Portrait Photography Photo Critique
la beaute' de porcelaine
by Charlotte Palmateer
Category: Portrait Photography
Canon EOS 50D
Lens: Telephoto: 50-200mm
Exposure time: 1/400 ,
Description: Looking for a European Mag. type look,
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
Very pretty girl. And I love the lighting on her face. It does have an old Europe kind of feel
I think a darker or less light on the background would draw more attention to the face more and resemble a period portrait. I also think the composition could be a little tighter. I would crop from the top bottom and left side. Give more focus to the face.
Focus is right on.
The combination of camera, exposure and speed work out nicely.
The color is muted which I like because it gives a European feel. Lighting is simple which reminds me of some European paintings.
Depth of Field is fine. I would have also tried a f4 and f2.8.
Overall, I think you've got the feel you were going for. Good job.
How to improve your photo
I think you have the feel you were going for, but I would have chosen a different darker background and darkened beneath her collar on her coat. Like the collar if I didn't know it was attached to a coat.
Also, if you know of a stylist who would like to exchange photos for services, I think that always helps to make a more fashionable photograph. If that was what you were going for.
Overall, I think you're in the right direction. Keep Shooting!
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