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GeeJoe 5 Wales
11 Mar 2018 11:26AM
Like the square crop the best.
Arvorphoto Plus
10 144 6 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2018 12:46PM

Quote:Like the square crop the best.

Thanks for the feedback
banehawi Plus
17 2.5k 4247 Canada
11 Mar 2018 2:17PM
The square works well.

I cropped a little tighter in the mod to place her eyes lower, and tried, very roughly to remove the table lamp from aligning with her head. Increased exposure a little overall.

Reduced the overall magenta tone.


saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
11 Mar 2018 7:04PM
I find the square crop works best, but have to say I do find the lamp distracting.

Robert51 12 7 122 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2018 9:31AM
Also feel the square crop is best. Also having the brighter light above the head will draw the eye as lighter area will do this.

I just feel your not making enough of the image. If have played with the levels a little and corrected the colour.
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 407
13 Mar 2018 10:24AM
Hi. I like the care you have given to the composition of the original. I suspect you had valid reasons not to transfer a very small amount from the space on the top to the bottom of the frame.
I like the fact that the frame with the portrait on the wall, on our right is shown fully, despite introducing a new but small area of light coming in your frame.
Talking of light, I do not see any benefit from having the lamp behind her switched on, it did not add any light to make her hair shine. Normally the lights that are used for that reason are directional and stay hidden behind the model.
Talking of the model, I must admit the skin colour is rather bizarre. I have not used Canon gear but I guess the "manual" setting of white balance allows you to adjust the temperature of light you are shooting with. Coming from the film era, I'd say you had to add an orange filter. It looks like you shoot on tungsten film without the tungsten lights on. Your directional light source comes from the left outside of the frame, the impact though is still strong and unbalances the skin colour.
Which leads to my last observation... It is a rather timeless image. Why not making it a black and white one or a sepia too?

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