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By PCarman
A friend's friend needed a little confidence building , don't want public as want a little feedback hence adult tag . I should have had on spot but forgot

Tags: Black and white Protrait Portraits and people

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banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4307 Canada
10 Jan 2017 1:54PM
Thats a confidence booster.

Perhaps sharpen the eyes a bit?


GeorgeP 15 62 26 United States
10 Jan 2017 3:44PM
This is a beautiful portrait but there is an overall general softness. That is not a big problem in portraits but I would expect a shot from a 35 mm lens at f/7.1 to be tack-sharp . . . . even allowing for the 1.5x crop factor giving the equivalent of around 50 mm. That suggests you might have done a little post processing or missed the focus slightly. If it is the former, then the solution is easy a little less processing especially around the eyes as Willie suggests. If it is a question of focus then again, the solution is easy. This is a great starting point for a repeat photography session.

Considering the composition, the subject has beautiful eyes and the rapport with the camera makes them the obvious focus and point of contact with the viewer. Those descending hair strands lead the eye down to that small charm at her throat. Then the eye travels around her face and back to the other eye. It makes sense to me. Are those color streaks in her hair? If so, a little tweaking of the color sensitivity when converting to B&W might enhance them and show a little more of her personality.
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
10 Jan 2017 10:44PM
A lovely portrait.

The adult tag's been stripped off, though - as Moderators check for adult stuff that's not tagged as such, they also check that tags haven't been put on unnecessarily... You may want to see if they will put it back, or alternatively, you might want to remove the picture, noting the positive comments - maybe even cutting and pasting them to pass on to the model.
PCarman 9 2
11 Jan 2017 10:34AM
Its okay i asked but since found she has posted elsewhere so all's good , she was a bit worried wouldn't be received well but very pleased thank you xx
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1928 England
14 Jan 2017 5:25PM

She wanted it not to be seen, in principle.

And then, when she saw what you'd done, she posted it herself.

Now, THAT is good photography. You've succeeded in convincing her that she actually looks as lovely as you knew she did. That is no mean accomplishment.
PCarman 9 2
14 Jan 2017 6:20PM
Thank you John Blush

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