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Love this headshot of my sis
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specialized666 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
She's the beautiest and sweetest girl in the world what i have saw in my life :love: :kiss: :)
mrmd53 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer must be in the genes!!
hcamposnetto Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
Wow !! photo, colors, and beautiful girl!
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for the kind words!
hcamposnetto Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
Dear, tanks for you !! ;)
wildfotog Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2011
This is a very nice picture. I like it very much. I'm going to critique one small thing. I hope you don't mind.
She is a very pretty girl. The background is appealing. All of the colors make a nice setting. Your sister (name?Fire?) looks great in this pose. The light in her hair. Her eyes slight little upturn is compelling. And you caught the "catch-light" in her eyes. [link] The slight smile is very charming. The exposed shoulder on the right with flowing hair on the left is classic sexy, but not too over done. Classic beauty!
One little thing. This looks a little underexposed to me. May I suggest opening this picture in PS and going to Enhance/Adjust Lighting/Levels. There are two sliders which are used to adjust (light) input levels. Slide the top right (white) slider towards the left and watch the screen. Just a little. You decide if you like it better one way or the other.

I would like to see a similar picture, but in the light of a Colorado sunset. The golden hour! [link](photography)

Nice job!
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much! I always appreciate the critique. My sister's name is Kristi. :) I really want to brighten up her face more than I already have, which was a considerable amount due to the harsh sun that day. I think you're right that this is one of those shots that would have been so much better during that magic hour you speak of.. but then again, the light on the flowers in the background might not have been so vibrant.. hmm.. Perhaps I will open this image again in PS and play around with it some more, like you said. I just recently got CS3, and am a first time PS user so I'm still learning. I wonder if there is a way to just brighten the face? Either way, thanks for the feedback!
wildfotog Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2011
Yes, there is many ways to do what you ask. PS has many ways to do the same thing. One way is to find your selection tool, select only the area you want to adjust, for example her face, and adjust only her face.
In this picture, it's kind of ironic that it lacks a little light. Could have used a reflector there :D
Looking at your camera data, I would have personally done it slightly different. Since it was a bright sunny day, I would have lowered ISO to 100 or less if possible with given camera. Shutter speed would have been lowered to around 1/125. Somewhere in there. This would have allowed for hand held shot and would have allowed more light. And one other thing I would have done, is taken several shots in both portrait and landscape. I usually crop portraits in portrait, not in landscape, if that makes sense. But this is just my preference, unless something else in the picture deserves some attention.
I have to get going, but I will respond with more detail later. If you have any questions about PS, I would be glad to help. I'm not an expert, but I do know some things.
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2011  Professional Photographer
That is very helpful! Sorry for responding so late, things got really hectic
all of a sudden. But thank you for the constructive criticism, I really need
it to get better. I'm still trying to figure out the technical side of things, I
read books and magazines constantly but I find myself frustrated when I
can't pick up the camera and take the image exactly as I see it. I'm sure it
will eventually become second nature, as far as settings go, but right now
it's not. I find myself tempted to shoot in Program mode because it does
so much of that for you. But I should probably use portrait and landscape
more, I tend to only use AP, TV and Program. I'd love to get good enough
to shoot Manual but that will be a while. I'm also making the switch from
JPEG to RAW which is a bit daunting but I need to do it to improve my images.

As far as photoshop goes, my main thing that I'm trying to figure out is how
to batch edit, and experiment with the Adobe Raw plug in. It is so complex
and technical, so I've been reading Photoshop CS3 for Dummies and it's
helpful but doesn't answer all my questions. I guess it's just a learning

Thanks as always for your help! I hope you are doing well!
RawPoetry Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that is one beautiful lady! :wow:
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Professional Photographer
She definitely is! :)
Marmonica Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
Thank you!! :)
Dani-the-Naiad Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011  Professional Photographer
She definitely is!! :)
Scearezt Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
Beauty ^^
skyeconnelly Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
She is!
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August 22, 2011
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Shutter Speed
1/500 second
Focal Length
55 mm
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Date Taken
Aug 15, 2011, 12:52:03 PM
Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh