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Gypsy Girl
« on: July 19, 2014, 04:34:26 AM »
Hi, this is my first post. Relatively new to serious photography but always been a Canon fan (back to when I acquired my first SLR a Canon F1, circa 1978). But recently (about 2 years ago) my wife and I joined a camera club and have been entering club competitions serious for 2013 and 2014. So we are on a steep learning curve. Here are couple of images I shot at an annual medieval event
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Gypsy Girl
« on: July 19, 2014, 04:34:26 AM »

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Re: Gypsy Girl
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2014, 06:42:25 AM »
the 2nd one is a nice composition, and the girl is looking straight in my soul.
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Re: Gypsy Girl
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2014, 08:11:38 AM »
I also prefer the second picture for the composition. Nicely done magnum.

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Re: Gypsy Girl
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2014, 08:26:40 AM »
I definitely prefer the first one.

Maybe if you had processed the second like the first I would have liked it more, due to the tighter composition and engaging eyes.
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Re: Gypsy Girl
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2014, 09:17:54 AM »
I definitely prefer the first one.

Maybe if you had processed the second like the first I would have liked it more, due to the tighter composition and engaging eyes.

I learnt on a portraiture course that you should try to get the hands in the shot as well if you can, otherwise they may seem 'cut off'. I think that would have helped in this picture ;) I often ask my subjects to change their pose accordingly.
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Re: Gypsy Girl
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2014, 09:57:15 AM »
Here are couple of images I shot at an annual medieval event
I prefer the first one, a matter of taste, I guess. Still learning as well.
The second is sharp and very engaging as previously mentioned. However, it is too busy for my taste. Way too much info and I am not sure what "part" of the lady captured your soul the most. I would use shallower depth of field and selective coloring to emphasize your soul capturer.
The first has more room to breathe and I am certain she is your subject being in her environment, and you convinced me that she is classy. My suggestion, use the same vibrance used on the second on the first (especially the face) and I would put it among my favourites.

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Re: Gypsy Girl
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2014, 10:34:47 AM »
I like the first one, esp for the natural color.  The second one appears over saturated/processed but it's still a good image.  I also agree that a wider aperture on the second shot would bring out/isolate the subject more.  As for cutting off hands, I'm no expert but my understanding is that once you're above the elbows, that rule no longer applies.  In the first picture I would have zoomed in slightly more but not much.  It's a great composition regardless.  Be careful about adhering to some portraiture rules too seriously.  Some times those rules really matter and other times no one will notice or care.  Every shot is different.

All in all, both pictures are very nice.  Keep up the good work!!
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Re: Gypsy Girl
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Re: Gypsy Girl
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2014, 11:07:07 AM »
Hi Magnum.
Nice work.
In the first one is nice the connection between the eyes and the bells but I get distracted by the jewel in the right corner. In the second I love the expression, composition and the energy of color but get distracted by the ¿feet? between the face and the golden grass, it is to shiny.
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Re: Gypsy Girl
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