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By LaurenRyanne

Tags: Portraits and people

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paulbroad 10 123 1235 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 9:38AM
This could be excellent, but you have lost so much detail in the shadows that the girl blends into the wall. You do not want to lighten her face and scarf where the detail is perfect so, depending on your software, select and lighten the shadow areas just until detail becomes available.

Be careful not to over do or you will have muddy shadows with flat contrast.


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johnnyboy114 9 231 106 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 10:00AM
Agree with Paul a touch here.....I am not a PS expert, so have no advice on how to do it, but know it can be done and quite easily. She blends a touch too much into the background around her arms and mid, which is a shame as the face and upper area are very well exposed and stand out nicely. This really is a lovely shot of a lovely model, but could be made to be a touch more expressive with a tiny bit of detail. Good stuff though! Smile
IanGray 10 4 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 10:22AM
Nice shot, lovely model, as said by Paul the mid section detail is lost as it blends in, I would have be tempted to light this more from one side and shoot at more of an angle to get better detail, other than that a well exposed & nice image.

clicknimagine 8 221 88
15 Apr 2010 12:51PM
lovely shot, i have only niggle with the hands placement, both are not completely included nor excluded or used to solve any purpose, the white balance is also an issue, a slight yellowish cast is visible on the cloth( what should i say ), as well as the head is very tightly placed on the top of the frame, i would have preferred a little space there,

wish you best of luck for your future works...
CathR 11 151 564 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 5:56PM
I agree with what has already been said about the merging into the wall. If you get to have another go you might also consider changing the scarf. As there is so much contrast with the darker colours it tends to dominate the shot.

Lots of potential though

Best wishes

paulbroad 10 123 1235 United Kingdom
15 Apr 2010 6:13PM
Looking at this again, if you try another time, flip up your flash and set it at half power, or cover with a few layers of white tissue paper. The bust of light will fill the shadows and put a catchlight in each eye.

On camera flash can be an image saver, and what does it cost in digital? Shoot one with and one without.


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