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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5597

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Here's was a quick shot of my Daughter Alicia.

I'm using a Nikon D90 - Photo was taken using natural light only

50mm prime lens @ f1.8 - 1/160sec - ISO:250

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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5603

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beautiful pop in the eyes,
I like the almost blown out skin, some may not.
I'm glad to see somebody get a nice pure black bkg, I've seen pics from people I know that were awful, like you could see wrinkles, gack.
I really really like this. great expression

I'd post to flicker and link it in message body. Think of poor poor greg's server space.
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5606

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Thanks Brent!

I'm still getting to used the forum, don't use any forums much :)
I've added my flickr link to my profile page.

Cheers!
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5612

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I like it, but I bet I know what Greg will say bout that watemark
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5615

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Harsh light!! Love it. The eyes are nice and sharp. Love the heavy blacks and contrast. My only critique would be to change the aperture. To me, the skin and hair look too soft at 1.8.

Jerry's right about the watermark.
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5616

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Yea lol ... I only realised the watermark after I'd uploaded it :-/

Cheers!
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5617

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Gabe wrote:
Harsh light!! Love it. The eyes are nice and sharp. Love the heavy blacks and contrast. My only critique would be to change the aperture. To me, the skin and hair look too soft at 1.8.

Jerry's right about the watermark.


Cheers!
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5620

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I disagree with it being to soft at 1.8. I believe Bill was going for a dreamy type look. I think for this it works. I agree that most portraits should be shot at f/5.6 to like f/10, but 1.8 works here
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5665

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Bill wrote:
I've added my flickr link to my profile page.
I think what Brent meant was to link the image to the site via Flickr. A description of how to share images via Flickr can be found in the Help section.

Never mind though. The image looks good to me. A few pieces of advice I can offer are as follows. The watermark is hideous. It's not the worst in the world I've ever seen but it is pretty distracting nonetheless. My advice is to lose it as it takes away from the photo. :)

Secondly, I think you should watch for strands of hair blocking subject's eyes in the future. The eyes are important and should not really be obstructed. I understand it is difficult if you are shooting informally or candidly, particularly with children, but it is something to watch in the future if you want to get really good at portraits.

In terms of what aperture to use, I think the one you used looked fine and the eyes look sharp enough. They could be sharper, but I suspect that is the use of a lower quality file for upload as opposed to poor technique/missing the focus/wrong aperture choice. That's really it on my behalf. I don't take a lot of portraits so my advice could be of limited use but I hope I helped. I like the image. :)
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5685

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Cheers! ....... all advice received with thanks! B)
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 9 months ago #5710

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HI, Damon here. I think this photo was striking and stunning. Being a newbie, I sorta know what to look for and you nailed the contrast in my opinion. The eyes popped great, so great claarity on that. I DO think the hair is too soft but all depends on your purposes for the image. I enjoyed the almost blown out skin... brings attention to the photo. All around, you did great. Please critique my photo. Thanks.
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Please Critique - Thanks 2 years 8 months ago #5752

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Much appreciated Damon!
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