By Alan_Baseley  
As this is my 1000th gallery picture I thought I'd have a go at something different (for me). As my 1st photo was a holiday snap of my daughter Sarah I decided to end my 1st thousand with a another shot of Sarah.
This one was taken inside using an umbrella bought on Ebay, off camera flash and a cheap Ebay flash trigger.
Please let me know what you think as this is my 1st attempt with this sort of set up.

Many thanks to Pamela (pamelajean) for the critique on my last upload that was PM'd to me.

Tags: Sarah Daughter Portraits and people Flash and lighting 1000th upload

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gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
11 Jul 2011 4:24PM
I am no expert at portraiture in fact I know very little on the subject but I know that the eyes are very important and you have made a good job with these, I would be pleased with this result, a lovely model too. - gary

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mikbee 11 3 8 Scotland
11 Jul 2011 5:06PM
Like Gary,I am no expert,but seems to me a nice job of the lighting as it is not too harsh !!
11 Jul 2011 5:14PM
You've captured her eyes beautifully, a super portrait.

CaroleS Plus
8 433 3 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 5:16PM
It is a lovely portrait. Carole
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 5:17PM
Lovely shot,and congratulations on your 1000.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Jul 2011 5:19PM
An excellent portrait, Alan, very well captured. Carol
EAS 9 1 13 Scotland
11 Jul 2011 5:22PM
She has beautiful eyes which you've captured perfectly. Not a clue re portraits but this seems a lovely, natural one to me.

A lovely portrait. Congrats on the 1000th.
Wonderful portrait, not that I am an expert, you have captured her beautiful eyes brilliantly, well done and congratulations on your 1000th upload, long may they continue Grin
jasonrwl Plus
8 1.1k 10 United Kingdom
11 Jul 2011 9:11PM
Lovely portrait Alan - if this is your first attempt then you have made a cracking job of it - her eyes are fab. Well done for your 1000th pic.
Anjantoo 10 7 1 England
11 Jul 2011 9:44PM
It's a beautiful portrait, you've captured her beauty, especially her eyes perfectly. Maybe you should have put the original one as well so that we can see the difference.
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Jul 2011 10:16PM
I like your lighting---
I also have a daughter called Sarah-- similar coloring, not quite so red--same freckles!
PhillipMinnis 8 94 4 Australia
12 Jul 2011 6:15AM
A nice portrait image, Alan! I agree with the comments left by other've captured her eyes very nicely, perfect exposure and lovely composition!

The only negative thing that I could say is that I'm not fond of the background. I'd prefer a plain background rather than the patterned background that you've used.

Apart from that, as I said, I think it's a nice natural portrait! Smile


Anna62 7 1 Australia
12 Jul 2011 9:00AM
Her eyes are the main feature for me, in this image. Absolutely stunning eyes Smile
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
12 Jul 2011 9:37PM
A very natural looking portrait,the lighting must be ok because it looks so natural,good eyes and skin tones.see how you go with the next thousand.
sandyb 13 34 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 7:43AM
barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
14 Jul 2011 7:48AM
What a beauty ....
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
14 Jul 2011 9:31AM
3 things come to me on this. Good use of the off camera flash and you have retained a good balance with just about the right balance. I would have preferred her eyes looking slightly towards you and also a reflector would have bounced light back into the shadows to bring out the hair more. Like Phil says as well not sure about the bg with the folds though
The lighting in this portrait is lovely. Well done. WesternRed.

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