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    It's nice to see these black and whites automaton2. Although I like the funky coloured shots as an occasional effect, after seeing quite a few of them, you kind of wonder "what else can this photographer do". Also those coloured shots, although interesting were not very flattering to the model. If the intent was artsy portraits for your portfolio it works. But USUALLY if it's a portrait for the model, it should flatter the model which those shots did not really do.
    In terms of these shots - Here goes:

    The top and bottom shots are very good portraits - especially the top shot.

    The middle shot is my least favorite. There's really nothing going on there.

    The last shot is also a fun good portrait but it's not well exposed or not printed well (It's hard to tell as I can't see the neg/file) The tonal range of this shot should be extended for a better shot. It has too little contrast.
    Hope that wasn't too harsh!

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    Red face true critique

    thank you

    some people think that a nasty tempered analysis without helpfull remedy and sarcastic tone
    are what critiquing is

    your gentlemanly manner and fixative advice and feedback
    are well appreciated
    frankly rare

    will use b/w advice
    on next attempts

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    My pleasure to help automaton2!

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    Another very good critique by the Admin. Photo 1 is the best of this series in my opinion. It is a very powerfull shot. It really makes you wonder about the person's hard life. Photo 3 is a very cute shot and yes it needs much more contrast. On my computer it's pretty gray.

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    Well, number 2 and 3 for some reason do not show on my computer at all.
    In number one, you did a superbe job catching the mood, feelings, perhaps anguish of the model. It has great impact due to your choice of extreme close up as well, emphasizing the eyes and face.

    It seems that there is some postprocessing and stylization here but it is somewhat difficult to figure out for sure how much and that is a good thing as well.

    Great shot!

    Tegan

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    Wink thanks for your time

    temporarily abandoning heavy filters

    gone wild b/w and also new hdr
    heres some new b/w

    also will post hdrs














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    In general, I like these black and whites. Photo 1 is a gritty documentary style portrait with nice silvery tones. The angle is slightly unusual but I like it. It is my favourite of the 4 shots.

    Photo 2 is has some purplish tones in the forehead, beard and background on my monitor. It is still a decent portrait but I would have liked to have seen more beard and no purple.

    Photo 3 is a nice statue shot, but I wonder why you would post it with 3 portraits.

    Photo 4 is interesting but I wonder what you were trying to acheive with it.

    I certainly like the fact that you seem to be experimenting, as it's the best way to find your style.

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    Wink i concur

    your critiques are spot on

    i keep forgetting to mode change to mono

    the statue was in the series i was editing at the time

    heres another sighting
    wait till you see my premono phase

    http://www.dphoto.us/forumphotos/sho...00&ppuser=2866

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