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08-08-2016, 09:07 PM - 3 Likes   #1
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Portrait and headshot session at Soho area
Lens: FA 50mm f2.8 macro Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Soho ISO: 400 Shutter Speed: 1/125s Aperture: F4 

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08-09-2016, 12:12 AM   #2
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I like this portrait! Beautiful and genuine! Maybe I would prefer her hand behind her neck or in her hair (because its quite big!), but OTOH I might prefer it this way if I see those pics side by side. Anyway, very good job!
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Good job, on the small crop I think you have a bit front focusing and the eyes are out of focus. @ f 4 the eyes should be tack sharp. Having said that, this could be just me and the small crop provided . Nice framing and composition.
08-09-2016, 11:50 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pavel_Zhelev Quote
Good job, on the small crop I think you have a bit front focusing and the eyes are out of focus. @ f 4 the eyes should be tack sharp. Having said that, this could be just me and the small crop provided . Nice framing and composition.
Well, it is well focused on her eyes. K-5 is quite random with AF performance which I really don't like.

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I think the crop is too tight. She feels confined.
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As others have said. Eyes need to be a little sharper and maybe a little brighter. Crop is a little tight. Light is a little flat. A reflector might help a little. Over all its a good image. It just needs a little bit here and a little bit there to really standout.
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Hi

Since you have decided for a tight crop I would go even tighter and cut down a bit of the hair to get a bit of balance back.
This way the crop is over all consistent.

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Any thoughts?
Yes - but they wouldn't be acceptable on a family forum like this....
08-11-2016, 07:41 PM   #9
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Yes - but they wouldn't be acceptable on a family forum like this....
Well, there are no restrictions to post any images unless you post nude images. What makes Photo critique section to be family forum?
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Well, there are no restrictions to post any images unless you post nude images. What makes Photo critique section to be family forum?
Relax. Just my clumsy attempt at humor - lovely photo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by wildman Quote
Relax. Just my clumsy attempt at humor - lovely photo.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
Any thoughts?
This photo has an intention. I find it a little casual even if it was posed.
You got it.l
Lovely.
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She's beautiful and the photo has a 60's vibe to it. I think it's a success.
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It could have done with a little bit more light on the face, especially the eyes. Did you have a reflector under the camera, it might have helped.

A good natural pose, the slightly arched eyebrow implies that you are in trouble.....

Well done
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QuoteOriginally posted by rlatjsrud Quote
Well, it is well focused on her eyes. K-5 is quite random with AF performance which I really don't like.
Is that really a K-5 thing? I have had times my shots aren't as in focus as I like, which is one reason I prefer a prime lens for shooting. I usually tend to keep my aperture around f/4.0 because going any wider tends to be a crap shoot for me, but I figured I need to calibrate my lenses so I can shoot at the wider apertures?? Usually, I can get tack sharp eyes with I use my 50 mm prime lens with my K5 though. I tend to use the center point focus for almost everything and do my composing in post. Now I guess I'll have to google about the K5's AF performance because I wasn't aware of that!
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