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Copyright: Arman Taylo (psyce) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 265 W: 25 N: 207] (2856)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-09-07
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/80 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-09-07 4:00
Viewed: 2418
Points: 66
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Her name is Shazel.... she is a communications student here in Manila.. I particularly liked her distinct look since she looks more of somebody from Pesia than a Filipina. I requested her if I can take several photos of her and she agreed to do it... The time of the shoot it was raining again with a little soft light coming from the sun. I took advantage of it and went on with the shoot. I went for a 35mm focal length since she doesn,t seem to mind me being close to her and she seems to be relaxed. PP is sharpening, brightness and contrast, curves.

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Hi Arman...
Beautiful portrait with so nice light...

Hello Arman,

Excellent portrait of this pretty young girl!
The colors are great and lighting/contrast/sharpness are perfect!
Congratulations and TFS

Great portrait with natural lighting

Hello Arman

You need to be careful, you might end up becoming a Fashion Photographer. You have that natural talent. nice work, Good eye.

Your friend

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  • tafal Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 78] (1052)
  • [2009-09-07 6:31]
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Hi Arman.
very good work.
excellent portrait.
perfect light and colors.

love your portraits man. keep'em coming! Tfs


Hi Arman...I love the shot but am distracted by the oversharpening of the eyes.....please try to just sharpen the iris and try a little less...when you sharpen the sclera (white part) it gets very distracting.


A caught full of class, I love everything, the lighting is superbe.




Lovely capture, great color nice details.

Very beautiful portrait Arman, and a very beautiful model. The light is very nice and very subtle. I have to agree with Roger though .. I'm not really a fan of what you've done with her eyes .. it just looks too unnatural. Just my opinion of course :)
still, a lovely shot

Hello Arman,
Look at the eyes,look at the expression on her face.
Look at her pose.
A prize winning picture.
A very well exposed and composed image.

Hi Arman,

a beautiful portrait of a beautiful girl. I liked the focus and contrast over here. a good experiment with combination of good light and sharpness.


Beautiful pic

Hi Arman,
Wonderful shot of this pretty young girl.
The colors and lighting makes one perfect portrait.
Perfect work.

Best regards,

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-09-07 11:18]
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Hello Arman,

Excellent portrait of the young girl.
Good sharpness, details and colors.
Wonderfull shot.
Have a good week.

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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-09-07 11:51]
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Superbe portrait Arman,the way of her face expression is amazing.


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-09-07 12:41]
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HI Arman,
Great portrait with nice light, colours, DoF and model....Great shot. TFS

35mm can be risky because you run the chance of distortion, particularly at close range - they usually recommend 85mm or longer for head shots!

But in this case it worked!

Colours, levels, and location are all very good.

Excellent job!

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  • b021 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 80 W: 0 N: 48] (1184)
  • [2009-09-07 15:30]
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Hi Arman,
Awesome shot...nice portrait


Hi Arman,
Great portrait of a beautiful woman.
i really love her eyes and smile you've caught.
Colors and light are great.
say hello to her :)


Très beau portrait mettant superbement en valeur ce regard profond et ce charmant sourire.

good shot, composition, framing, sharpness, expression, excellent portrait, hugs

nice portrait shot. I would have not thought that this was done only by natural light. TFS!

Hello Arman,

Great photo. You have a good eye for faces. Great use of colour and contrast.


This is the kind of work that truly deserves the Portrait of the Month award. Truly one of a kind. Lovely perspective and capture of the mystery in her eyes. Wow!



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  • ramon Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 294 W: 39 N: 824] (4058)
  • [2009-09-12 4:07]
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Very well executed portrait Arman, the soft lighting and shadows
is just beautiful. The tight framing works well. Galing Sir...


HI Arman beautiful short with beautiful details and very nice metering well

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2009-09-22 18:55]
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Hi Arman,
a very lovely portrait and excellent sharpness.
The colours contrast is very lovely and brilliant light.


Galing sir. Ganda ng details. TFS

the light is supurb.. well done

Hello (again) Arman,
This portrait conveys a lot of mystery. There is the look of your model, of course, but also the overall colours and textures, that are both dark and harmonious (I'm thinking in particular of the veil your model is wearing and the background textures: a lovely graphic combination).
TFS & kind regards,

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2010-02-10 15:12]

hi Arman,
beautiful portrait.Beautiful light and colours.Perfect clarity.Tfs.Necla.

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  • aly Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 42 W: 0 N: 23] (305)
  • [2010-04-04 13:47]

Divine is good title for this photo


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