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WesMal

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Took this shot with light behind her, give me your thoughts please...Wes
 

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No expert here in portraits- however, you have hit it with the exposure.
Well done!
 

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She has a beautiful smile. If I were to have a crit it would be that you could have had a reflector to bounce a bit of that sunlight back onto her face. Other than that, well done.
 

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She has a beautiful smile. If I were to have a crit it would be that you could have had a reflector to bounce a bit of that sunlight back onto her face. Other than that, well done.
I’ll try that, thanks

No expert here in portraits- however, you have hit it with the exposure.
Well done!
Thank you!
 

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Very nice. My son and DIL, are in the process of adopting 4 siblings they've been caring for as fosters for the last 2 years. I have struggled getting the light right on them as their coloring ranges from deep ebony to lighter shades of chocolate. Getting the rich colors to come through is tough because of the way light is absorbed.

IMO the exposure on the young lady is very nearly on the mark for her shin coloring. As Roger mentioned using a reflector to move some light in on her might help, not so much to add to her exposure, but to decrease the dynamic range between her and the background.

I might also do a little whitening on the teeth, so there isn't such a disparity between them and her eyes, but be wary of going to much.
 

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Well, done. I agree with Roger, just a bit of reflected light, but you did a great job.
 

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Well, done. I agree with Roger, just a bit of reflected light, but you did a great job.
Thanks...

Very nice. My son and DIL, are in the process of adopting 4 siblings they've been caring for as fosters for the last 2 years. I have struggled getting the light right on them as their coloring ranges from deep ebony to lighter shades of chocolate. Getting the rich colors to come through is tough because of the way light is absorbed.

IMO the exposure on the young lady is very nearly on the mark for her shin coloring. As Roger mentioned using a reflector to move some light in on her might help, not so much to add to her exposure, but to decrease the dynamic range between her and the background.

I might also do a little whitening on the teeth, so there isn't such a disparity between them and her eyes, but be wary of going to much.
Thanks for your advice...
 
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