Suby & Sins House

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photoblog image "Soni Kuri" (Beautiful Girl) #2

"Soni Kuri" (Beautiful Girl) #2

Suby In the House

A little test, what is the test? You let me know.

Wow thanks guys for all your comments yesterday. Now thats why I love shutterchance.com, people are always ready to give their honest veiws & feedback on your posts.

Love you guys who visit
Love you guys who take the time to write down your thoughts
Love you guys who bother to ensure thoughts & feedbacks are always genuine and honest.
You are all these reasons, I have continued to grow in my quest for world domination(oops sorry, growth as a prosumer)
For that, all I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking the time to  visit my humble blog.

So what you waiting for? Get typing :)

Current Read - "Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers by Martin Evening".
 
Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

"Soni Kuri" (Beautiful Girl) #2

Suby In the House

A little test, what is the test? You let me know.

Wow thanks guys for all your comments yesterday. Now thats why I love shutterchance.com, people are always ready to give their honest veiws & feedback on your posts.

Love you guys who visit
Love you guys who take the time to write down your thoughts
Love you guys who bother to ensure thoughts & feedbacks are always genuine and honest.
You are all these reasons, I have continued to grow in my quest for world domination(oops sorry, growth as a prosumer)
For that, all I can say is THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for taking the time to  visit my humble blog.

So what you waiting for? Get typing :)

Current Read - "Adobe Photoshop CS2 for Photographers by Martin Evening".
 
Words and photography by Suby

"Ars longa, vita brevis."

comments (23)

Best portrait suby has ever taken!!!
Suby & Sinem: Wow, coming from the Alakija Man, the Subster can die happy now. smile
Thanks bro.
Suby
P.s
Where is your post for today????
  • Denosha
  • Singapore
  • 4 Jul 2006, 03:11
Whoa.. waaaay too much shadows and they aren't flattering at all (they make her features look bigger than they really are). I suppose this was taken in the evening on a relatively bright/cloudless day? It's not exactly the best light to shoot outdoor portraits. Some fill flash or a reflector would have been good.
Suby & Sinem: Huge Sigh, where should the Subster start? smile Okay be eloquent and nice Suby.

1. Shadows are just as I want the shot to be. Why? As I said yesterday, she has an air of mystery which I wanted to capture hence the look.
2. Yes this was taken in the evening on relative bright dark cloudless day, as the sun was setting, I had all the lighting concentrated on the right of her face, So why did I not move her so that the sun was hence on the front of her face I hear you ask? BECAUSE of the backdrop, in the garden I was stood, this was the most flattering backdrop, it was either this or the washing or the fence. Naa, the shrub won.
3.So why not use fill in flash. Firstly for those don't know what fill in flash is? - A technique that combines flash illumination, and natural light -- often used to fill in detail on a portrait which is back lit, or lit through poor ambient light - Well I used the "fill in flash" on an earlier shot and was not happy with the outcome, so I angled my flash lightly to get the slightly dark mysterious tones for the look I WANTED.
4. Yes it was not the best light to shoot outdoors but as usual I had 2 choices
a. Continue to shoot indoors
b. Move outdoors and get some different shots.
Why did I not use a reflector? Well I would have if I had one with me, as I pointed out yesterday, had my camera, my lenses and my flash ONLY, and this actually was how I wanted the shot to look smile

Now place huge smile here smile I DO ADMIT the lighting is not the best it can be, however as I say, with what you have at your disposal, one has to ALWAYS LEARN TO MAKE IT WORK FOR YOU.

Suby
P.s
Isn't the Subster a slimy one, he actually fights his corner tooth and nail, then he does a 360 degree at the end and finally admits "lighting ain't the best" smile
  • Azhar
  • India
  • 4 Jul 2006, 03:19
I couldn't agree more with Denosha,
especially on the flash! Definately better than yesterday for sure, but this girl really doesn't want you to have a GREAT GREAT SHOT! (or above) does he grin
GREAT SHOT!!! I'm not a fan or portraits anyways meh.
School's closed today!
Suby & Sinem: See my rersponse to Denosha bro smile
Suby

AZHARS response to my COMMENTS here cracked me up and I just had to SHARE it with you guys;
"Looked like lame excuses to me bro, I use them alot too grin
Understnad some of the points but meh I dson't want to hear the argument, all I want is an impressive photo : kapeesh."
  • Alicia
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2006, 04:38
Lovely portrait. She has a great smile and the photo has an authentic flavor. Is the charm glued to her head? It looks like it may be umcomfortable.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Alicia, she has a "Bindi"(hope I spelt that right) and since it's something Indian women tend to wear all the time, I doubt it is uncomfortable to them smile

Suby
  • timmybomb
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • 4 Jul 2006, 05:48
Dude, she looked a lot better yesterday. The others have mentioned lighting, so I won't go there. But what's with the perspective? Crouch down man, she's shorter than you think. Looking down on her like this makes her nose look way bigger than it really is. I'm afraid you did not do her justice this time mate.
Suby & Sinem: Now I soo TOTALLY disagree with the suggestion that I should have crouched down even more here. I wanted her looking slightly up at me and me looking slightly down at her. I am sorry but if every time I wanted to take a portrait I have to follow the set conventions on lighting and composition and framing, I really do not think my photographs would have anything different from Joe Blogs who just opens a photography book and starts to follow the "rules".

Now for me, this is how her nose looks, it is all subjective to the viewer if it's too big or too small. I see a very well proportioned nose to her face, you definitely see something different.

Just to clarify, I always take images form all feasible angles and lighting, So I do have a shot that ticks all the boxes, but you know what? TO ME IT'S A BORING SHOT.

Suby.
P.s
See my response to Denosha about lighting.
P.p.s
I REALLY REALLY LOVE these discussions, I WANT MORE smile I really love reading the honest feedback from you guys.
P.p.p.s
Even though I may defend my posts, please please please do not ever think I do not actually learn from what is written, this for me is the ONLY way for the Subster to learn, I really appreciate those who take their time to comment smile
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2006, 08:24
Completely with timmybomb and Denosha on this one. It's very unflattering with respect to her nose (and especially because it's the part of her face which has the most light on it).

Crouch down, take a couple of steps back, and use a longer focal length. The last two will help to make the background less distinct. And maybe turning round to try and get her against a darker background wouldn't go amiss too.

Don't understand Jide's comment, I'm sure I've seen better from you.

Sorry this sounds harsh Suby.
Suby & Sinem: The lighting I do agree is not the best it could have been. However I think we will agree to disagree on the angle from which the shot was taken smile

Nope it don't sound harsh, I would dislike it if the only comments I ever got was how much everyone likes my pictures and how perfect they always where. I post to get really constructive positive or negative feedback, if it means people telling me my images suck, please LAY IT ON, makes it a lot sweeter getting it right and forcing that person to say, wow you definitely got it right now smile
Suby
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2006, 08:24
Meant to add - it's a lot easy to me to say, than it is to do it smile
  • E Etomi
  • Nigeria
  • 4 Jul 2006, 09:34
The shadows work for me.
Suby & Sinem: They work for me too, but you know these perfectionists smile
Suby
  • Idefix
  • Germany
  • 4 Jul 2006, 11:06
ok, as a photograph I like it, I see what you tried to do and I think you achieved it. As a woman I am not so keen, if you took a photo of me that way I'd not be totally thrilled. I don't know about this girl, but she has stunningly beautiful eyes which are hidden somewhat in the shadow, she has startlingly white beautiful even teeth, but the picture makes them look large. You lit up her nose and the perspective makes it look less flattering.

What I am trying to say is that you took a great photograph, but not one that makes her look as beatiful as she could look. So this is still a great photograph, but women want their beauty captured on a picture as well as their inner values...

While I'm at it ... request for some lovely shots of handsome men please ;-)
Suby & Sinem: Thanks for that honest feedback girl. Now I cannot argue with you on that smile As to the "handsome men" well everyting O whip out the camera they all run fi cover, what to do?

Okay i will dig deep into the archives and see if I can rustle up one just for you smile

Suby
  • micki
  • 4 Jul 2006, 12:01
She is a beautiful girl and the pose (chosen either by her or you) is very nice. Her eyes are what it's all about, if only they were just a little more lit up. You might have had to use a reflector instead of turning her into the direct light, it looks like it was rather sunny out. Maybe not too sunny, though, there are no blown highlights in her hair. Is this the only shot you took?

You do seem to surround yourself with a lot a beautiful women. It must be your most charming personality!!
Suby & Sinem: If only there was more light, if only I had a reflector, if only.... smile

Oh well still got a lovely shot smile

Suby
  • faustina
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2006, 12:08
lovely. I love her jewlwery - very beautiful.

Also, thank you for giving your honest opinion!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Faustina, you always welcome smile
Suby
Lovely, her smile draws you in!
Suby & Sinem: Thanks craig, please do visit again smile
  • tbyte12
  • United States
  • 4 Jul 2006, 15:40
Couldn't agree more with Azhar and timmybomb's comments. I understand what you are trying to achieve here (doing the unconventional) but unfortunately it just did not work. Too much is going on with the picture - shadows, shadows and more shadows . Maybe you should take timmybombs suggestion and crouch down a bit while taking the pic 9to minimise the shadows) and prove to us that you were right all along. I am afraid you have given blog members too many excuses here to forgive you ever so gently smile
Suby & Sinem: Oh Sister, Ahhh, my harshest critic visits smile On the lighting bit, I knew this was not the most perfect I could get this shot, but still decided to post. However, I do tend to disagree on the crouching down a bit more. I wanted this shot framed in exactly this was and I do prefer it to the other shots where I indeed crouched down smile
  • andy
  • Pembrokeshire, Wales
  • 4 Jul 2006, 16:32
I really like this. I can accept the various omments noted by others, but the beautiful smile wins it for me.
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Andy, Okay hope you will like 100% subsequent posts in Suby & Sin's House smile
Suby
  • BeakerSt
  • shutterchance
  • 4 Jul 2006, 16:50
Sorry Suby, I concur with previous comments as it has made her look like she has large features. Not sure if this is a lens choice or just the angle. She is pretty but yesterday worked a lot better imho, yesterday she looked smokey and alluring.

I know you like it, I know it's exactly what you want...so maybe you should change the ShMood to green? wink
Suby & Sinem: What Simon, the Subter go green and miss the opportunity of wondeful folks going postal on me? NEVER. The Subster always goes RED baby. smile

Hey thats why I post to get comments like these. I live for times like these. Thanks Bro smile
Suby
  • GeckoZ
  • Singapore
  • 4 Jul 2006, 17:09
Bro! The angle of this shot is unique i would say, but at the same time it looks weird to me too. Perhaps zooming out a little would be more ideal?
Suby & Sinem: Thanks Gecko, oh well you cannot please all of the people all of the time. Number1 is happy (Me) so me happy at image smile

Thanks for the comments though. Please do visit again and always let it rip smile
Suby
  • andres
  • Chile
  • 4 Jul 2006, 18:53
nice photo. i'm happy that my photo make you laught
Suby & Sinem: You are welcome andres, glad you like this shot smile
Suby
  • tetsu
  • Japan
  • 4 Jul 2006, 19:04
Wow!!! Her smile seems to be able to resolve all problems. smile
  • chinny
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 4 Jul 2006, 20:42
Rilly kool- she pretty-lovely eyes and smile! the kinda pic that makes you happy.x
Wow, nice portrait of a beutiful girl. The black hair, big eyes and a smile with bright white tooth. smile
Now you have an excuse to buy that 5D so you don't have to change lensessmile I agree with Paul maybe a different lens would have made this angle work.
  • Laurie
  • United States
  • 5 Jul 2006, 22:48
I think she is such a lovely woman. It's a fair portrait. Maybe you used a bit too wide of an angle at close range, but her features are a little out of balance. Her eyes are gorgeous!
check out that jewellery! smile love it smile i get my jewellery from an indian shop in attercliffe, in sheffield.

i think this portrait is a little unflattering, the hair looks gorgeous, but this is a truly beautiful woman and the shadows on the face detract from her innate beauty. imo of course, as always wink

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