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Old 03-18-2009, 08:02 AM
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Newbie first photo post

Hello,
This is my first retouch attempt of my friend. I want to enter her in a local portrait competition as she is so beautiful and somewhat of a local celeb playing in a band that's made it to England on its merits. Any tips of where to crop or anything else that could be improved would be greatly appreciated. Please go easy you scary pro bunch and excuse my uploading skills hope its ok
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Old 03-18-2009, 08:28 AM
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Or is this image a better choice?
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Old 03-18-2009, 10:39 AM
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Re: first photo post

Where I would crop.
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Old 03-18-2009, 01:24 PM
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Re: first photo post

Here is my try
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:47 PM
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Re: first photo post

Hi MsT,

.... I think that the second picture you posted is absolutely great!!!!

Both stunning picture and girl in it!!!!
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Old 03-19-2009, 01:07 PM
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Re: first photo post

I think the frames are distraction in the background, you might try removing those.
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Old 03-19-2009, 02:53 PM
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Wink Re: first photo post

As usual i've gone for a different look, felt the bg was distracting so replaced it with neutral grey to start, then got inspired a bit...
I presume her name is Olga lol
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:34 PM
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Re: first photo post

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As usual i've gone for a different look, felt the bg was distracting so replaced it with neutral grey to start, then got inspired a bit...
I presume her name is Olga lol
wow!that is awesome
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:47 AM
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Re: first photo post

OK, this is one of those times I maybe should keep my opinion to myself. Really pretty girl. I like the second pic better. The first one, when I first looked, I thought Cyclops.
The angle? I don't know, I just don't think the first shot does her justice at all.
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Old 05-21-2009, 07:35 AM
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Re: first photo post

Take my very unexperienced and very un-knowledgeable opinion with a grain of salt, but I think shooting somewhere between the first and second picture would look nice. The first seems a bit too wide and the second seems a bit too close. I also agree that the backdrop in both is a tiny bit "busy." But, she is a very nice looking girl and took a really nice couple of pictures. Good luck in that competition!
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