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Louise

By Brianmdoucette      
A kick at high key flash photography using a single soft-box, placed about 2 feet away to the left, up slightly higher than the eyes.
This is not really my style of photography, but I like the result and now have a new technique or two in my pocket, LOL, and it was a great way to spend the afternoon, regards, B...

Tags: Soft focus High key Head shot Louise Portraits and people

Voters: ugly, nrzam, PranavMishra and 5 more


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PranavMishra 8 52 18 India
17 Feb 2014 3:25PM
excellent portrait of this solid lady..
Coast 12 1.6k 292 United Kingdom
17 Feb 2014 5:44PM
Nicely composed portrait. Lighting is good with a strong catchlight in the eyes. Seems to have taken focus on the hair where this is ultra crisp versus the eyes which seem just a little soft. The lead eye is more sharp which is important however it does look like it would benefit from being that bit sharper.

Nonetheless this is a nice portrait.

Quote:Nicely composed portrait. Lighting is good with a strong catchlight in the eyes. Seems to have taken focus on the hair where this is ultra crisp versus the eyes which seem just a little soft. The lead eye is more sharp which is important however it does look like it would benefit from being that bit sharper.
Nonetheless this is a nice portrait.


Agreed on all points, however, the image uploaded seems to be quite a bit softer than the original hires version. The lead eye is in sharp focus and the following eye is soft.
For the best on all points I would have moved up to f8 (which would have given that extra bit of DoF to get both eyes in focus). Manual focus was used but in a focus and recompose mode. Not being a flash photographer I was more concerned (in this particular case) that the lighting was good, I tried not to sharpen too much, Thanks for critiquing, regards, B...

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