by Chepikian Paul

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Gallery: Jen

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Portrait

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 20D
Date Time Original : 2007-05-17 03:53:39
Focal Length : 38/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/160
Exposure Time : 1/160
Aperture Value : 9.9
F Number : 9.9
Iso Speed Ratings : 100
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 6
Exposure Mode : 1
White Balance : 1
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 300.000000
Y Resolution : 300.000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS Macintosh

Published: Saturday 19th of May 2007 03:06:01 AM


Landrum Kelly
Not your best work but still worth looking at. I keep wishing that the angle of the light had not created a shadow of her nose between her eyes. In addition, it is beyond high key to the point of showing some blown highlights on the calves. Even so, it is a worthy effort. I would like to see the same pose attempted with a different lighting setup. --Lannie

Paul Chepikian
Thanks for the feedback, Landrum. I agree with the shadows on the bridge of the nose, I'll have to dodge those out. But my opinion on the blown out highlights is different in that I have a perfectly exposed version of this image. Shooting a perfectly exposed image is not that challanging for me (anymore). To push the envelope a bit, create something different other than the well established, well exposed, average image is something that I'm striving for as of late. I intentionally set out to blow out much of this image as can be seen in the calves, shoulders, face, etc. It was meant to be more an abstract image than a true portrait. But nonetheless, I sincerely appreciate anyone who takes the time to visit and more so, takes the time to comment. After all, we will all take a look at at the same image and see all the wonderful potential with out own eyes. Much thanks!

Paul Chepikian
Studio Work In the studio with an amazing model, my friend, Jen. She can transform herself into so many different characters. Feedback always welcome. Thanks in advance...

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