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Some views on a portrait.
Posted By: Falcons, 05-01-2007, 08:30 AM

Just wanted to get some feedback on this portrait. I think it works but am interested in others views.

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05-01-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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Were you aiming for a moody look? If so, it is certainly effective. The fact you got a catchlight in the shaded eye is good. It looks like you used window light... correct?

I prefer to take h&s pics of children with more even lighting. Plus, I try to get the camera lower, down to their level. But that's just my personal taste.
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I like it - the high key and unusual viewpoint give it drama. It's also nicely ambiguous, which the treatment enhances. I wish I had the guts to do high key shots like that!

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The subject looks fearful to me, making it an awkward photo to view. Perhaps less contrast would help subdue that result?

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great portrait

I really like this, young person looks like trusts you, innocent. I like this type of light that is not flat or like when the flash is used on the camera. Personally I prefer B&W to sepia but thats eaasily done. Congratulations.
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The more I look at it the more I like it, but I think I would like it better with less contrast, I'm not sure what I think of the right side of his face disappearing into his neck. But I like the expression, and I think that is enhanced by the high key treatment...

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This shot really grabs me. I like it a lot. I am really getting in to b&w.

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Thanks for the feedback.
I am really into the high contrast look and I have tons of shots of my kids (model is my eldest boy) that are of the more traditional type portrait shot. I wanted to a shot that was dramatic and sort of has a grainy 60's photo look about it.

Most people can't seem to cope with the ultra high contrast though - but as these shots are for me I suppose that doesn't matter.

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