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Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 1000D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:28 Aug 2011 - 12:16 AM
Focal Length:55mm
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/60sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Not Defined
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:On, Fired
Title:Thinking Deep
Username:Reves Reves
Uploaded:28 Aug 2011 - 8:16 AM
Tags:Close-up / macro, G, General, Photo journalism, Portraits / people
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Reves
Reves  2 India
28 Aug 2011 - 8:24 AM

My mother, she is into some deep thought..
clicked as it is, no cropping ... nothing



good day
R E V E S

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2800 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 5:27 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Its a good shot for the family album Rajesh, - one Im sure your Mother will like.


Better if you could have got the left frame of her glasses in, with a bit more space to the left. If you are inclined you could tone down some of the flash reflected from her face using the burn tool very gently.


I like it as it is, and as a suggestion, - Ive loaded a mod with a lighter frame. Its a personal thing for me, - I find heavy dark frames seem like a box that restricts the image.



Regards


Willie

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Reves
Reves  2 India
28 Aug 2011 - 5:46 PM


Quote: Its a good shot for the family album Rajesh, - one Im sure your Mother will like.


Better if you could have got the left frame of her glasses in, with a bit more space to the left. If you are inclined you could tone down some of the flash reflected from her face using the burn tool very gently.


I like it as it is, and as a suggestion, - Ive loaded a mod with a lighter frame. Its a personal thing for me, - I find heavy dark frames seem like a box that restricts the image.



Regards


Willie

dear,


if you can update the modification, it will be good learning exersise.

regards
rajesh

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Reves
Reves  2 India
28 Aug 2011 - 5:50 PM


Quote: Its a good shot for the family album Rajesh, - one Im sure your Mother will like.


Better if you could have got the left frame of her glasses in, with a bit more space to the left. If you are inclined you could tone down some of the flash reflected from her face using the burn tool very gently.


I like it as it is, and as a suggestion, - Ive loaded a mod with a lighter frame. Its a personal thing for me, - I find heavy dark frames seem like a box that restricts the image.



Regards


Willie

dear willie,


thanks for the updated version.


good day



rajesh

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Reves  2 India
28 Aug 2011 - 5:55 PM


Quote: This is probably a reasonable rendering of her skin tone and I suppose composition can be forgiven as I guess it was as you wished it, despite a few positional shortcomings. What I don't like very much is the heavy shadow cast by your flash and the heavy somewhat oppressive frame you have created with the text 'deep' on it.
Given your 55mm lens you must have been very close at the time of taking the picture which probably made bounce flash difficult, which is why you have the shadow. I don't know if you had a window available to use the natural light but, if you did, then I feel that was a more preferable option. Regarding the frame, mayme one lighter in colour and thereby a more delicate one would be better. I don't think a title was necessary and at least your name is small and within your border which I feel is OK.

Frank

dear frank,

i took it inside the room, scope of light was very less.

i tried reducing the glow with help photoshope, which is not making any much difference, so i updated it as it is.

regards

rajesh

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Eviscera
Eviscera  81097 forum posts United Kingdom149 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 8:11 PM

I like the standby button.

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NEWMANP e2 Member 61583 forum postsNEWMANP vcard United Kingdom574 Constructive Critique Points
28 Aug 2011 - 9:08 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

hello,
some portraits work well cropped tightly and i think the studious look has been captured well but i think this particular image would have worked better with more space around the face.

its usually better to take the shot with a little excess around the subject and crop in at the post processing stage to give more options.

spectacles are usually a problem because its difficult to focus in the right places and the eye contact is particularly difficult to acheive. i would suggest moving the spectacles slightly down the nose to leave a clear view of the eye and focus on that at all costs, its the only part of a portrait that simply has to be sharp. also the spectacles have been cut off by the left edge of frame and that spoils the whole balance im afraid. having the full frame in view and a little space in front of the face would have made this a whole different image.

Phil

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