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bryony

By brijen

Tags: Portraits and people

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cameracat 12 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
27 Apr 2008 10:04AM
Welcome to EPZ Jennifer.

Not a bad start to your portfolio, But has got room for some improvements.

First and most obvious thing is a trace of " Red Eye " caused by direct flash, This can be cured in software ( usually ) But it can be avoided if you use a natural light source, And turn the flash off.

The other problem with direct flash is that it makes the image appear flat, As well as maiming the colours.....So for portraits such as this try to avoid it.....!

Next up is sharpness ( detail in the image ) It's a little bit soft, Although this is good for a portrait in most cases, It's better to have some sharpness in the eye's at least.....!

Why is it soft, Could be a setting on the camera, Could be post processing of the image in your chosen software, Something to keep in mind though......!

Next and most important is composition & pose for your subject, For girls, ladies, female images in general, A square onto the camera pose should be avoided.......Reason is that by design the camera & lens can make the shoulders look way bigger than they are......It's an optical effect, Made worse by some lens when shot a close range.......!

So to help avoid this, Get your female subjects to turn slightly to one side, Then turn the head towards the camera.......You'd be suprised at what a difference that will make.......Smile

Next is to get the subject to relax, So that you get a more natural look, Here you model has a staring almost nervous look.......!

So nice & relaxed, Slight smile, sideways grin.....Whatever........May help to produce a better portrait.......!

Anyhow here is a click vote, For your first attempt........So lets see some more........Smile

Vince

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