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By Sillu
How did i do ?

Tags: Blue Portraits and people


Split 6 4 2 Croatia
27 Feb 2017 4:27PM
Better that last one for the portrait!
My suggestion is to decrease saturation for more natural look.
mrswoolybill Plus
13 2.3k 2265 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2017 4:33PM
Way better than the previous uploads! This is more personal, less 'posed', and has a much better balance between face and background. It's a quirky composition but it works for me. The vertical post on the right creates a really effective frame-end.

Some people might want to get rid of the stray hairs drifting across the face, but I like the spontaneity of that. And it definitely says outdoor breeze, real seaside sunshine.

I would like to reduce brightness and saturation in the background very slightly, just to push it backwards. But otherwise - well done!
banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
27 Feb 2017 6:03PM
Its moving in the right direction; improvements in composition, and you are getting closer to the subject.

Hairs would be an issue if this was a formal portrait, but fine here as mentioned.

Overall, I think she is a little underexposed, which can happen when theres a bright background behind her; for me, way too much background, I would prefer she took up more of the frame.

BTW, the lens is not identified here, which one is it?

I did upload a mod according to my comments, and it has RED reduced quite a bit.


dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1698 England
27 Feb 2017 6:55PM
I agree.

Saturation is still rather high, so I've reduced it a bit in my mod: I want to lose the 'hyped' look without losing that lovely coppery hair.

Direct sun is very bright and harsh ofr portraits, and it is cruel to complexions. So I've used the spot healing tool quite a bit on the lady's face My aim is not to conceal, but to get the same sort of impression as I'd have standing talking to her. A still photograph showcases all the imperfections: in real life, the animation of conversation overpowers minor visual issues.

As posted, this has the look of a Cinemascope film, which sort-of goes with the bright colours. I'd prefer a more compact look, so I might have shot a few inches to the right, moving the boat in the background closer and cropping tighter.

Focal length and aperture are sensible: if you have a 70-200 or thereabouts, using it at around 100 to 150mm might have given even better separation from the background, and maybe higher overall quality, depending on the lens.
paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
27 Feb 2017 7:26PM
I know what has been said before, but the background pulls the eyes because the colour is so un-natural. I just look at the background, but not for long.

the composition is strong and interesting, but the girl looks unhappy and not settled. she looks apprehensive and a half smile and 3/4 head turn to the camera would be far more pleasing.

Sillu 5 Malta
27 Feb 2017 8:08PM
Thanks billy Smile
Banehawi it's my kit lens..
But i have to brighten up the background via lightroom or photo shop ?
Dudler i haven't touched the saturation dont know why it came out like that, although i haven't noticed it.
Now thats a realy expensive lens you mentioned dudler the 70-200mm g master f2.8 its over 3.000..
The lens maybe i will buy is the gmaster f1.4 85mm but i have to save money for it as well :/

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