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Two mono portraits (warning: one of them is a selfie)

Discussion in 'Appraisal Gallery' started by AdrianSadlier, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. AdrianSadlier

    AdrianSadlier Well-Known Member

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  2. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

    I like them both:)
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  3. El_Sid

    El_Sid Well-Known Member

    Not being a portraitist I tend not to comment on portraits but I do like these.

    My only critique is that I find the right hand side of the first is little shadow heavy while the left side a little bright, I feel the need for a slightly better balance...

  4. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    At this standard I guess that one has to be really 'picky' to make a constructive criticism. I like them but I find the square catchlights in the second disturbing. Once noticed they become centres of attention. The way that you use a full range of tones to represent the texture of skin and hair is perfect.
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  5. RovingMike

    RovingMike Crucifixion's a doddle...

    Agree. Also that the light from LHS is just a bit fierce.

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  6. PhilW

    PhilW Well-Known Member

    I'd get the key light 18 inches or more higher to make the nose shadows angle down a bit more. And (as always) I'd recommend adding in some front fill to lift the shadow density a tad (dial down the key to compensate of course)
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  7. AdrianSadlier

    AdrianSadlier Well-Known Member


    As ever, thanks for the feedback/ The shots were taken in 2014 so I didn't have a chance to take the advice on the lighting - I could only make changes in PP.

    Can't wait to get into the studio again.
  8. steveandthedogs

    steveandthedogs Well-Known Member

    I'm with Learning on these about the catchlights, but I do like them.

    Even if they are ugly buggers.


    ps sorry!
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