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Getting a Look

Post by Psjunkie » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:10 pm

First impressions....comments for improvement appreciated, all comments welcomed.
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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Sun Jun 04, 2017 3:23 pm

I like it alot. Good placement of the subject in the frame. Wonderful exposure and tones. Maybe burn down the highlight on the shoulder and remove the hair lower right.
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Post by pop511 » Sun Jun 04, 2017 4:14 pm

Admire the gritty feel to this and P/P work. What I did to your picture whilst looking at it, was to place a piece of paper on the left side and mask off about half of the dark area.
Try it and let me know what you think. For me it gave an edgier look, and stronger focus.
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Post by LindaShorey » Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:32 pm

An enigmatic expression that holds my attention. A strong POV, Frank, that suggests you knew exactly where you wanted to take this one. I like it very much.
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Post by Charles Haacker » Sun Jun 04, 2017 9:17 pm

:D I don't think that look is enigmatic at all. I think that's the OK this session is over, right?! look. :lol: I like the portrait as is. My notion of critique is What Would I Do If I Had Made It? If my answer is the same thing you did then that's fine. :thumbup:
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:58 pm

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:I like it alot. Good placement of the subject in the frame. Wonderful exposure and tones. Maybe burn down the highlight on the shoulder and remove the hair lower right.
Thank you Mr. Schafer, I'll give that a shot....

pop511 wrote:Admire the gritty feel to this and P/P work. What I did to your picture whilst looking at it, was to place a piece of paper on the left side and mask off about half of the dark area.
Try it and let me know what you think. For me it gave an edgier look, and stronger focus.
Well done;
Kind Regards;
Thank you pop511, you are more than welcome to show me your crop as I’m not sure I understand.....

LindaShorey wrote:An enigmatic expression that holds my attention. A strong POV, Frank, that suggests you knew exactly where you wanted to take this one. I like it very much.
Oh if only I were that creative Linda....my shots are as I refer to them "grab-n-go", I do try to position myself where I think the cation will be....all else reveals itself as I process……

Charles Haacker wrote::D I don't think that look is enigmatic at all. I think that's the OK this session is over, right?! look. :lol: I like the portrait as is. My notion of critique is What Would I Do If I Had Made It? If my answer is the same thing you did then that's fine. :thumbup:
Thank you Chuck, yes this was around the dinner table when most were ready to move on.....

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Post by minniev » Mon Jun 05, 2017 4:07 pm

Psjunkie wrote:First impressions....comments for improvement appreciated, all comments welcomed.

Very nice one Frank. It isn't tack sharp but I don't know that it needs to be. The slight softness looks like a very appropriate approach for this particular image. I like the angle and the natural unposed and unprepped look of it. To capture personality in an image is something not everyone can do. Good work.

I'll leave the technical suggestions to those who know more about portraiture than I do.
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Post by Psjunkie » Mon Jun 05, 2017 9:41 pm

minniev wrote:
Psjunkie wrote:First impressions....comments for improvement appreciated, all comments welcomed.

Very nice one Frank. It isn't tack sharp but I don't know that it needs to be. The slight softness looks like a very appropriate approach for this particular image. I like the angle and the natural unposed and unprepped look of it. To capture personality in an image is something not everyone can do. Good work.

I'll leave the technical suggestions to those who know more about portraiture than I do.
Thank you minniev for letting me know what worked for you....

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Post by Ernst-Ulrich Schafer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:48 pm

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Post by Psjunkie » Tue Jun 06, 2017 12:09 am

Ernst-Ulrich Schafer wrote:Please call me Ernst.
Sure, sorry for the other Mr's. you might see.

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