one from this past weekend

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here is an image from this past weekend. I completely goofed on thecrop when I shot it. I am on my daughters laptop now, watching the lakers & suns so I cant change it.

anyway c&C welcome

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i'm not sure if the blown out collar bothers me or not...its late, and i've been procrastinating writing a paper :p

in general i like the lighting, and the hotspots on his face don't necessarily bother me.

i'd like her right hand more forward on his shoulder so you can see the fingers. without that the hand seems awkward. her right hand is just fine.

i like the expressions, and the lighting on them. but a hairlight, or some sort of backlight might be nice to get more separation from the background. a stronger light that tapers off on the background would work too, keeping the edge of the glow just above the shoulders/behind the heads.

most importantly though...the expressions are quite natural for a portrait, and if it was a picture of my (hypothetical) partner and myself, i'd be very pleased.

well done.

cheers,
david
 
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Roy, for me I would have had the couple the other way around i.e, the man standing. Why, as he is larger being in front he tends in my view to dominate the image too much so I think there would be more of a balance with the couple the other way.
Apart from that I don't mind the exposure or the processing, good work.....
 
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Hi, Roy. The poses and your models' expressions are outstanding, but the use of flash is much too obvious... particularly for a studio portrait. Some subjects just have reflective skin, and the only way to cope is with Photoshop. But I think the flash was too hot, too.
 
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Hi, Roy. The poses and your models' expressions are outstanding, but the use of flash is much too obvious... particularly for a studio portrait. Some subjects just have reflective skin, and the only way to cope is with Photoshop. But I think the flash was too hot, too.
Thanks Frank. Making the subjects comfortable is something I am slowly getting better at. Now I just need my photoshop skills to keep up.:biggrin:

I do agree, they were somewhat hot on top of oily skin.
 

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