White White Girl With A Black Black Soul ~ Black Crystal

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    My story is that I just got my very first dSLR not too long ago

    Over time I have made some progress in terms of sharpness but I still have much to learn, particularly when it comes to compo, lighting and bg.

    I still use live view, have to use manual focus because AF too slow in LV.

    This is Black Crystal, shes a pocket sunshine ;-)

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    C & C welcome, please be harsh as possible, I want to learn fast as possible.

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    1/160, f5.0, ISO 800, 50mm f/1.8

    Self criticism:
    #2 - got some kinda black thing sticking out of model's head ( damnit )
    #4 - shooting done in haste, should have paid more attention to bg compo

    Oh and I hate flash and I have undying love for ambient lighting.

    Sorry about the small pictures, got bigger ones here


    Artistic Side of Things

    I am mainly here for technical improvement but please allow me the opportunity to share a little bit about my actual work.

    All these photos that I posted all along are actually from my invention of an article that I hope can help us, through pictures and words, understand another person to a certain degree.

    The full article for Black Crystal is here -> Full Article

    See all the photos and the small written words in between them. Then in your mind, try to see the big picture and reconstruct an individual based on the combination of all of these emotions and impressions both visual and written. If what you have constructed in your mind is at least 20 % of the real person then my experimental article is on the right track. The "flair" section is like a small guideline to this process, maybe its kinda unethical to try to summarize another person in a word or two but I do it with utmost empathy I promise.

    I am grateful for any feedback at all at this artistic side of things too if possible because it is still experimental, any opinion or feedback at all in that department would progress the whole project further thank you =)


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    Well she IS beautiful .

    I love the first photo. It's a bit overexposed though.
    I love that my eyes are drawn to hers. However, it is a bit of a letdown that her eyes are quite black.
    A little colour would help there, although I am not sure how to achieve that other than using photoshop.

    It would seem the lighting varies in your other photos compared to the first, so I'd keep an eye on that
    also.
    My blog, containing a lot more photos:
    http://bjornvansteenbergen.blogspot.com

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    I can't critique 'cause I can't focus on anything past her wow factor of hotness.

    My damn.

    I pack two things wherever I go: A gun and a camera. You probably don't want to end up in front of either one.

    If you like me, like my facebook!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    Well she IS beautiful .

    I love the first photo. It's a bit overexposed though.
    I love that my eyes are drawn to hers. However, it is a bit of a letdown that her eyes are quite black.
    A little colour would help there, although I am not sure how to achieve that other than using photoshop.

    It would seem the lighting varies in your other photos compared to the first, so I'd keep an eye on that
    also.
    lol err ... colored contacts ? XD But hey ! asian eyes are suppose to be black right ?

    thank you very much, I shall be more careful about exposure & WB next time =)


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    I can't critique 'cause I can't focus on anything past her wow factor of hotness.

    My damn.

    lol thanks, I'd tell the model =P

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    Tell her my number is 828....
    I pack two things wherever I go: A gun and a camera. You probably don't want to end up in front of either one.

    If you like me, like my facebook!

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    Quote Originally Posted by konstantkarma View Post
    Tell her my number is 828....
    lol 828 ?? where you from mate ?

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    :P It's an American area code.
    I pack two things wherever I go: A gun and a camera. You probably don't want to end up in front of either one.

    If you like me, like my facebook!

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    Quote Originally Posted by konstantkarma View Post
    :P It's an American area code.
    oh cool =) I'm from Malaysia


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