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Simple portrait (natural light)

By Sus  
A simple, windowlit portrait. Nothing particularly exciting or artistic intended, intention just to be a pleasing family portrait.

With that in mind, my main query is with regard to cropping, but any post-production treatment (B&W? toning?) or suggestions on how you would have treated the lighting conditions, gratefully received.

Iso 100, f2.2, ss 320, with 50 mm lens (though I might've done some exposure tweeking in RAW)

Tags: Portraits and people

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Blenkinsopp 10 320 4 England
13 Aug 2006 9:15PM
love the composition and lighting as it is
- excellent skin tones and gorgeous sparkling eyes
- only thing I might have done differently is dof - maybe f5.6 ish for slightly more dof

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phil beale 13 1.5k United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 12:33AM
Agree a bit more DOF would be good as the eyes look slightly soft as the focus point is on the nose. Feels slightly to tight a crop as the hair is just in the crop. Amazing what yuou can achieve with a window as your only light source maybe the use of a reflector to reduce some of the shadows.

A very good family portrait
Sus 12 3.2k 9 England
14 Aug 2006 9:30AM
Thanks for the tips. I will try to crack the DOF problem (I do tend to be overly cautious having been caught out with too slow a ss often, but that is usually with pets! Here I could easily have allowed a slightly smaller aperture), and make more use of my reflector!
tricky66 10 24 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 2:31PM
I love the natural colours to this, but with that said I would convert to b&w and adjust the tones. I think it would look superb with a tweak to the tones to give it a very slight blue/grey tone.Try a little dodging on the eyes perhaps?
Cracking shot, would love to see a toned version.
Sus 12 3.2k 9 England
14 Aug 2006 8:39PM
Cheers will try that toned version and cheers for the mod ianmack.

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