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Jeff, Pauline and Regal...

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 2:43 am
by Onslow
Jeff is a friend of mine. He asked me for some formal portraits of his wife Pauline and their beautiful dog called Regal. He asked me for large prints of these and they take up a part of his photo wall in his house. Jeff is a very good photographer himself and these are in the middle of his own collection of prints.

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Re: Jeff, Pauline and Regal...

Posted: Sun May 29, 2016 3:54 am
by TomCofer
Nice shots John.

Re: Jeff, Pauline and Regal...

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 8:03 pm
by mikec
Very good.

Re: Jeff, Pauline and Regal...

Posted: Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:03 pm
by Psjunkie
Onslow wrote:Jeff is a friend of mine. He asked me for some formal portraits of his wife Pauline and their beautiful dog called Regal. He asked me for large prints of these and they take up a part of his photo wall in his house. Jeff is a very good photographer himself and these are in the middle of his own collection of prints.
All nice shots onslow. I would suggest a rework of number 2. Her head starting to tilt out of the frame is not working for me. She appears to be a hard one as I think her light colored eyes make it hard to feel she’s looking at the lens. I might also add a touch of makeup to the highlight on her chin in Number 1.

Re: Jeff, Pauline and Regal...

Posted: Sun Jun 05, 2016 5:39 am
by Onslow
Psjunkie wrote:
Onslow wrote:Jeff is a friend of mine. He asked me for some formal portraits of his wife Pauline and their beautiful dog called Regal. He asked me for large prints of these and they take up a part of his photo wall in his house. Jeff is a very good photographer himself and these are in the middle of his own collection of prints.
All nice shots onslow. I would suggest a rework of number 2. Her head starting to tilt out of the frame is not working for me. She appears to be a hard one as I think her light colored eyes make it hard to feel she’s looking at the lens. I might also add a touch of makeup to the highlight on her chin in Number 1.

Cheers for that. Re the rework of #2, this is an image they particularly liked due to the tilt. I don't mind the image either even though the hair is slightly cutoff. Regarding the highlight you suggest for makeup, I tend to leave them. I've found early on that if highlights are reduced to much, the image loses something. It almost flattens the image to a state that is not to my taste. I must be an odd one out like that as it seems to be be something that a lot of people try to avoid... I prefer to deal with the light modifiers to reduce this sort of thing instead of PS.... :)