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Posted By: Rense, 08-28-2011, 09:42 AM

I am no portrait photographer, just because I hate the idea only of fuzzing around with flashes etc. So, this one is with ambient light only, and I am quite pleased with it. What do you think?



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Nice and sharp, like the soft light on the face, the light over the right shoulder is a bit bright and distracting though. Maybe crop to a portrait format to loose the light.
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I think it's very good. Great DoF on the subject and composition is great.
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QuoteOriginally posted by snappychappy Quote
Nice and sharp, like the soft light on the face, the light over the right shoulder is a bit bright and distracting though. Maybe crop to a portrait format to loose the light.
Thanks! I will try the crop, but I like the sense of context myself....

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I think it's very good. Great DoF on the subject and composition is great.
Thank you Earl!

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I think it's a very good picture but agree that a portrait crop may improve the image. Congrats on 18 years!!
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you've captured what is most important... the loving smile looking back at you.... mazel tov on 18 years of marriage... dave m
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Nice shot with a lovely model. Congrats on 18 years!

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Nice portrait--ambient light works best. I like it with background, although I would cut out a bit of it.
Congrats on the 18 year old marriage!

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That is a very nice, intimate portrait and I wouldn't change a thing
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Man, this is a delightful shot. I can't do portraits well at all, but if I could I'd do a shot just like this one. Perfect.

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Nice photo and don't change a thing. The light provides important interest, balance and depth.
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Congratulations....nice shot for sure!

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18 years congats first and foremost. I like the shot very crisp.
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Congrats Rense!
I quite like this no-flash portrait, the skin looks nice and soft whilst the eyes are sharp. also the background is rendered very nicely out of focus and its not at all distracting and adds a very warm comforting homely feel to the image.

Good job.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rense Quote
Thanks! I will try the crop, but I like the sense of context myself....
I think if the light is that distracting I would use the burn tool and darken it a bit, but I would leave the whole photo.
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