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 Post subject: My Daughter Olivia
PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:57 pm 
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here's a picture of daughter,she just turned 19



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A lovely pic & a beautiful young woman.
(does she take her looks from Mum.....or Dad? :wink: )


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Pretty girl, nice photo but a bit too much post processing going on there I think..... 8)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2010 4:27 pm 
I don't know how to say this politely, but with that composition it looks like a wig display mannequin. You should have zoomed out/stepped back to get at least her shoulder in the frame.

Pretty girl though, she has beautiful eyes :)


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thanks guys for the comments,yes i did some post processing. I tried this shot with out a flash only using room lighting and hand held, just couldn't get enough light only had my f/4 lens.(should have raised the iso to 800). and yes think the skin smoothing what hurt the edit of the photo most,maybe this year i can buy some soft lights with stands. but for right now it's just a hobby.

p.s. oldcarlos she has her mother's eyes

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Hi raw
Your daughter is a prettygirl and it certainly is a good attempt at flattery portrait shooting
my only critical comments, as there's no point in repeating anything is,
a little bit of head in a vice just bit tight on the cropping more so under the chin than on top and too many eye lights 2 maximum 1 imo is best.

Well done Raw I think you are right in looking at re-lighting as soft focus lenses are very expensive and many are not true soft focus just fuzzy like that terrible stocking with a hole over your lens trick that everyone once thought was so great or worse still smearing vasiline around the edge of an old filter
IMO from personel experiance I would not go mad on kit I did in the 70's and wasted a bucket full of money. I sold the lot and ended up using a couple of slave flashes manually set and a couple of brollys, throwing some fine net curtaining over the brollys really defuses the light. Oh and a tiny old sunpak slave flash I got from a car boot sale for the odd back lit halo shot even my back grounds were only cheap craft paper carefully joined to make wide rolls, some of which I blotch painted with a spray gun and water based acrylic.

Good effort though Raw if it was easy to get right everytime it wouldnt be fun would it. more power to your shutter sir


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Very nice shot and a very pretty girl!
I like the composition and the light, and you are right, the skin softening is overdone. I have a daughter of the same age and I tried on her the softening thing but it always led to an artificial plastic look. If you can buy a light stand, umbrella and trigger (around $150 the whole kit ) you'd get many more options , and splendid sharpness.

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Her face looks a little too soft, except for her left eye. This makes her look like a waxworks model.

Not sure what pp you did here, but it's too much for me.

Also, your DOF is only as deep as her left eye. Was this intentional?

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