Noël Bonné  

Georgine by Noël Bonné

January 2022 - Georgine

About the Image(s)

A simple studio portrait, single light source,
no crop - only black point set
Canon FF, 50mm, 1/125, Iso 200, ⨍8

7 comments posted

Angela Bonner   Angela Bonner
How sad this lady looks!!!
I like the subtle lighting and it is lovely and sharp.
I think I would have liked a bit more separation at the top as her hair is lost in the shadow but otherwise a great portrait, well done.   Posted: 01/02/2022 10:00:19
Noël Bonné   Noël Bonné
maybe a bit back light would help here   Posted: 01/14/2022 03:48:32

Cheryl Dubois   Cheryl Dubois
I feel this 2/3 portrait view and the fact that you used short lighting is flattering to your subject. For me, I would like to see a softer transition edge between the light and shadow. Perhaps a white poster or foam board on the camera right side held close to the subject would reflect/bounce some of the light back to the shadow side and soften your transition edge. I find the catchlights in her eyes, from your light source to be lovely and the aperture you chose looks right to my eye.   Posted: 01/02/2022 14:03:50

Stephen Levitas   Stephen Levitas
(Group 32)
This is a well-done portrait, making use of the single light source to shadow one side.
Have you tried shooting this model with deeper shadows on her face, going as far as introducing a Rembrandt Triangle under the shadow side eye. If so, please show us your results. Thanks.   Posted: 01/05/2022 23:44:58
Noël Bonné   Noël Bonné
Was more focussed to bring here state of mind into the picture, something to pay attention next time, also previous comments, thanks anyway   Posted: 01/14/2022 03:50:51

Randall Gusdorf   Randall Gusdorf
Noël, I like the crop and lighting. you captured the emotion of sad quite well. The only suggestion I have would be to tone down the highlights on her upper body as then her face would become the main area highlight for us to view and really concentrate on her facial expression.   Posted: 01/06/2022 08:03:21

Janet McLaughlin   Janet McLaughlin
Great portrait that captures a lot of emotion in your subject. She seems so sad. I like the stark contrast!   Posted: 01/12/2022 20:53:51


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