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This was the shot chosen by the hairdresser for a competition - theme was Nature and Colour. (See hair colour and the do is in the shape of a butterfly - also taken outsite)

Camera:Canon EOS 60D
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:20 May 2012 - 4:00 PM
Focal Length:24mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/4.4
Shutter Speed:1/100sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
Title:Hair Shot
Username:juliab143 juliab143
Uploaded:26 Jun 2012 - 10:45 AM
Tags:Flowers & plants, Portraits / people, Wildlife / nature
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dudler Critique Team 12275 forum postsdudler vcard England560 Constructive Critique Points
26 Jun 2012 - 12:15 PM

Intense and rather strange. Lovely work!

Part of me wants a plainer background - but that would destroy part of the theme. Maybe a little (?more) toning down of the highlights behind the model's head, and perhaps some burning in of her chest, bottom left, so that the frame has a darker edge?

But it is really rather wonderful exactly as it stands.

Last Modified By dudler at 26 Jun 2012 - 12:17 PM

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Sooty_1 Critique Team 51430 forum posts United Kingdom216 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jun 2012 - 10:08 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think the background needs to be less cluttered to focus more attention on the hair, if that is the main subject.
A plain bit of green hedge or grass would be better if you wanted the green theme, or a darker bit of solid treeline perhaps. As is, the highlight/shadows distract from the model.
Also, this would be improved by having the model hold a reflector out of shot below, which would even out the shadows on her face and neck, plus it would get rid of the stray shadows round her nose and help lift the front of the hair (to separate it from the background a little more). A piece of white card would be fine.
Your model has lovely skin and the make up is good. I wonder if she had lifted her eyes to stare into the lens (but kept her head down), whether this would have made a really intense, and possibly uncomfortable, but more striking, photo.


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