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Late afternoon at home. Now we moved into the open sun. This time we used the posterboard to shield the sunlight from hitting the subject directly, while keeping the beautiful lighting on the background plants. With the light blocked from her face, we were able to get nice open-eyed shots again.
© Fran Klaas
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Patrick J. Whalen     Hi Fran, really nice portrait, great use of the reflector.

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12/20/2003 9:42:42 AM

Leonard Pierce
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/31/2001

Excellent portrait and explanation, Fran!! Thank you for sharing your technique.

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12/20/2003 4:54:14 PM

Fran Klaas  

Wow! Comments from real people! Thanks so much for taking the time. Understanding and using light effectively is my long-standing weak point, thus it's where I need to be focusing. Thanks, Pat and Len, for the encouragement.

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12/21/2003 8:09:41 AM

Jeffrey M. Hayward  

suberbly composed/balanced photo, beautiful subject.

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12/30/2003 8:11:01 AM


I stink at lighting. Thank you so much for the tip. I love the portrait. Portraits are my favorite...people are great to photograph.

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12/30/2003 4:34:23 PM

Steve A. Stephens  

I think the only thing I would change would be to change from a horizontal format to a vertical otherwords turn your camera 90 deg.s..I've told my students that people are standing or sitting in a vertical turn the camera 90 degs...other than that a lovely shot with excellent lighting...

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1/2/2004 8:42:15 PM

Melissa B. Helms  

very lovely. love the backgroud, very flattering lighting on her face too. nice job.

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1/6/2004 11:17:04 AM

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