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06-20-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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Nice lighting- but why the sad expression?

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Thanks. Hates having her pic taken, especially by dad!
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QuoteOriginally posted by buskel Quote
Thanks. Hates having her pic taken, especially by dad!
and I thought I was the only one that had one of those

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Hi there.
I have something little more critical to say on the shot, but take from it what you will...
Portraits to me need to show detail, exhibit a characteristic expression and flatter the subject with the right balance of lighting (and makeup and clothing if applicable).

This shot doesn't quite make these important areas, nor is the shot well framed. The subject is too low in the image, her face too small and central and her look not engaging. The use of the sun's flare is OK, but ultimately the subject needs to be boldly portrayed in the capture, and composed in a way that fills the frame more, or complementing an interesting background (which this shot doesn't quite do).

The lighting work is actually quite good for this particular subject orientation, well placed and reasonably powered (needs a touch more power if anything), but more needs to be done to bring out the best in the subject with pose, background control, and composition as previously described, as well as working with the colours, contrast and whatever else would improve the image in PP.
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Agree with Ash. I think the poor background is the downfall of the shot. If she's not going to fill the frame, the background needs to be more interesting if it's going to take up that much of the shot.
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On a positive note the combination of copius teenage angst coupled with the community-involvement T-shirt are quite worth a picture, and with the lighting it's not bad. I rather like it for that reason and it's a strong subject to me which I noticed first.

The second thing I noticed was how much I disliked the sun being in the frame like that.


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