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By Diana
Thanks for all comments and clicks and tips on all my images to date.

I would like to enter this for a competition..

I have blurred, cropped of course and edited in curves. Any other tips and advice would be most welcome. I think you can see that I have made great progress in my images since subscribing to EPZ..I always use all the advice given. I like to give support back and do when I am able. Though I donít have half the skills most of you have on here.

This was taken in a made up studio, using a remote flash slave for the one studio light we had then using my new SB 800 speed flash to create the shadow.

Síup to you guys and thanks as always


Tags: Portrait Studio Shadow Black and white Sultry Phoebe Portraits and people Nude and glamour

Voters: G3, Badgerfred, imagio and 34 more

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imagio 15 12 1 England
4 Nov 2007 12:22AM
Like the shadow Dianna, keep it up.

Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Nov 2007 12:26AM
Thanks Bernie... Smile
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
4 Nov 2007 1:11AM
I'll have a go at some mods, I'm not sure of the shadow myself, but the lighting is good, like this, and as you say the difference in your image making's progress is clear and progressive Smile
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Nov 2007 1:16AM
hey thanks Nic..I purposely added the shadow for drama (and to pretend how clever I was) and thanks chrome_toes your mod changes the mood completely.. nice
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Nov 2007 1:47AM
Nic the 2nd mod of yours is superb thanks for taking the time. looks ever more sultry
riprap007 17 1.6k 37 England
4 Nov 2007 2:39AM
you most welcome
Leary 14 15 1 New Zealand
4 Nov 2007 4:54AM
yeah i like chrome toes take on it.

very nice image nonetheless

LisaRose 15 172 4 United States
4 Nov 2007 6:04AM
I really like this one Dianna, one of your best IMO. She is stunning.

newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2007 6:22AM
hi di , when can you fit me in for my portrait ...and i hope your good at air brushing my lines out cos your gonna need to be lol lol..
and yes progress is being made m'dear, and for me i like the shadows and lighting in these but not everyone will agree so as long as you like it thats all that matter's and youve enjoyed haveing fun creating these great potraits keep em comming kid..
tepot 17 4.4k United Kingdom
4 Nov 2007 6:56AM
i do prefere the tighter crop by Lisa, stunning model.
SuperRoo 15 63 2 Australia
4 Nov 2007 9:28AM
Hi Di

Basically I think it works pretty well as is, from an overall composition point of yiew and the shadow adds to the image... although I do think the crop is a little tight all round... particularly on the bottom and LHS. When you say "competition" I will assume that you mean a club or maybe national competition. If this is the case then there are a couple of issues I would mention. Firstly is that the photo will likely need to be mounted, which means that you are likely to lose some of the image during the mounting process... which again comes back to my point about the tight crop... as the last thing you will want from your finished product is to have her feet or leg or shaddow chopped off. THe only other issue is the need to burn down the highlights on Pheobe's face and arm as at the moment they are a little distracting.


imander 14 388 7 United Kingdom
4 Nov 2007 9:32AM
well i cant offer advice like these fine fellows above, but it to me looks a great picture and i would of been only to pleased if one of mine had come out anywhere near that, well done
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Nov 2007 10:02AM
OMG you lot, you are brilliant, thanks so much for all the comments clix and mods. Ian dont trust me with PS, you never what you might end up with! Smile I have tried burning the highlights down but her arms just look bruised! The frame would not clip anything out Paul, I will make sure of that thanks. Lisa rose I like it very much thanks. Cheers Ian
kaybee Plus
17 7.9k 27 Scotland
4 Nov 2007 10:06AM
I like the graphic nature of the shot and the shadow is a very important part.
The pose and the gaze not being aimed at the camera work very well
The light on the skin is just a bit too strong I feel and there are a couple of points where it has blown completely.
There is also a slightly distracting strip of light on your left calf.

I too have added a quick mod where I have tried to add more to the graphic nature.

If you are softening the picture, you are better to lessen the effect on the eyes, mouth and nose as they are the most important parts in there.

As for Pauls comments about losing the toes when mounting - don't listen to him....just don't print 'edge to edge' (I will speak to him about that later when I see him).

The comments may seem long winded and harsh but generally they are minor and are the sort of thing a judge is likely to say...................good luck

Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Nov 2007 10:14AM
thanks Roy, yes the highlights are bothering me, such a shame as I think the pose is fab. I'll will practice the burn tool on her arms a bit more. Good lessons to be learned here all round, not bad for a first in a (made up) studio though I thought. The comments are fine and very helpful indeed
thanks so much

Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
4 Nov 2007 11:29AM
Lovely composition and wonderful use of the shadow.
proz 17 205 United States
4 Nov 2007 2:58PM
good shot.
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
4 Nov 2007 8:06PM
Thanks Rende and Proz

I have worked on this today and still not happy so have worked on another that is not overexposed... your comments, mods and tips have been gracefully forthcoming and superbly educational

great shot, nice pose, great tones
4 Nov 2007 9:47PM
Personally, I like the shadow, makes it more original. paul
5 Nov 2007 10:23PM
Class act, shadows simply wonderful
Diana 15 2.0k 19 Netherlands
5 Nov 2007 10:51PM
thanks Jimmy Paul and Graham, my shadow fans Smile

robincoombes 14 1 5 Wales
6 Nov 2007 7:14PM
Nice to see an RC for this one


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