mod.

Again welcome, and enjoy the site!



Regards


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 4 Jan 2013 - 6:32 PM

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G3  12 United States2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Jan 2013 - 7:22 PM

As your pf contains only this picture I assume you are new here..You are off to a fine start with this picture. You will find MANY here to offer honest and meaningful help on this site. Welcome to EPZ

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Malapris
Malapris  1 France
4 Jan 2013 - 8:57 PM

Thanks a lot for your comments I didn't expected that much Smile

FYI this one is not cropped, almost raw from camera, just a bit contrasted and hot (yellow) because it's juste the way I saw it... I tried colder but it does not match the personality.
One thing I regret is the red on the cheeks, I'll fix that in a future version.

The rule of thirds... I do not really like rules and I don't think that I have enough material for this.

By the way you are all invited to see my Facebook lab :
http://www.facebook.com/FaceINatioN.Photography

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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 8:32 AM

Pleasant image and nice looking girl. Lighting slightly too strong on the right hand as viewed causing some detail loss. Needed a touch less exposure, then possibly lighten the shadows. The image is warm toned, but I like that. Looks pleasing. Eye could be a touch sharper, may be jpg compression.

It is very rare for an image not to need a little processing to finish it off.

Paul

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Focus_Man
Focus_Man  4481 forum posts United Kingdom631 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 1:19 PM


Quote: The rule of thirds... I do not really like rules and I don't think that I have enough material for this.

Well worth learing rules otherwise how will you know when to ignore them?

RoT is perhaps, the most prevalent and the most useful and applies, in one way or another, to my way of thinking to around 75% of pictures. Good compositions often comply with it whether or not the photographe./artist plan it into the final picture. It generally looks good and often provides good balance to uploads.

I commend it to you.

Frank

Last Modified By Focus_Man at 5 Jan 2013 - 1:22 PM

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Paintman
Paintman e2 Member 8902 forum postsPaintman vcard United Kingdom173 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jan 2013 - 6:59 PM

I think the model and photo are excellent. The mod is a sort of bypass bleach process to add more contrast and reduce the saturation. The mod looks better large, hopefullySmile

To me the only real point of improvement would be to clone out the stray hairs so the shape of the model's head is a clean shape. Also the strands of hair that don't follow the main hair direction can be cloned out so the hair style looks groomed. This may or may not help, it depends how you see the shot.

The model's bracelet would be better if it were seen completely or removed, imo, as it does detract slightly.

This is only an opinion and not meant to offend.

Alan.

Last Modified By Paintman at 5 Jan 2013 - 7:03 PM

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Malapris
Malapris  1 France
15 Jan 2013 - 2:39 PM

Thanks a lot again for your comments, I found some relevant ideas and will produce another version.

Cheers

Francis

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