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Women's World

Postby sar0417 » Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:06 pm

Hi all,

Would be grateful for any advice on this, the photo doesnt do it as much justice but I must have taken over 10 and this was the best I could get :)
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Re: Women's World

Postby anthony » Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:42 pm

the over-all composition is good. Colour components are pleasing with each other. Some light direction and dimension would help. I like the feel of this image, but maybe more detail within the forground objects and in the mirror. The intentionality is strong - the title helps with this. Perhaps you could make the image itself indicate the title without needing help- that would intensify the intentionality.
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Re: Women's World

Postby sar0417 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:19 am

Thank you :)
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Re: Women's World

Postby Gary Dee » Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:00 am

If the mirror is going to reflect the 'chair'?, it needs to be turned at an angle. The 'feet' of the mirror are at the same level. This just doesn't jive with the angle. More light on the right (our right) side (or absence of shadow) would also help.
I hope that helps. :)
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Re: Women's World

Postby sar0417 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:02 pm

Yep ok. thank you :)
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Re: Women's World

Postby MiChelleAngella » Sun Mar 28, 2010 2:20 pm

I like the colors in this, and the composition itself..
I'm thinking the mirror reflection might not be correct, but I wouldn't be able to give advice about that area- [since I myself have troubles with what goes in a reflection of a mirror.. unless I have a reference pic to go by].
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Re: Women's World

Postby sar0417 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:51 pm

Thank you. My first attempt on a mirror. Just a learning curve this one was. Ill follow the advice given to see how I can improve it. Thanks peeps.
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Re: Women's World

Postby Gary Dee » Mon Mar 29, 2010 3:05 pm

I'm sorry, Sar. I meant to say the legs of the 'mirror' for the shading instead of the chair.
Legs of the 'chair' probably sounded confusing. My bad. :roll:
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Re: Women's World

Postby sar0417 » Tue Mar 30, 2010 1:36 am

:D no problem. I will attempt to improve the detail of the legs too. Thanks
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Re: Women's World

Postby captainduh » Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:48 pm

As far as taking a photo of the work, nothing beats natural sunlight. Try to take the painting outside and place the painting in light when it is slightly cloudy. If it a clear day then you can place the painting in shade and you should still get enough even light to snap the photo. If sunlight is problem where you live then place a white sheet over a light source to diffuse the light and then snap a photo. Never use a flash.You should be able to emulate even light that way.Then to get people to get a good look at the painting, you should crop the borders so nothing around the painting interferes with the viewing.
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