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Lady In Scarf

Lady In Scarf
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Copyright: Agoes SK (wieyos) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1094 W: 43 N: 2059] (9118)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-07-24
Categories: Friends/Family
Camera: Pentax K20D, PENTAX SMC DA 18-55MM F/3.5-5.6 AL II
Exposure: f/9.5, 1/180 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-11-08 19:22
Viewed: 1821
Points: 20
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Toying with studio lightings ~ a headlight, a fill-in and a backlit.

The dark part at the bottom was unintentional when the fill-in was not fully charged at the time of firing. It’s a good lesson for me.

And the result renders a more mysterious look of Ani in a ‘kain sarong’ with a floral motif, a traditional Malay cloth for ladies.

Thanking you in advance for viewing and your kind words.

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To rewshearer: Thankswieyos 1 11-08 21:19
To brunorsantana: Thankswieyos 1 11-08 19:26
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Olá, Agoes!!!

How are you doing, my friend?
Nice portrait. Good focus, framing, colors and light.
Congratulations and TFS!

Best regards,

I think you did a good job here Agoes, the lighting is nicely balanced overall.

Some unwanted shadows on her face - if you look closely you will see a triangular shadow under her left eye (our right) and another strong-edged shadow by her cheek. There is also a shadow visible under her nose. I am being very picky here, but these are details to watch out for.

I am guessing those shadows were cast by the overhead light - perhaps if you soften it, or move it further away, the shadows cast will disappear.

The black at the bottom is the shutter of the camera opening or closing at the time the flash went! This becomes more of a risk as shutter speeds get faster, which is why I usually shoot at 1/125s in a studio setting.

If you slow the shutter to 1/125s and open the aperture to perhaps f/7.1 you will also be able to reduce the ISO to around 200 for a better result.

Please tell your model she is beautiful and did a wonderful job!


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  • basma2 (0)
  • [2009-11-08 21:43]

Bonjour Agoes.
Beau portrait bien cadré et mise en valeur par un bon cadrage.
Bonne journée.

Beautiful portrait! Her scarf is very nice. And she is beautiful! Very nice placemment of the woman in the frame. Well done. Sothy

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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-08 22:50]

Hi Agoes...
Nice portrait with so nice light...
Nice colors...

hello Agoes
hope you are doing fine
great portrait, love the smile and her expression. good pp work
like the light management here. good sharp details and warm light

Manuj Mehta

Hello Agoes! Amazing woman, wonderful face, excellent eyes, nice smile. Perfect capture. Wonderful portrait. Well done!

i like very much this portrait,

nice portrait, thanks

dd, ile de la Réunion

HI Agoes..nice portrait...the light is perfect..nice details...well composed.


Hi Agoes,
It is good to see you exploring other genres. As someone who is clueless regarding portraits and studio lighting, I am very impressed. Good techniques, your model is sweet and beautiful. Best regards

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