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12-01-2009, 03:36 AM   #1
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High and low key "snapshot" portraits
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A couple of "snapshot" portraits (of my mom and my daughter), processed low key and high key.

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12-01-2009, 11:33 AM   #2
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I don't think the processing works for either photo. It makes them look 'surreal', which turns into unnatural and unattractive for portraits of people. The image of your mother is also very underexposed. The poses of each of the subjects is also unattractive and there doesn't seem to be much thought put behind framing or posing -- "snapshots" as you said. Aside from their poses, both of their expressions do not seem right for the camera. I would also consider the crop or focal length for your daughter to be too tight, since it cuts off a small portion of her arms which could have easily been avoided by stepping back a few feet. But again, neither of these seem posed at all, just "snapshots".

Good effort trying new things, but I don't think it worked in this scenario.
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The one on the left is too dark and pasty, while the one on the right has too much contrast. Both appear like they've been tweaked too much in post processing.
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Have to agree with both above.
Both overdone and not appealing.
#1 had the clarity turned right down making the portrait look like a hologram, and #2 features a grungy B&W effect that's not so flattering on her.


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