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Magdalena Niziol
Posts: 4
New York, New York, US


I am a big sucker for detail. I'm always looking to improve so any critique, good or bad, will be appreciated!! smile

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Apr 27 13 07:20 pm  Link  Quote 
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Charlie-CNP
Posts: 2,591
New York, New York, US


as far as achieving a clean beauty image, you have that one covered. The skin tones in particular look great. However, the one thing that keeps distracting me in this particular shot is the usage of depth of field with the particular angle of her face. The one eye and eyelash is completely sharp as a tack which you see in most beauty images, while the other is out of focus due to shooting at F1.4 or F2 range. For publication, that would kill the shot for me personally if I were the art director. If you look at other beauty images, everything is in focus tack sharp. This image could be an artistic decision, but otherwise, maybe stop down to F4 range and try for your next one. nice work on the details otherwise though. good luck
Apr 27 13 07:36 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Magdalena Niziol
Posts: 4
New York, New York, US


Charlie-CNP wrote:
as far as achieving a clean beauty image, you have that one covered. The skin tones in particular look great. However, the one thing that keeps distracting me in this particular shot is the usage of depth of field with the particular angle of her face. The one eye and eyelash is completely sharp as a tack which you see in most beauty images, while the other is out of focus due to shooting at F1.4 or F2 range. For publication, that would kill the shot for me personally if I were the art director. If you look at other beauty images, everything is in focus tack sharp. This image could be an artistic decision, but otherwise, maybe stop down to F4 range and try for your next one. nice work on the details otherwise though. good luck

Thank you so much, and you are totally right!! When we were shooting, we were facing straight on. She turned her head and I kept snapping. When I got home I noticed the depth of field but her agency really needed some softer looking pictures of her so I went ahead with the edit. It's also a bad habit of mine to shoot at a shallow depth of field but I'm trying to be good with my more recent shoots. Again, thank you!

Apr 27 13 08:06 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Meghan Hale
Posts: 335
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


The small freckles are beautifully detailed. Best part of the image for me.
Apr 28 13 01:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Paul Tirado Photography
Posts: 4,205
New York, New York, US


Nice work. Very natural. If I have to nitpick, I would say that the eye on the right closest the lens - the white part of might need a bit of tonality to it. As it is the whites look too close in value and it comes across as a flat shape when it should reflect a bit of the natural curvature of the eye.
Apr 28 13 01:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Coyote Creations NW
Posts: 131
Vancouver, Washington, US


Overall very good image. +1 about the eyes comment.  Being really nit picky, the highlight area below the near eye is a little brighter than necessary. This emphasizes skin texture there a bit.  Moving camera right from the highlight, the skin tone in excellent but the texture is not uniform. Some areas look almost blurred or flat.  This could be a make up artifact or the result of retouching, can't tell which.  Nice work, I like the angle.
Apr 29 13 12:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
OTSOG
Posts: 141
Benicia, California, US


Compositionally, it's cropped just a bit too tight for my taste.
Apr 29 13 04:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Perceptive Portraits
Posts: 227
North Salt Lake, Utah, US


OTSOG wrote:
Compositionally, it's cropped just a bit too tight for my taste.

+1

May 02 13 09:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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