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Challenge: Natural Light Portrait II (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D5200
Lens: Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6G DX VR
Location: Perthshire, Scotland, UK
Date: Jan 1, 2018
Aperture: f/11
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/100
Date Uploaded: Jan 1, 2018

Taken on New Year's day in attempt to get back into photography!

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01/20/2018 04:59:49 PM
Hello from the critique club

An image that contributes to the challenge

Your portrait fulfils the challenge brief in that it has been taken in natural light, there are however, a few things that I may suggest as potential improvements. There is a lot of distracting background that competes with the main subject as a result of the chosen aperture which has given you too much DOF. Most good portraits isolate the model from the background through use of (often) maximum aperture, sufficient distance between the subject and the background and by moving in closer to also reduce DOF. The composition is very central, use of thirds would greatly improve impact and also use of landscape orientation would enable you to make more use of the scene to add impact to the end result. I can see that you would want to include his kilt so a cropped composition just above the hem line and just above his head with landscape orientation with him to the left hrizontal third would have greatly improved the impact. Hope this helps a little Ellie, keep at it...
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