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The thing about Emma is she is really bubbly, great to work with, will try anything and will do anything to please no matter how hard it is for her. But the one thing I've noticed is that despite her outgoing nature there is a gentle, vulnerable side to her and I wanted to try and capture that in a portrait but she's hasnt got the easiest face - despite early nights she suffers from bags under the eyes (she's tried everything to get rid but nothing works).

I know the top of the strap is there but it was too much effort to remove and I liked the crop as is but I hope its not too significant to spoil this.

Anyway enough flippin waffle from me.

Tags: Portrait Model Bowens Octo 150 Emma harper Tri flector Portraits and people Flash and lighting

Voters: AndreG, MarkT, Nic_WA and 59 more

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MarkT 13 119 2 England
20 Jun 2006 6:29AM
Excellent portrait and beautiful model.


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banehawi Plus
13 1.8k 3866 Canada
20 Jun 2006 6:56AM

firzhugh 13 13 New Zealand
20 Jun 2006 6:57AM
great skin tones and lighting
liparig 13 233 United States
20 Jun 2006 7:07AM
stunning portrait
POOCHIE 12 21 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 7:21AM
I think you have done a lovely job of showing her more gentle side and her eyes look beautiful.

User_Removed 12 398 6 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 7:28AM
Superb you have really caught the gentle mood here. She really is a superb model - very versatile. Those eyes are fabulous. Great portrait.
vparmar 13 7 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 7:30AM
excellent shot very well photographed

X5DJM 12 26 England
20 Jun 2006 8:01AM
She seems to be scared to show this side of herself, You've caught it spot on..
Nice one..
csurry 16 9.2k 92
20 Jun 2006 8:03AM
Nice comp. To be honest I didn't notice the strap until you said in the description because the eyes just hold you.

That girl has one intense look that is quite unnerving from the other side of the camera Smile)
User_Removed 12 32 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 8:13AM
This is a lovley portrait - the eye contact is good and I think you have captured her vunerable side well.
With shadowy eyes I some times use a combination of dodge, smudge and blur. Do it very gently with each tool on quite a low setting untill the shadow is effectivly blended out. Hope this helps.

Westers 13 3.9k 1 Burkina Faso
20 Jun 2006 8:14AM
Same here about the strap - had to look for ages to find it.

Funnily enough I've got one that's very similar to this so interesting to see how you've done it.
C_Daniels 13 399 10 England
20 Jun 2006 8:15AM
Very nice K, just enough softening with wonderful detail in the eyes. Great natural expression given more impact by good use of the crop...
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
20 Jun 2006 8:16AM
Wouldn't be bothered with the strap myself. Beautiful eyes and a another superb portrait K. Paul
20 Jun 2006 8:34AM
lol Cheryl - she wasnt that scary was she?!

Thank you all very much for this, jeff the make up was done by a pro I wouldnt dare interfere with it.

princezippy 12 58 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 8:44AM
What a beautiful portrait
I'm totally useless with people so Cant really offer you much - just superb

BillS 12 27 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 8:45AM
Very nice portrait and superb tones. Bill
Bridie 11 6
20 Jun 2006 8:47AM
Super portrait.
kaybee 13 5.7k 25 Scotland
20 Jun 2006 9:14AM
"she's hasnt got the easiest face - despite early nights she suffers from bags under the eyes (she's tried everything to get rid but nothing works)."..............she is going to love you for that!

I think leaving the strap was a master stroke - there is some lvely texture and detail there that contrasts nicely with the smooth skin (despite the bags LOL).

I have added modifications to show how I would take it on a couple of steps.....they are not needed - it just shows ow i tend to go OTT

20 Jun 2006 9:22AM
Roy she says the same herself, which is why I said it otherwise I wouldnt dare LOL!

Thanks for all the mods, and the comments - much appreciated. K.
Maddie 12 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 1:28PM
oh well done K
graceland 13 2.5k 2 United Kingdom
20 Jun 2006 1:40PM
beautiful model.WELL DONE
jan 1 14 12 Netherlands
20 Jun 2006 1:44PM
Emma looks gorgeous, the portrait is perfect.
Excellent job.
JouŠo 13 56 Finland
20 Jun 2006 2:11PM
top quality work again!

silburkp 13 3 England
20 Jun 2006 6:29PM
Fabulous portrait. Great light & colour.
Cracking - skin tones are spot on!
doug_7 12 482 England
21 Jun 2006 7:37AM
catching up on yesterday, excellent expression and well taken.
turtle1 14 41 United Kingdom
21 Jun 2006 4:20PM
Beautiful - super skin tones

Visited your website superb

Barb Smile
21 Jun 2006 7:23PM
Thank you all so much for all your comments, and glad you liked the web site Barb Smile K.
sarac 12 63
21 Jun 2006 8:50PM
now this is something special.
sara C
chase 12 1.1k 246 England
21 Jun 2006 10:22PM
A slightly softer look in her face than I managed to capture K which I like.The strap looks a good inclusion to me & the eye detail is stunning,well done !
22 Jun 2006 11:25AM
Thank you both Smile K.
User_Removed 13 524 England
25 Jun 2006 9:39PM
Yup - photo works as intended. She also has a look that just holds you. Nicely done.
26 Jun 2006 9:43AM
Thanks Nik. k.
AlanBW 12 20 England
26 Jun 2006 9:55AM
Congrats on the HC, a superb portrait. Emma's eyes are hypnotic.
shoestring 13 6 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 6:52PM
she looks gentle enough to me
AndreG 11 20 England
10 Apr 2007 5:51PM
Stunning portrait, love the lighting and colour


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