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Making my first steps in the portrait world. Made this shot a few weeks ago but had some doubts posting it. Please if you have any tips on using light or other tips to improve please tell me.
This shot was taken with one backlight and a sb600 flash fill in.

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    • # Monika

      The little gipsy girl... she`s got an irresistable smile! You are such a perfectionist! You still have doubts???? I find it perfect... the backlight gives a sunset feeling... Looks great!

      2008.06.09 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Zhia C",)

      this is beautiful.. . im an amateur, so im clueless with lights and things.. but this portrait is superb. u did a good job.. . c",)

      2008.06.08 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tim

      all I can say is that the light is amazing, it makes it a wonderful portrait in my opinion

      2008.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lisa

      I think it's a beautiful portrait. I love her expression and the backlight. :)

      2008.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Mario Jean

      I don't really have studio knowledge at all.
      All I can say is that in this shot, I think that the backlight and the black background look really great, but I feel the flash is a little too «hard».

      2008.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Photolar10©

      Nice composition and colors.
      If you're into portraits, should consider getting lights other than flash!
      Then, suddenly you are not photo amateur anymore ;)

      2008.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Tom

      Wow beautiful portrait, very good capture, love the lighting

      2008.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Maria

      I'm not qualified to give you any tips, but what I do know is that this is an excellent portrait. Everything about it is simply lovely. The dark background and the light in her hair is exquisite. The detail of her face, scarf is so great that I feel like she is right in front of me. Truly beautiful work. :)

      2008.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Lynda

      I have no real understanding about lighting and portraits, but I do know what I like??and I like this . This is a beautiful portrait.

      2008.06.07 Edited Reply Cancel

    • # Jacki

      I agree.... this is a fabulous shot!! I love black background with her hair lit up.... the outfit and pose are perfect.... love it!!!

      2008.06.06 Edited Reply Cancel