Okay, I've been working with this image for a while now, gotten some great feedback regarding it already, and I'd like to hear what you guys think...
ATTENTION FASHION GUYS -- if you have a moment, I'd especially like your thoughts on this one please...
First, the technical details: Contax 645, 80mm lens, f2.8 @ 1/4 on Kodak Portra 400NC film (rated at ISO 320)
Okay, here's a list of what's been found worth considering for next time, or improving on in post:
â€¢ Get more light into her face (as it happened, her raised leg ended up getting more light than the rest of her. We tried using a small vanity mirror aimed at her face to brighten it up, but to no avail, I think... I did brighten it a tad in post, though)
â€¢ More depth of field (her whole body should've been sharp here. You can see how her leg becomes slightly out of focus, and consequently, considering this was a fashion attempt, the shoes. As you can no doubt tell from the exposure details, light levels were low, and I probably should've popped a strobe or two here to bump up the ambient light.)
â€¢ Crop the windows in the background down some (which I already did -- is it enough though?)
â€¢ Remove the shadow on her shoulder, possibly the one near her eye
â€¢ Bump up the contrast a bit (which I did -- is it enough?)
â€¢ And the one thing above all others that bugs me the most -- I should've patted the corner of that bed spread down!! Grrrr.... That bed spread poking out the side of the image practically ruins the whole thing for me. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img] One of these days I keep telling myself I'll notice these details BEFORE I push that button. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]
There were a few other very minor things, but none that were detrimental to the image.
Well, like I said, I'd love to hear what the fashionistas have to say about it (especially since the pose I pretty much stole from an ad in a fashion magazine! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]). And of course, anyone else is welcome to comment too. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Thanks...