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Blue Eyes
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Album name:AlanJohnPhoto / People in my camera
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:Canon 85mm f1.8
Shutter Speed:1/160
Editing Performed:none
File Size:213 KB
Date added:Nov 02, 2013
Dimensions:667 x 1000 pixels
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George  [Nov 03, 2013 at 01:49 PM]
No expertise in this type of photography Alan so my comments may well be meaningless
Gorgeous BIG blue eyes indeed.
At first I thought the shadow on the right side of the model's face was a tad off putting, but the more I look the less obtrusive it seems, especially as it does not fall over her right eye (luck or skilful pose )
A nice shot, well done.
AlanJohnPhoto  [Nov 03, 2013 at 04:44 PM]
It was a deliberate pose. She was a great model who responded to direction. I was trying to play down her face in order to emphasise the blue of her eyes
JOHN  [Nov 03, 2013 at 05:33 PM]
The blue in her eyes has come through nicely, I was just wondering if the lighting strength could be increased to make the pupils smaller, therefore making the iris larger, or is this just not a consideration when taking portraits?
A pretty good photo, perhaps I will give it a try.
alanuk  [Nov 04, 2013 at 01:02 PM]
I've got no skills in this area so can't really add anything meaningful as a comment. However, I could see this being used to advertise some women's beauty aids in a weekend glossy.
AlanJohnPhoto  [Nov 04, 2013 at 02:16 PM]
The psychology of portraiture is to have large pupils. The human brain reacts to larger pupils in a positive way. when someone who likes you, looks at you their pupils enlarge. The brain picks up on this and it produces a positive reaction. This is why portrait photographers like to use flash rather than high powered constant lighting.
Photojunkie  [Nov 04, 2013 at 11:09 PM]
Like it Alan, I have no skill at all but am trying to compare it to what we learnt in window dressing college when I was young. We lit all the sets and different bits of our mannequin models etc and apart from the human element missing, it's kind of the same thing. I've heard that too about the eyes - larger pupils are more attractive. I think it's a fab shot, your lighting is gorgeous (but it always is though!) For me what detracts from her lovely eyes is her lipstick, it's a bit overwhelming and looks wrong. Either have bare lips or matt black lipstick (not gloss and without a reflection?), her eyeliner could have been much thinner so that it did not bleed into her pupils and the black shadow on her eyeball - it looks like it's more black than blue? Plus her tube top looks too 'pulled in' along the top edge. - lol - It cuts the profile of her right breast in half and makes it look odd? I think it would have looked more natural with a straighter' breast profile? - Heh does that make sense? Hope you don't mind how I see stuff, I think your portraits are lovely and wish I could do them!