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Posted by
Anita (West Nottingham, Pennsylvania, United States) on 11 February 2011 in People & Portrait.

I received many excellent and helpful suggestions to yesterday's post. THANK YOU all!!!!!!
Most of the suggestions I will use next time I take portrait photos.
For now, I have incorporated the suggestion to enlarge the left eye and slightly narrow the face using Liquify filter. This is my first attempt with this filter.
Again, thank you all for your invaluable input. That is how I improve!

NIKON D300 1/30 second F/4.8 ISO 800 50 mm


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Manuel Hompanera from La Robla, Spain

Buena luz,bonito retrato y a seguir en ello.

11 Feb 2011 12:13pm

@Manuel Hompanera: Gracias, Manuel. Seguire con los retratos de mis amigas.

Marcie from United States

I started here..and looked back at the first version to see the changes you made. WOW! Fantastic improvement. And such subtle slight adjustments that change the whole thing. Really great!

11 Feb 2011 12:35pm

@Marcie: Thanks for commenting. I was a bit nervous about putting one of my portraits out there knowing some of its flaws. But, the online photo world is most kind and helpful. I'm glad I did.

Lilly from La Ménitré, France

As Marcie, I saw first this portrait.. Very good job !!

11 Feb 2011 2:35pm

@Lilly: Thank you, Lily.

karla from Omaha, United States

Nice work on the changes! I like this portrait. It shows personality--she looks as if she is warmly welcoming the onlooker to her space. I think that says a lot about the photographer, as well.

11 Feb 2011 3:35pm

@karla: Thank you for your kind words, Karla. Margaret is a warmly welcoming person. :-)

Don from Spokane, United States

A fine portrait with impressive skin tones and coloring. I hoped she liked this fine shot.

11 Feb 2011 4:24pm

@Don: Thank you, Don. Yes, she did like it!

PShorten from West Chester, United States

Wow, what a difference you made with Photoshop!

11 Feb 2011 4:58pm

@PShorten: Indeed!

Dan Creighton from Pottstown, United States

Great job Anita. Good to see you learning new features and challenging yourself with new techniques.

11 Feb 2011 10:32pm

@Dan Creighton: Thank you, Dan. I appreciate your help. I've learned many new photoshop techniques from you!

Mirjam from Kyiv, Ukraine

It's interesting to follow your new skills and learn from them. So big changes with so little changes.

13 Feb 2011 7:41am

Wild Mustang Photography from Carlisle, Massachusetts, United States

Very nice portrait! Beautiful light and color! Nice to learn new skills!!!

19 Feb 2011 2:55pm

1/30 second
ISO 800
50 mm