DPChallenge: A Digital Photography Contest You are not logged in. (log in or register
 
Challenge Entries
Portfolio Images
This image is not part of a public portfolio.
Ready for my Closeup
Ready for my Closeup
photofann


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Canon EOS-400D Rebel XTi
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Date: Mar 10, 2009
Date Uploaded: Mar 10, 2009

N/A

Statistics
Place: 1067 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 4.3977
Avg (commenters): 4.3529
Avg (participants): 4.3738
Avg (non-participants): 4.5176
Views since voting: 492
Views during voting: 685
Votes: 513
Comments: 55
Favorites: 0


Please log in or register to add your comments!

AuthorThread
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 03:26:45 PM
I think the model is beautiful but the lighting is not diffused enough and the shadow is distracting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/17/2009 01:27:49 AM
Nice close up. Interesting use of light to draw us into the subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2009 05:28:48 PM
personally I do not like "flash" photography to much...there is such "flair" and "shadows" that you get when you use them...
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2009 01:12:48 PM
Good idea. The lighting is a bit to hard. Good shot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2009 11:35:44 AM
The flash made a shadow that is very unattractive in this shot, as well as making very harsh "hot spots." Maybe try bouncing the flash. A very attractive woman, so definitely worth trynig again.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2009 10:43:19 AM
There is potential here but the on-camera flash really hurts the exposure. She's a very pretty girl with nice eye coloring. This looks like an un-posed shot or between poses. She would make some great shots with diffused flash and a little more posing.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2009 12:54:16 AM
Beautiful girl, though the shadow from the flash is unfortunate.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2009 12:12:42 AM
This has elements of a fine photo ... pretty model, decent enough pose. It looks like she was right in front of the wall. Next time ... you might try moveing her several feet away from it to manage the harsh shadow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 11:33:07 PM
Hard shadow spoils this a little.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 10:02:46 PM
She is beautiful ... A little harsh with the lighting though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 04:17:48 PM
the flash and shadows are just too distracting here. She kinda looks like Rihanna though
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 03:42:00 PM
Direct light is a bit harsh and I don't think it does much for this image.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 03:08:28 PM
interesting idea, but thinking the overexposure on the arm is a bit too much
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 10:49:41 AM
the shadow from the direct flash does not flatter the model at all
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 10:37:00 AM
Great crop and pose and I love the skin tone and focus. The lighting is a bit harsh, though and could use a fill light to get rid of that shadow.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 08:36:01 AM
nice profile shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 08:30:05 AM
This needs better lighting, focus and background.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/15/2009 06:49:23 AM
is it self-portrait? :)

well its not lit very well ... that flash didnt help it I think... but still nice model lol :D


thx, brano
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 11:39:36 PM
She is a pretty girl. Try shooting further away from the background, then you won't get those strong shadows.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 09:18:22 PM
Lighting is a bit harsh for my taste
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 08:28:12 PM
There are so many elements that are off here I'm not going to list them all. She's a beautiful woman if you can learn some techniques to improve this shot I'd reshoot her.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 07:17:00 PM
A bit too harsh light, blown highlihts.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 06:13:43 PM
This is an odd position, very harsh lighting. Lovely model.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 04:20:28 PM
Gorgeous model, but the lighting setup needs improving - I guess you were using a single flash, possibly on camera which makes it hard to avoid very hash lighting. You have the model close to the backdrop and unfortunately with single small flash that throws a harsh shadow onto it. I think there's a really good shot waiting to get out here - perhaps using some diffuse light from a window instead of flash will yield a much softer look which would really suit this model.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 11:41:17 AM
Very pretty model, but the lighting is too harsh - especially on the arm, and back of the chair. The highlight on her hair is great (since it is so dark). Her cheek is a bit hot, but I think that'd be OK if the arm wasn't so hot.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 10:49:00 AM
I'm sorry, the light seems way too heavy and the close shadow doesn't add anything IMO. I'd soften the light and move her away from the background. The angle also makes her arm look very heavy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/14/2009 05:01:36 AM
Nice portrait, although the light and shadows are very heavy.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2009 10:28:38 PM
A bit of carefully applied gaussian blur would help this pic quite a bit. Not so much on her, but more on the BG. Lines in the sheet and that nasty looking pleather on the chair.

She looks lovely and I like her pose and expression
03/13/2009 06:52:10 PM
nice colour in her eyes
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2009 04:17:22 PM
She does look ready for the closeup... but it looks like the photographer wasn't quite ready. The flash is blowing out parts of her skin and leaving harsh, distracting shadows on the background.

I think this would have been beautiful with natural lighting or lighting from other than straight on, with the subject farther away from the background (to blur it a bit and not see shadows) and to get rid of the black chair... perhaps replacing it with something more attractive, or just readjust her pose to cover her parts without any chair. :)

Not voting yet.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2009 12:39:42 PM
Nicely done.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/13/2009 03:54:41 AM
shadows behind are a pity
but nice sharpness and very pretty woman
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 10:14:38 PM
Beautiful model, but the sharp lighting needs to be just a bit softer
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 09:11:58 PM
harsh light and shadows.. very un-flattening
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 08:12:54 PM
Don´t think the flash adds anything to this, try bounce it off the wall
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 08:07:22 PM
Beautiful model. Could use a bit of fill flash.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 07:36:38 PM
To much light and harsh shadows. Tones are off to but I do love her face. She has a very nice facial features.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 04:26:46 PM
Lovely model. I don't like the harsh lighting and the shadows. There's also vignetting in the corners.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 04:18:08 PM
Like her expresion, the use of a light difusser would've been perfect here.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 03:24:58 PM
Nice model and pose for the portrait, however I think a softer light would have been much better for it.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/12/2009 12:27:07 PM
Pretty girl.....on camera flash is not the most flattering light.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 10:14:38 PM
i LOVE this. The harsh light makes this photo for me. It looks like an editorial ad in a magazine like Vogue or something.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 09:19:31 PM
The wrinkled background is quite unappealing. The light is far too bright also, causing overblown spots and a harsh shadow. Next time, try using a less direct light source and an uncreased backdrop. The model is attractive and would make a good subject for further challenges.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 06:01:53 PM
The lighting is very harsh here. Generally, elbows aren't the best thing to have as a focal point/on the rule of thirds. Keep working on the lighting, and pay attention to wrinkles in backgrounds for a finished look.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 03:10:28 PM
Harsh lighting but I think it works well
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 12:58:48 PM
The light is too harsh (built-in flash?)
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 12:49:46 PM
lovely lady.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 11:59:25 AM
Interesting composition.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 10:49:47 AM
Direct flash is not flattering. Next time try bouncing the flash off the roof, or from the side.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 10:20:19 AM
Light is awfully harsh here. A diffused or bounced flash would be more flattering to the subject.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 10:15:11 AM
nice portrait, but the light is harsh, over exposing the subject, the background is uneven/distracting. the chair in front of the subject is also not helping.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 10:12:36 AM
This would be great with the light shot from the left hand side instead, I feel.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 08:23:50 AM
Tthe harsh frontal lighting kills this shot; blown lights on the arm and cheek, hard shadows. In addition, the use of a relatively wide-angled lens makes her arm look very bold. Also, the position of her arm produced wrinkles on her shoulder. Overall, the shot is quite unflattering for your otherwise good-looking model.
03/11/2009 05:48:40 AM
nice shot
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/11/2009 05:40:50 AM
such harsh lighting.
  Photographer found comment helpful.


Home - Challenges - Community - League - Photos - Cameras - Lenses - Learn - Prints! - Help - Terms of Use - Privacy - Top ^
DPChallenge, and website content and design, Copyright © 2001-2020 Challenging Technologies, LLC.
All digital photo copyrights belong to the photographers and may not be used without permission.
Proudly hosted by Sargasso Networks. Current Server Time: 07/05/2020 03:31:06 PM EDT.