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Nikon_Tog 7 105 England
22 Dec 2009 1:16PM
Like the pose and the strong eye contact, and personally I like the strong shadow.

Barry.

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Richsr Plus
9 90 220 England
22 Dec 2009 1:28PM
Like your light in this - suits the pose.
Regards Richard.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 1:29PM
Thanks Barry, thanks Richard
22 Dec 2009 2:25PM
Like this shot.

Carsten
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 2:28PM
Thanks Carsten, means a lot
22 Dec 2009 2:31PM
now this works
i love the way shes off set it works so well with the light on the background.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 2:33PM
Wow, thank you Bread! Clearly I picked the wrong image first time round as no bad crit so far! And coming from you, a proper compliment and I thank you Smile
Tonyd3 11 1.0k 15 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 3:18PM
love the lighting as Barry said it works very well, but if it were mind i would have it just a little darker, but thats me all over?

Regards
Tony
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 3:21PM

Quote:Love the lighting as Barry said it works very well, but if it were mind i would have it just a little darker, but thats me all over?

Regards
Tony



Normally, I would agree and did actually try getting a bit darker, but lost a lot of the detail and she didn't like the look when I showed her. So, this bright it was....client is always right...or so I am told...lol! Wink Cheers though! Thanks for the comment! Appreciated!
Costapix 6 2 Spain
22 Dec 2009 5:12PM
It is a lot better than the other one somehow.
Really nice light - the pose, even nearly the same, is better.
hands and the open shirt/blouse - spot on

superb Johnny

kim
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 5:14PM
Yeah, now I look at it, the small things have made a big difference in peoples perception of it. I am warming to this one more too. Thanks for the comment Kim! Smile
SugarDJ 7 1 England
22 Dec 2009 5:16PM
Very nicely done, a lovely image.

David
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 5:17PM

Quote:Very nicely done, a lovely image.

David



Thanks Smile
James_G 9 166 5
22 Dec 2009 5:50PM
Excellent shot. Striking model and good lighting. But I liked the earlier version as well.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 6:07PM

Quote:Excellent shot. Striking model and good lighting. But I liked the earlier version as well.


Ah thanks! Smile
Henners88 7 204 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 8:33PM
I don't know enough about portraits but I think both these images are very striking. The lighting is atmospheric and helps the model stand out from the background IMO. Nice one
Henry Smile
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Dec 2009 8:40PM
Thanks Henry! I have just posted a fairly long reply on my other image regarding Pepsi and portraits. Sorry for rambling, but take on board your very kind words regarding these shots. Thanks Smile
Vano 11 2
7 Jan 2010 1:57AM
I LOVE this image. I agree, the light is brilliant...works perfectly. She's portraying a strong attitude and the strong lighting compliments wonderfully. I really like this! Smile
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2010 7:54AM
Thanks you SO much. Very much appreciated!
daniriot 8 6 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 11:29AM
I am a big fan of casting shadows, and this is shot perfectly, it takes great skill to keep both model and shadow sharp and exposed properly.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Jan 2010 11:37AM
Cheers Dani! I find that studio stuff helps to be honest, but I am learning all the way with lighting, so glad you like this. The shadows are a bit over powering to some to be honest, but I like the depth....
22 Mar 2010 8:42PM
Great shot. Nice positioning of the model to camera left. Detailing on the hood makes this photo much more interesting.
Keep an eye on the hands. It will come second nature to you with time.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2010 8:54PM
Thanks Studio....yeah, I can see the criticisms with this shot and they are valid, but I actually quite liked the effect of some of the things others didn't like so much. But agree with the hands...also, was stuck with 4 other togs, 3 models, 1 hour or less to shoot! lol! Not easy to set everything perfectly....

But thanks! Much appreciated with the comments and crit though!
emkayne 6 11 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 3:32AM
Lovely Image this one Like the eye contact. M
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
6 Apr 2010 7:41AM
Thanks! Smile
7 Apr 2010 11:02AM
Too Good
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
7 Apr 2010 11:03AM
Cheers! Smile
love the lighting and composition Smile
KangaRU 9 7 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 7:45PM
Great colour, Lighting and POV
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
14 Apr 2010 9:44PM
Thanks guys! Appreciated! Smile
casell 6 England
7 May 2010 5:13PM
Nice picture with great lighting.Chris
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
7 May 2010 5:29PM
Ta! Smile
PaulLiley 7 2 13 United Kingdom
10 May 2010 8:08PM
Just superb lighting and great pose. Talented stuff. Paul
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
10 May 2010 8:11PM
Thank you Paul! Flattered! Appreciated! Smile
26 May 2010 12:20AM
I'm a great fan of hard lighting and this is as close as it can get with flash. If you ever get the chance try this using an Arri Fresnel Light (this would reduce shadows penumbra and increase contrast even more). Nice contrast and saturation. Good pose from model. Strong Portrait. Well Executed
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
26 May 2010 7:30AM
Thanks Roy, good advice. Never heard of the light you were talking about to will certainly look this up. The darkness and lack of separation are a couple of things that annoyed me about this, so will look into it. Thanks!
jimPat 11 8 1 Scotland
25 Jun 2010 3:35PM
I think the shadow makes the shot in some ways - like the the way you have lit the shot - JP
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2010 4:22PM
Thanks Jim! I am coming round to the concept of hard light...I like it. Cheers! Smile
18 Jul 2010 10:21PM
WOW, incredible shot, amazing model, set up and lighting.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2010 10:27PM
Thanks Danielle! Appreciated! Smile
shutup123 7 24 7 Equatorial Guinea
22 Jul 2010 1:04AM
love this, didn't realise my new upload was so similar until you said! Great work tho!
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 7:40AM
Thanks Rob, it does have a striking resembelence doesn't it? Although I guess that its what having good studio set ups can do for you I guess...lol! Mind you, yours is done with a touch more craft and class than mine...this was a very early attempt with a not so good camera and about 5 mins to shoot this in, so I guess I cant complain! Smile
mrjt 10 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 12:41PM
Nice lighting and very well posed....Jack.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Jul 2010 12:51PM
Thanks Mr! Smile
RogerMann 5 10 2 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 1:46PM
No criticism needed and if I'd shot this I'd be a happy bunny although in my case she'd be without the hoodie. Snoots can be a piggie to get right but for me you've focussed and positioned it just right. Hard light is a challenge but when you get it right as here it's a delight.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
12 Aug 2010 2:07PM
Thanks Roger, the hoodie was insisted for her PF...I would have done it without myself personally, but had to do as the client wanted.... lol! Appreciate the comment, thank you Smile
25 Aug 2010 10:04PM
I like the circle light effect (: Lovely model.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2010 10:07PM
Thank you Smile Appreciated!
matyjasz 6 20 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 11:50AM
Great job with skin tones in such difficult lighting!
Thumbs up!
And thanks for Your kind comments on my humble port Wink
Cheers
Mac
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
1 Oct 2010 11:52AM
Thanks Mac, appreciate the comment, glad you like and not a problem on your images! I like! Smile
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 1:03PM
Great portrait , Johnny - fantastic lighting

Daniel
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2010 4:04PM
Thanks Daniel! Really appreciate that Smile
30 Oct 2010 11:19PM
Tip top lighted.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2010 11:33PM
Thank you Smile
Love eveything about this shot. Great eye contact.
Tony
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2010 10:18PM
Thank you Tony that's very kind Smile
Nikola 5 1 India
17 Nov 2010 6:11AM
One excellent image, yes it does answer to everything.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2010 7:14AM
Thanks Nicola, glad you like it! Smile
21 Nov 2010 12:22PM
this one is a very very very very very very very very very very very very beautiful photo!!!! very good use of light!
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
21 Nov 2010 12:40PM
Blimey! lol! Thank you! Thats very flattering and glad you like it! Cheers! Smile
acbeat 11 14 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 5:57AM
Great lighting set up well posed.

Andy B
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2010 7:16AM
Thanks Andy! Smile
Very nice use of hard light, really like it and i've just had look on your portfolio and all what i can tell is that you have cool way to light, keep working!I'm going to visit you very often.
Daniel
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2010 4:16PM
Thank you Daniel! Wow, thats a compliment! Much appreciated! Its usually the thing I get criticised about, so glad someone likes it! Smile
Cat&Mouse 12 113 Russian Federation
1 Dec 2010 8:33AM
Nice model, well posed.
Good colors too. Well done!
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2010 8:33AM
Thank you! Appreciated! Smile
astyag 8 12
3 Dec 2010 7:53AM
Hey Johnny, hope this editing I have done on your upload will help you somehow... I am not pro though, it is very basic... So excuse me if I ruined your image
Astyag
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 8:00AM
Hey Astyag

I can't watch YouTube clips at work properly, due to the system we use here, so will have a look at this at home. But interesting to know what you have done and see how it looks! Cheers!
astyag 8 12
3 Dec 2010 8:07AM
Haha! Same in our company! FaceBook and YouTube is proxied internally Grin The thing is, in Dubai the weekend is on Friday. And Johnny, do not open EPZ during work hour !!! Wink
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 9:27PM
Hi Astyag

Well, thats weird! Seeing one of my images on YouTube!!! lol!

Well, its the weekend, so had a look at the link and its interesting stuff. So thank you for that. Now, I am not entirely sure I like the final effect....if you don't mind me saying, it makes her look a little "alien-like" and its not for me. BUT....it HAS given me a new skill which I will try on other images for different things to touch up in future images, so for that its very, very useful. Thanks for that. Really appreciate it! Definitely very interesting and thanks so much for taking the time to attempt this and let me know.

And no, I know I shouldn't be opening up EPZ in work hours, but I just can't help myself! lol! Smile
astyag 8 12
3 Dec 2010 10:19PM
Good, to be honest, even I thought it will make her look "alien-like" because couple of other stuffs had to be done, like the enlargement of Iris. It works best on portraits from front. not one sided. At least I am happy that you didn't know about this before. Then it would have made it too boring to you. Just for the record, I learned it from Lynda.com videos. If you are into the portraits, this package that I downloaded is mainly for portrait modifying.
Regards mate
Enjoy
Astyag
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
3 Dec 2010 10:27PM
Have heard a lot of good things about Lynda.com. Must look into it a bit more. Cheers for the info and a very good insight so thanks a lot for that Smile
5 Dec 2010 2:31PM
Lovely image.Congrats.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
5 Dec 2010 2:32PM
Thank you Rajish Smile
andmolliethedog 10 120 11 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 9:55AM
The conventionalists will find a few textbook flaws...me I like it just the way you have done it!
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
14 Dec 2010 10:23AM
lol! Thanks a lot...yep, always someone who picks on the technicalities, yet for me, its all about the picture....glad you like it Smile
GregorP 11 4 Slovenia
25 Dec 2010 8:18PM
Merry Christmas! Smile

Gregor
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2010 11:11PM
You too! Smile
jackson8472 7 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 11:55AM
good shot John, infact GREAT shot! superb lighting, beautiful model, GREAT stuff.
Tone
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
16 Feb 2011 12:51PM
Thanks Tony! Studio work, I love it. And dancers make great models....glad you like it!
DanielD 6 1 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 5:26PM
superb lighting - very well taken

Regards Daniel
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Feb 2011 6:46PM
Thank you Daniel Smile
adamcb 5 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 1:01PM
Very fine image,all round! Smile perfect!

Adam
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 1:04PM
Thank you Adam. That's very appeciated Smile
User_Removed 6 10 1 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 2:55PM
Lots been said already, must say I love the hard lighting and goes well with the Hoody, very fine job done.
Dave
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
24 Feb 2011 3:05PM
Thank you again! Thats very kind Smile
Brownie127 10 61 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2011 9:47AM
Hi John and thanks for vote. I like this image and agree with most of the comments above including your own. I agree the lack of separation with deep shadow on camera is an issue for some. For me it spoils the image, but that could be how EPZ renders images. Nevertheless your high contrast is attention grabbing.
Neeka 7 16 Wales
21 Mar 2011 10:38PM
Oh, loving the way you lit this. Excellent.

~Necia~
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
22 Mar 2011 9:03AM
Thank you guys. Your comment, as always, very much appreciated Smile
funkeldink Plus
12 1.6k 1 Australia
29 Mar 2011 10:04AM
its not big enough Wink
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2011 10:19AM
lol! Yeah, I know, but was uploaded before I became a member blah blah blah....you know all that.....lol! Wink
DP_Imagery Plus
11 24 6 Wales
8 Apr 2011 8:56AM
I really like the contrast here - a strong pose and lovely model. Nice one.

Bruce
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
8 Apr 2011 9:01AM
Thanks Bruce Smile
john64 Plus
11 824 England
26 Apr 2011 7:47PM
Great use of the lighting here Johnny, nice eye contact and the model's shadow adds to the overall feel of the picture. Well done.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Apr 2011 7:53PM
Thanks John, really appreciated and glad you like it Smile
jonathanwo 9 24 United Kingdom
13 May 2011 9:03PM
I have to say not sure what there is to criticise on it, i think the pose is strong, love the light love the colour, and definitely think that less is more, let the viewers mind make up what it wants about the image. It's one to be proud of.
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
13 May 2011 9:06PM
Thank you Jonathan! Thats very kind! Appreciated!
Mjhearne 9 432 4 Scotland
19 May 2011 12:45PM
Liking the harsh/dramatic lighting! Really suits this shot!

Nice shot!

Matthew
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
19 May 2011 12:50PM
Cheers Matthew, appreciate your appreciation! Smile
lobski 5 2 1 Philippines
30 Jun 2011 11:09PM
excellent shot!

Fred Grin
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
1 Jul 2011 10:12AM
Thank you Fred Smile
Love the lighting, the pose, the eye contact. Great shot
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2011 10:54PM
Thanks! Appreciate that Smile
4 Aug 2011 12:12PM
i am back and badder than ever Tongue Wink truly excellent work this mate, you should be rightly proud
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2011 12:18PM
Heh heh..... Wink Cheers fella and nice to have you back! Don't be too bad.... Wink
I love this one: the spot on the wall, the dark blues, the model's well-lit for me. Good work!
johnnyboy114 7 231 106 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2011 12:53PM
Cheers Richard! Appreciate that! And yeah, she has a certain something! Smile

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