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Shooting a friend of mine at the LA Arboretum. Using just available light.

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2)Turns out her lipstick choice matched the paint trim perfectly. What are the odds?


3)Sunlight bouncing in through a couple windows.

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Nice series. Number three is my choice.
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Thanks. I'm just following tradition here by putting the (perceived) better shot last.
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A few more
4)Peek-a-Boo


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6) An IR shot 590nm
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Way too much whites of the eyes in all of them except for the blue dress one. In fact in the third image it looks like she is blind as there is not and of her iris showing.


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Unfortunately I see what Benji saw. I think in some of these if she was looking more towards the camera, with just her eyes, they would be better images. The third one does look more spooky because of just the bright eye. The first one and 2nd one make me really wonder what she is looking at that is more important or interesting than the camera (not that all good portraits have someone looking at the camera), but I think in the first if she was looking at us it would be very nice image.

Still, the rest of it is pretty well done to me. I tend to like the 1st and 3rd, minus already mentioned stuff. Good pose to me and color/lighting, so good job...
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Nice captures.
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This is making the best of whatever location is available.
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Way too much whites of the eyes in all of them except for the blue dress one. In fact in the third image it looks like she is blind as there is not and of her iris showing.


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In life, isn't this what we hope for? An attractive person that we can gaze upon longer because they are not looking at us? In the shot I think you are referring to (she has the same blue dress in every shot) you still have one eye obscured, but the viewer is "caught".
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Unfortunately I see what Benji saw. I think in some of these if she was looking more towards the camera, with just her eyes, they would be better images.
Maybe, but then they'd also look like millions and millions of other portraits.

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The third one does look more spooky because of just the bright eye.
It does kind of zombify the shot. I'm OK with that.

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The first one and 2nd one make me really wonder what she is looking at that is more important or interesting than the camera (not that all good portraits have someone looking at the camera), but I think in the first if she was looking at us it would be very nice image.
I've seen cameras, they aren't all that interesting to look at.

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Still, the rest of it is pretty well done to me. I tend to like the 1st and 3rd, minus already mentioned stuff. Good pose to me and color/lighting, so good job...
Glad you like some of the elements.


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