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Old November 27th, 2009, 12:22 PM
Freddy Oropeza Freddy Oropeza is offline
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Hi All

Here's one of my latest


and a brief explanation of the set up here

http://freddyoropeza.com/blog/?p=295
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Old November 27th, 2009, 03:30 PM
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I like the lighting and the face. but what do the hands add? I think the picture is far stronger without them!
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Old December 3rd, 2009, 06:19 PM
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I'm not entirely happy with the crop I've got, so I'll definitely give a closer cropping a shot.

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Old December 3rd, 2009, 06:35 PM
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Hi Freddy,

I generally would want to frame a person as I would like to deliver the image. For landscapes and most artistic projects I like an extra margin so I can refine the crop. I want to be able to think about all the components and how they might be ranked. So it's unusual for me to want to crop my own pictures of people in the ruthless way I am proposing here.

Most everyone here knows that I think a lot about cropping of street scenes, landscape and the like. I don't remember when I wanted a hemi-corporectomy, in a portrait, LOL! That's exactly what I'd suggest here. The hands are such a major distraction and let-down compared to how well you have imaged the face.

I'd crop exactly below the waistcoat, (vest in the USA), button so as to release the full power of you perfectly worthy portrait. Then it does earn the title, "Mood and Drama"!

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Old February 17th, 2010, 12:43 PM
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Great face, good lighting.
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