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    1. In what area is critique to be sought?
    The pace of fashion show was quite fast so I did not have much time to anticipate and compose this shot. Regardless, critique on composition and cropping is welcomed. I shot this in RAW with spot metering. Only post production I did was noise reduction, color curve, and framing. I usually do landscape and B/W so I'm new to shooting people. Please comment on exposure and skin tones.

    2. What one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    I wanted to capture the mood of a fashion show, and emphasize on how 2 female models are wearing a similar red blouse and forming an inherent symmetry.

    3. Under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    I was on the front row but could not move around. I could possibly sit down to shoot from a lower angle but I did not find that lower angle was making the composition more interesting.

    4. What the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture?
    I like the way I managed to capture a shallow DOF shot with the front model's eye in focus. The shot would have probably been better if I managed to capture full body of the model to be true to the nature of a "fashion shoot".


    Handheld with Aperture Priority Mode
    Shutter Speed: 1/1328 second
    F Number: F/1.8
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    ISO Speed: 200

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    Nice bokeh
    and great concept with the 2 models forming the symmetry.
    I love this image
    except maybe the main subject is not very sharp.
    maybe you can try some sharpening in PP.
    her eyes should be much more sharper to stand out.
    nonetheless, great photo!
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    Seems like shooting wide open at f1.8 and dA's JPEG resizing contributed to being a bit too soft than optimal .

    I have done bicubic sharper resizing myself in photoshop this time with unsharp mask applied at 100%, 0.3 pixels radius, 0 threshold as well.

    Does this work better?

    Last edited by astroaquarius; 27th April 2009 at 01:45 PM.

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    nice picture, sharp and precise.

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    you can bring more attention to the subject by desaturating the background.
    I find it somewhat distracting. I think you can still unsharp mask somemore and bump up the exposure just a little bit more.
    what a Strong striking red

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    NIce shot where do stand?? On the platfoam....?
    Msz

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    Quote Originally Posted by tainted View Post
    you can bring more attention to the subject by desaturating the background.
    I find it somewhat distracting. I think you can still unsharp mask somemore and bump up the exposure just a little bit more.
    what a Strong striking red
    If I desaturate the background, I'll also lose the other model behind in red forming a repeat pattern of the one in front, wouldn't I?

    Thanks for all the pointers so far. Appreciate it. I was expecting to get wacked left and right because this is my 1st ever photo posted in critique section, and I'm pretty new to portrait or fashion shoots.

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    works!

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