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vparmar 16 7 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 1:31PM
excellent shot lovely lighting and pose
vinny
16 Oct 2005 1:31PM
Composition good, light good, subject is fantastic you caught her in the right mood. Would not be the same in colour. Try a sepia tint I think it would work well.
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 1:35PM
thanks sjhill I think you could be right, I'll give it a go. She has a very oldy world feel I think.
16 Oct 2005 1:35PM
Superb portrait and welcome to EPZ.

Colin
richshep 18 11 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 1:37PM
great tones.
Rich
X5DJM 15 26 England
16 Oct 2005 1:40PM
Caught to mood very well, makes me wonder what she's thinking, light reflections on eyes distract a little but not enough to spoil the shot.
denian 16
16 Oct 2005 1:58PM
Superb tone and expression, well captured.

Ian.
skydivemike 15 47 Northern Ireland
16 Oct 2005 2:00PM
This is a bit good. Your 1st upload was 1st class. This is as good if not better. More of the same.

Mike
kaybee Plus
16 7.5k 26 Scotland
16 Oct 2005 2:01PM
Beautiful image
podgod 16 514 3 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 2:09PM
Fantastic shot. If I can be super critical, clone the black area in the very top left corner, once you have spotted it it sticks out like DB's whenever you look at the photo.
martinproe 15 293 5 England
16 Oct 2005 2:15PM
Looking forward to more of your work on the evidence of your first two excellent postings. This is just exceptional.Have the 350D myself, what lens gave you this result?
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 2:19PM
you are absolutely right podgod, will sort. thanks for your kind comments.
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 2:23PM
thanks martin for your kind words. My lens used was the canon efs 18-55 zoom bundled with the body. I'm hearing alot about the 2.8 sigma do you have a view?
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
16 Oct 2005 2:41PM
WOW a truly beautiful portrait with amazing eyes,skin tone and light,deserves an award of some kind.

Mark.
16 Oct 2005 2:46PM
A stunning portrait
Lisa
scragend 16 3 Scotland
16 Oct 2005 3:02PM
Excellent portrait!
rosegold 17 4
16 Oct 2005 3:02PM
Lovely shot. Thanks ~ Clare
accystan 16 132 6 Canada
16 Oct 2005 3:54PM
Perfect focus & dof, very well framed too. Might be tempted to lose those strands of hair near her left eye - maybe?

That perfect complexion doesn't hurt either.

Stunning & arresting pic.

Well done.

Dave D
16 Oct 2005 4:17PM
very cute!!
steve
PattiW 15 24 2 United States
16 Oct 2005 4:28PM
Absolutely stunning. Great tones and beautiful child.
God bless,
Patti
16 Oct 2005 5:02PM
Beautiful girl. I like the tones and the cropping. May be it is a little oversharpened, particularly the eyes (at least on my monitor). The black spot on the left upper corner is a little distracting but easy to get rid of. click. Alejandro.
sugar jones 16 185
16 Oct 2005 11:11PM
Beautiful girl, beautiful eyes, beautiful portrait!
SugarJ*
liparig 16 233 United States
16 Oct 2005 11:13PM
wow amazing portrait well done, love the pose and the girl she is perfect
joe
wyatturp 15 2 England
16 Oct 2005 11:14PM
sweet well done nice pose.
chrish4 15 89
17 Oct 2005 7:36AM
this is gorgeous - i love the tones and the eyes. Can I ask how you lit this -very much just learning at moment myself and I love the colours you have here
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2005 7:45AM
chris4 I'm glad you liked daydreamer. this was an event shot. No setting up and no lighting. It was taken with available light and then worked on in PS7.
chrish4 15 89
17 Oct 2005 8:15AM
thanks anne, looks fab... I need to get outdoors more I think!! ps I noticed earlier in your thread you had questioned sigma 18-50 f2.8, I just replaced my canon kit lens a couple of weeks ago with this lens and am amazed by difference, I had thought my kit lens was ok until all on this forum told me how it was responsible for a few probs I was encountering in studio - the sigma is way better in clarity.
silburkp 16 3 England
17 Oct 2005 10:39AM
Stunning portrait.
geoffwd 15 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2005 1:29PM
WOW - as good as your previous upload and that was fantastic
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2005 1:39PM
Hi chrish4 thanks for info re sigma. I am impressed with your portfolio, well done for a newcomer. This is new for me too, but would like to do more portait work, can you give me any tips for setting up a studio from scratch. Much appreciate your input, cheers
Maddie 15 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
17 Oct 2005 4:47PM
lovely shot
chrish4 15 89
18 Oct 2005 1:01AM
Ann, i think your 3 postings are gorgeous - the eyes are amazing!! Re tips on setting up a studio I think my best advice would be to ask anyone but me cos I am very much being guided by trial and error - the forum in here is great for expert advice - more than happy to share what i have done, but think you might get more valuable feedback in forum.

Basically I set up from scratch a couple of months ago in my front room - cleared out all clutter to maximise my space and bought a portaflash kit to experiment with light- I work with approx 4m clear floorspace and a white seamless paper roll, I close my shutters so I have no external light in room - for the type of pics I've been doing I like the high key light effect so work with 4 slaves (although with my new lens I've been able to reduce this to 2) my best investment (apart from lens) is the softbox which is much more flattering on skin. Thinking of upgrading my lights over next couple of months as I need more controllable power levels, however for getting a handle on positions (which I am still very much learning) portaflash have been fine - just use with portaflash flash meter.

Again, what you might be told on forum might be of more value... as I'm v. new to photography I need to experiment outdoors - so when you get a chance I would love if you could reciprocate with any tips on this...

Best regards
Christine

ps just remembered,think we have same camera you will also need a gizmo (I'm so technical!!)to fire your studio flash without your overhead flash - 300d has no synch socket, and voltage of many flash units exceed the safe level for a hotshoe adaptor - there is a 50 solution avail on ebay - wireless radio slave transmitter - works brilliantly
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2005 10:13AM
thank you so much christine for taking the time out to give me some input. I would much prefer to hear your experiences as they make sense to me, 'gizmo' is just up my street!! I am married to a tekki so I have to use him as an interpreter most of the time... I'll tell you know how I get on.
flakeyflower 15 17 Scotland
19 Oct 2005 7:55AM
beautiful lighting, works well in BW :o)

Flakey
Mavis 18 143 2 England
19 Oct 2005 2:38PM
What wonderful outdoor portraits you do Anne. So sweet and innocent looking . A beautiful light in her eyes . xx
akh Plus
16 1.2k 5 United Kingdom
19 Oct 2005 11:58PM
Just come across this lovely looking portrait. The only small niggle I have is what looks like a few little leaves in the top LH corner which could be cloned/cropped out. Nice work.
Tony
georg 16 4 South Africa
21 Oct 2005 7:20AM
A beautiful portrait. Excellent.
Georg
xanda 16 244 2 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2005 6:21AM
I think this is pretty much perfect. The crop, the eye contact, the subtle tones. Excellent. Your other portraits are good too. Clicked.
Leo 19 48 9 England
23 Oct 2005 7:22AM
Love the catchlights in her eyes Anne..the smooth skin tones are excellentSmile One thing you may find useful is, to select the eyes, "feather" them, say three pixels on a large image, no more, perhaps 2 will do, and then lift the brightness and play with the contrast..just a touch,it often brings a sparkle to a portrait.

Click!

Leo
annefromleo 15 11 1 United Kingdom
23 Oct 2005 10:50AM
thanks Leo will give that a go
Sweetpea 15 6 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2005 9:55AM
This is such a gorgeous portarit Annie. Superb! Congrats on the much deserved award :O)
Atlas 17 621 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2005 7:46AM
This is beautifully captured Anne. All four portraits in your showcase are very well taken and will also get a click from me ☼☼☼☼☼

P.S. Thanks for your very kind works in my guestbook :o)
tripodted 15 32 1 Northern Ireland
29 Oct 2005 8:16AM
Brillant portrait shot! I would love my photography to progress to portraits as I have a wee daughter growing fast and would love to get some of her.
Ted
lollydeakins 15 42 United Kingdom
10 Nov 2005 1:54PM
Just beautiful, good luck on your learning curve :0) Im on one at the moment too...great fun isnt it .......................click*

Lorraine :o)
MarkT 16 119 2 England
14 Nov 2005 11:36AM
Superb shot.

Mark.
KevinGoodchild 19 1.2k 9 England
15 Nov 2005 6:36AM
cracking capture,
VintageRed 15 15 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2005 11:05AM
Lovely.
30 Nov 2005 8:27AM
Well all said!
claret 16 49 England
12 Dec 2005 10:42PM
What wonderful big eyes. Soft look works well here.
Iain
17 Dec 2005 3:37AM
excellent
Rayner 16 England
21 Dec 2005 10:32AM
they are both perfect!
Paul Morgan 19 19.5k 6 England
21 Dec 2005 5:13PM
Wow great BW portrait, the eye`s really make this picture.

Paul
JohnRShort 17 25 United Kingdom
7 Jan 2006 3:25PM
Pleased you like the filters Anne, I use them all the time. When you have deep pockets look at the Auto FX Mystical Lighting plug in, great fun but a bit expensive
plugin 16 1 Canada
9 Jan 2006 1:01AM
Fabulous capture!
Jim
CollY 15 14
15 Jan 2006 3:13PM
Beautiful image, love the choice of tones.
Colleen
Mwande 15 4 United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 7:46AM
One word!... wonderful
Fiebie 15
29 Jan 2006 9:45PM
Beautiful clear and nice detail photo. The black and white looks good.
heatherb 16 23 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2006 9:52AM
stunning set of portraits
heather
Phoebecat 14 1 Italy
21 Feb 2006 10:17AM
Absolutely amazing portrait - everything perfect
MvH
paulcr Plus
16 1.5k 9 Ireland
22 Feb 2006 1:09AM
A beautiful portrait, lovely range of tones, expression is lovely and great clarity in the eyes. Paul
Ian_D 15
22 Feb 2006 5:20AM
Wow, I hadn't seen this set of portraits previously Anne. These are superb though. Really nice lighting. I absolutely hate photos of children usually because people seem to try to make them look 'sweet' - but these protraits are superb, making them look like real people - which of course they are!
Sal42 14
27 Feb 2006 12:29PM
Just perfect! And so natural.I have looked through your portfolio and you have some wonderful shots, you should be proud! Well done. Sal.
acbeat 15 14 United Kingdom
24 Mar 2006 1:28AM
lovely portrait nice crop .

andy b
24 Mar 2006 10:20PM
Great portfolio Anne, what a great subject and so well photographed and presented. Also enjoyed your website, superb work. Adrian
ginz04 16 281 20 United Kingdom
28 Mar 2006 8:24AM
superb picture quality - considering u have not done much photog you have picked it up quickly.

My only niggle is the black patch top left which is a little distracting.


Regards

Ian
6 Jul 2006 11:23PM
What a shot! so beauitiful!
30 Aug 2006 2:10PM
A very beautiful shot. Like the crop. B+W is so good in bringing out th tones.
Sal
Not sure why it is not clicking on your site. Hope this one works!!
28 Dec 2006 5:43PM
Excellent Portrait! Superb...
Jared

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