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Started Feb 12, 2014 | Photos thread
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Re: leaf and woman
In reply to Mr.NoFlash, Feb 12, 2014

Mr.NoFlash wrote:

Good bold colours.

But I am not sure about the expression: it's not really smiling and not really neutral or relaxed.

A bit like the startled look of a deer caught in headlights, and this is accentuated by the fact that you have the reflection of the flash right in the middle of the pupil.  That looks strange.  Having a catchlight in an eye is a wonderful thing for portraits : it makes the eyes come alive.  But the catchlight should prefereably be in the iris or over iris and white, not in the pupil (at least not completely.

Off-camera flash is great to achieve this.

Even with only on-camera flash, you can still direct it sideways and have it reflect back off a reflector (or even a large white board).

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