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Does this do anything for anyone?

Discussion in 'Formal Portraits and Weddings' started by actionshooter, Aug 7, 2009.

  1. actionshooter

    actionshooter

    Aug 26, 2008
    NY
    Does this picture work for anyone? I'm kind of split...one time I look at it I light it while another time I look at it, I'm not so sure. Let me know your thoughts.

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  2. i'd like to see it with jsut the center section(where the light hits) 1/3 and 1/2 stop less

    you need the detail in the face to over power the rest IMHO - not expert by any means.

    like the mouth area is
     
  3. To me it looks like something that'd end up on a horror film movie poster.
     
  4. actionshooter

    actionshooter

    Aug 26, 2008
    NY
    I can play around with that. Thanks for the reply.

    Ha, never even saw it like that, but with the texture and such I can see what you mean. Thanks for the reply.
     
  5. not for me.. too heavy on the texture. does look like it could almost work for a horror poster, with some darkening/contrast/desaturation
     
  6. hai-san

    hai-san

    86
    Mar 3, 2009
    San Jose, Ca
    i'm not feeling it. feels like a still from a scene that's changing in a movie
     
  7. D300fan

    D300fan

    233
    Mar 30, 2008
    Maryland
    A little strange looking for my taste.
     
  8. Giac

    Giac

    9
    Apr 8, 2008
    Netherlands
    Maybe it would have a better effect using more emphasis on the eyes?

    Giac.
     
  9. jpfigueiredo

    jpfigueiredo

    Oct 3, 2008
    Leiria
    +1

    Having said that, the base portrait looks very nice. :smile:
     
  10. JoJo2Fast

    JoJo2Fast

    Nov 20, 2007
    Auburn, WA
    yeah honestly it doesnt do much for me, i do like the base shot though
     
  11. Duschoolboy

    Duschoolboy

    731
    Dec 17, 2006
    Texture to heavy for me too.
     
  12. Getson

    Getson

    144
    Oct 10, 2006
    Halifax, NS
    I've come back to this a few times now. I think the texture does nothing for his skin, but looks great on the background. I find the overall crop of his face to be too tight.
     
  13. Seneca

    Seneca

    Dec 4, 2006
    Texas!
    When I first opened it...I thought he had a skin condition. Not for my taste. But if it works for you...then ride with it.
     
  14. Not for me sorry. Cant really say why, it just does not.
     
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