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By ginz04    
This is a picture of my partner Pauline who has helped a lot with the decorating etc of the studio. This is her first picture in my studio - just messing around. I think the backdrop is a bit too much so will need to think about getting some new ones. So off to abercan to see what I can get.

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proberts 18 218 4 Wales
24 Sep 2004 4:49PM
Nice natural shot Ian,well done*click*
davidbailie 19 457 7 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 4:52PM
Nice shot Ian - looking pleased with life !

I see your backdrop too in all it's glory - I need something like that myself though I suspect I'll take the short cut and by some sort of abstact patterned material - If I can find it

ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 5:26PM
thank you both - Dave this is a dust cover its about 20' long and 10' wide - dyed it in brown dye and then car paint sprayed it in different colours. You can get these dust covers in black or white.
davidb 20 73 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 5:28PM
nice portrait - relaxed and natural. you must be really pleased with the new studio!

ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 5:39PM
i am pleased with it i could do with another 4 - 5' but i will manage. I m now on the look out for amatuer models and will start off a brand new portfolio.
User_Removed 18 386 2 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 5:40PM
Great portrait, very well done.
Daisy_intheMill 18 145 1 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 5:45PM
Nice shot. That's a clever idea with the backdrop.
Thanks very much for your comment on my shot today. I'm flattered!
ColouredImages 17 47 35 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 5:57PM
Nicely composed, relaxed shot, like it.

Tonyd3 18 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 6:01PM
great lighting
shane 18 7 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 6:03PM
This is a lovey portrait


A Booth 20 11 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 6:14PM
excellent portrait Ian, well taken, and the model is a bl...y lot more attractive than your previous posting.
steffilewis 18 179 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 6:20PM
This is great! Relaxed pose. Good lighting. I actually like the backdrop, but maybe you could blur it out if your not that happy Smile

spacey 18 376
24 Sep 2004 6:30PM
nice style, a bit more reflection on the off side and you have it, just to lose the shirt shadow a little, dont worry about the back drop, only you know its home made
paul_indigo 18 259 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 6:54PM
Background matters far less than that great expression. Good one.
magda_indigo 18 418 England
24 Sep 2004 7:25PM
lovely smile, lovely light, great, click (*:*)
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 7:30PM
Thank you all very much Pauline is flattered at the interest in this picture she is very pleased with it as it brings out some of her personality.
simont 18 2.3k 4 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 7:38PM
Yes a new backdrop, my eyes are hurting!
Like Paulines relaxed pose, she looks very much at home there.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 7:57PM
Thanx simon
LourensdB 18 2 South Africa
24 Sep 2004 8:10PM
Hi Ian - very nice character portrait of Pauline. Lourens
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 8:33PM
thanx lourens
jerishoots 18 3 Saudi Arabia
24 Sep 2004 8:40PM
well captured she seems very very very comfortable posing with you. what you were doing before you click the shutter?

i would suggest to make the background a little shallower to give more depth on subject.

great shot as usual ian.

ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 8:51PM
thanx jerri u forgot to click mate - hows u doing anyway any more models on the horizon
jan 1 18 12 Netherlands
24 Sep 2004 8:58PM
Her smile makes me smiling too, Ian.
Nice and sharp. Well done.
ps. I replaced my last upload. thanks for your comment, anyhow.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 9:05PM
Thanx jan
mellyleth 18 212 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 9:21PM
This is a really good portrait Ian, but I have to be honest and say that I really don't like that backdrop! (I think I've mentioned this before). However, it's only personal choice.


ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 9:31PM
thanx mel when this backdrop ia as it should be ie blurred it gives a very good effect which works well - but it is too in focus..
rletham 18 890 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 9:32PM
Good portrait with a good relaxed pose. The exposure and overall lighting are very flattering.

I have to agree about the background too, although I did try burning it in in PS and it wasn't too bad then. Maybe bring your subject further forward to reduce exposure on the backdrop. Mel's mum got me 10m of black velvet from Leeds market for a tenner.

I don't know if you resharpen your shots after scanning but you will find that they generally need a bit.

For this image, try:

Unsharp Mask

Amount 180%
Radius 0.3 pixels
Threshold 0 levels

You will notice a big difference.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
24 Sep 2004 9:51PM
Hi Rab - if I got her further away from back drop she wpould be sitting on the camera she is literally about 2' away from tripod foot.

But I am intending getting some different back drops am intending going to Abercans in Liverpool 2morrow.

Thanx for comments always appreciated.
vfr400 20 886
24 Sep 2004 11:58PM
Very nice portrait of a very lovely model... lucky man.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2004 12:15AM
thank you chris i agree i am
lovelylindax 18 16
25 Sep 2004 12:53AM
I think Pauline looks great and its so nice to see her at last. She does look very happy
Linda x
debbiehardy 18 363 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2004 1:15AM
Pauline's lovely! Great portrait, too Ian.
jerishoots 18 3 Saudi Arabia
25 Sep 2004 5:40AM
hi ian,

i will have a 3 week vacation to philippines by november.
i hope i can shoot more. i will let you know.
keep it up.

old timer 18 55 1 Scotland
25 Sep 2004 6:27AM
Superb portrait, Ian.
tull 19 181 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2004 8:19AM
First rate portrait Ian:Mark.
sze4j 18 56 Singapore
25 Sep 2004 9:31AM
love that satisfied look on her face...nice portrait! =)
panda 18 5 1 England
25 Sep 2004 10:50AM
Its all been said Ian! Love it.

ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2004 8:05PM
Thanx guys
sugarbird 18 223 South Africa
26 Sep 2004 3:13AM
This is excellent Ian, she looks wonderful and must love this shot
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2004 12:54PM
thanx jill she is and she does
jules41 18 197 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2004 4:19PM
Beautiful shot Ian,she has such a warm smile and looks so natural in front of the camera,i can see a new model in the making here.a lovely warm,natural shot,yet looks so classy,well done*click*
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
26 Sep 2004 4:59PM
Thanx julie
Mavis 20 143 2 England
29 Sep 2004 8:43PM
Pauline looks a happy bright lady with a good sense of humour . A lovely face . Yes go and get another backdrop . He he it will do for the funky birds x
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
29 Sep 2004 9:03PM
thanx mavis
autarky 18 339
2 Oct 2004 10:25AM
Hi Ian, You really caught something of her character in this one - harder than just making dolly birds look nice! I hardly noticed the backdrop behind her dazzling smile but you are right, a choice of backgrounds is very useful. Glad to hear you got your own studio up and running, it is a godsend for portrait work. I live in a small bungalow - trying to persuade my wife re a move to somewhere bigger!
All the best, Gordon.
bassan 19 15
2 Oct 2004 8:04PM
lovely image. click
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
2 Oct 2004 8:37PM
noseprints 18 576
27 Mar 2005 4:45AM
beautiful. great smile and pose. love the casual outfit, the crisp white. very fitting.
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
27 Mar 2005 5:28AM
JCowlan 16 England
5 Feb 2006 7:22AM
Hi Ian, Good portrait

James C
ginz04 18 281 20 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2006 9:18AM
thank you james
annefromleo 16 11 1 United Kingdom
12 Feb 2006 1:51PM
30th click!
nicely presented portrait, well done

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