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Challenge: Pet Portrait (Advanced Editing IV*)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Living Room
Date: Apr 2, 2005
Galleries: Portraiture, Animals
Date Uploaded: Apr 3, 2005


Place: 120 out of 273
Avg (all users): 5.5941
Avg (commenters): 7.0000
Avg (participants): 5.4167
Avg (non-participants): 5.8537
Views since voting: 700
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 202
Comments: 6
Favorites: 0

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/10/2005 01:11:29 PM
Exceedingly well composed and framed, great lighting and background. I also like the expression of the cat. Good job!
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04/08/2005 12:12:33 AM
And she looks every bit the part of a Diva! Very nicely done, the only problem I have is the pink hue on the shot. A 9
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04/05/2005 08:12:13 AM
Great shot... title is great too. Truly a Diva
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04/05/2005 02:57:00 AM
Those eyes! Nothing compares to them, sweet puddytat
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04/04/2005 07:54:41 AM
You're on the right track here. Some suggestions:

1. More light on the background. This can either be accomplished by putting some kind of lamp behind the subject, shining on the background (which adds all kinds of other issues, like color balance and white balance problems), or by getting an external flash to bounce off a ceiling or a wall, or a piece of white foamboard strategically placed. Experimentation is best.

2. Something about the lighting you've used has cast a pinkish glow. I urge you to find out what this could be and work to correct it, as I fear it'll haunt you. (both in voting, and personally in the future). It can be fixed in post, using color balancing, but it's best to find out what's causing it. (perhaps the room you're shooting in has pink or red walls, or some other major element?)

3. I, personally, don't like the cat looking up so much. If he/she were looking more towards the camera, but up above it, you'd get more of the personality coming through. As it is, he/she just seems distracted, and the viewer loses a personal attachment, which is key to portraiture.

Anyway, the rest of it is good.. nice focus, a good background color, a good composition. Just a few points to work on.. you want to try and maintain a more natural white balance, and things should fall into place. Good luck, and practice, practice, practice.
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04/04/2005 06:54:25 AM
beautiful kitty but the lighting on the front right seems too low and is casting an odd shadow
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