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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2013 at 19:40
Here are a couple of photos I took with my a100 and Sigma 75-200/2.8-3.5 (so manual focus only);
I've got both colour and b&w versions of these but I can't decide which is better. Hope you like
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2013 at 20:40
great crisp images. I can not imagine her not being happy with the way these turned out. Great job and it just goes to show that you don't need the flashiest newest glass to take great pictures.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2013 at 21:56
Especially for MF you did quite well. #1 looks a bit sharper than #2 - which has a better composition and more eye contact. Overall my favorite would be #2. Although #3 is not bad, the pose looks slightly unnatural to me. Thanks   
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 March 2013 at 22:10

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 March 2013 at 16:16
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2013 at 21:44

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 April 2013 at 21:52
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 April 2013 at 17:53
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2013 at 09:20
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2013 at 15:34
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2013 at 22:38
@Freyr I like the colored ones better and I think the first shot is the best out if these three: Nice, simple easy to approach portrait.

@jmeviking: A little weird, but I like it :)!

@Bahudda: Cool 80s thing going on in your portrait! I like the pose and the background.

@trainerKEN: Nice pose and good lighting. Her neck looks a litttle weird because of the sharp transition from highlight to shadow.

@bigjt, Lisa: her eye(s) are almost hypnotizing. I love the soft light.

Does a female portrait have to have super soft light and airbrushed skin for it to be a good portrait? I got some feedback, that the lighting is too harsh and that I should have processed the skin more... What do you guys think?

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Shot with a900 and CZ 135 f/1.8 @ f/2
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 April 2013 at 23:10
Originally posted by fireisland fireisland wrote:


Does a female portrait have to have super soft light and airbrushed skin for it to be a good portrait? I got some feedback, that the lighting is too harsh and that I should have processed the skin more... What do you guys think?

Shot with a900 and CZ 135 f/1.8 @ f/2


A very good question! The lighting you've chosen is strong and a little hard, but I do like the pose. Is it OK to break or bend a 'rule'? Sure, and I think that it works in this case. My question would be -- Do YOU like it? More importantly, what does SHE think about it? As I keep looking I wonder if the whole setting should be different for this treatment. It is a classical pose and set up with unconventional lighting. Could you explore a more 'dynamic' or 'powerful' pose? Women have so many areas of life where they do express strength, force, and power. The light may lend itself to more like that.
About the processing. I think it is fine. Personally, I think people's skin should look like -- skin. Often I see portraits of women that are so processed that the end result looks non-human to me.
All of this is just opinion and personal thoughts. I do like the shot, and I'd like to see more along this line.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2013 at 02:12
@ Torben (Tmark) a nice start to your Dyxum posting career, but don't be shy with your sizing. We can can take verticals up to 900 pixels deep and horizontals up to 1024 pixels wide.

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