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By gabbriella
pink smile lips ,, big brown hazel eyes and olive skin Smile

Tags: Fashion Close-up and macro Portraits and people

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DRicherby 9 269 725 United Kingdom
16 Jan 2011 10:19PM
Welcome to ePhotozine!

You have an attractive model and this has the makings of an excellent shot. Unfortunately, there are a few things that hold it back. The focus isn't very good and, for a portrait to be effective, the eyes really do need to be sharp. The shot is also a little over-exposed, which has caused the cheek, sleeve and parts of the scarf to blow out to pure white. Your camera probably has an option to flash over-exposed parts of the photo when you preview and you should use that and adjust the exposure if necessary.

The pose is nice but it would be better if she wasn't looking straight out of the picture. We tend to follow her eyes out of the frame and then you've lost the viewer's attention. When somebody's facing to the left, it's best to have them on the right side of the photo and vice-versa.

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Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
17 Jan 2011 1:07AM
Good points from Dave there..I'd just add that it seems to be shot from above the subject, which increases the sense of non-connection with her. maybe she was sat down and you were stood up? - just a guess. Getting down to eye level would connect much better


We;come by the way, stick around and you'll learn a lot and enjoy as well Smile

PatriciaWilson 14 615 58 Greece
17 Jan 2011 6:03AM
first welcome to ePz. It's a wonderful site and I've learned most of my photography from here.

First you need to put the type of camera you are using in the info so that folk can give better advice and tips.

Both the advice team have given great info, I'd just like to add that composition is very important. She should be going into the frame, not leaving it. She is very beautiful and the image is nice, just the technicalities above to bare in mind if you get a chance to re-shoot it.

Most shots can be rescued in Photoshop and I've done a mod using most of the tricks available, to long a list to put here but you can read about portraits and composition in the Techniques area.

I really like the position of her face. Her nose is not breaking the cheek line or overshadowing her mouth, and her eyes are in focus. Well done!
Hope that helps,
paulbroad 10 123 1249 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2011 11:52AM
A self portrait but no info. Much already said - you need to be looking at the camera for eye contact, the pose then works better. The sharpness is quite a long way off - you need to deal with that - it is a bit beyond saving in software.

Your lighting is very strongly from the right leading to considerable over exposure. You need to reduce the lighting level in the first place. Posed portraiture is entirely under the control of the photographer, thus plenty of chances to deal with lighting, posing and sharpness issues.

Even with self portraits, look at the LCD after each shot, then correct before the next.


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