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B&W Beauty

B&W Beauty
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Copyright: Matej Zmiric (M4tej) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 212 W: 28 N: 82] (781)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2005-09-05
Categories: Friends/Family, Portrait
Camera: Canon Powershot Pro 1
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): 70 points or more !, My Favourites [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2005-09-06 11:27
Viewed: 4311
Favorites: 4 [view]
Points: 88
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Another one portrait of my sister.
Im just crop right part of photo and convert in B/W in Photoshop.
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uciol bym troche z samego dolu , a poza tym super zdjecie bardzo mi sie podoba :D

Hi MAtej,
Very nice portrait! Very good composition with your sister to the right. The eye movement flows very well from the light source at the left to your sister on the right. The tones look good, too. Well done!

For now, in the beginning, cropping is okay. But, if you want to become very good at composition, you must practice "full frame" (no cropping), it's the only way to practice to visualize how you would want the final composition to look.

Beautiful portrati M4tej, really. The perfect light and the shadow in the right side, well done. She is a pretty girl, and she looks as you, too. Very well composed, you have talent...obviously coming from parents photographers!!!

WOW, Matej, I am speechless!!! This is a beautiful portrait of your sister and a very nice follow-up to your post of yesterday. I like the B&W conversion on this one because it adds to your sister's expression of a seriousness. The pose is excellent and you have captured quite an expression on her face with her hair in her face. I like her necklace as well. She is quite a good model and you seem to be working well together. This looks very professional. Excellent!!!

Hello Matej.
You have chance to have an obeying model. For framing the photograph is well, which it misses a little it is contrast, less gray, more white and of black.
I would also say to you that the photograph in B&W is not easy to realize, your mother is a champion in this field.
Thus as a whole the photograph is good.

Hi Matej,
excellent! This will be the only word ;))
Very well done!

Nice work!! You really are showing so much of skill behind the camera. In my opinion you might have cropped a bit too much off the right but still everything else of the picture is just right! Well done.

Nice work. Especially the shadows and the ligting from the left. I guess that the expression on her face makes the shot. Nicely done.

that´s a beautiful portait, bw is really good and i love your crop!the light is great and her expression really strong...nice work!

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-09-06 17:22]

Great expression. B

I love this photo so much, Matej! I would be very proud to take one like this myself! Perfect composition, great light, good B&W, great pose from the model. Excellent!!!!

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  • Soph Gold Star Critiquer [C: 206 W: 0 N: 89] (726)
  • [2005-09-07 1:37]

Hi Matej,
Fantastic photo! The space here gives a great energy as well as the cropping and your sister's expression. I wouldnt change anything about this photo, I love it.
Veryy nice

Strong, very strong. You are getting better and better.
You managed to sustain the dynamic "color" range while converting to B&W, which means that you have managed the light very well in the color version. Good job! Next time just try to sharpen her eyes and/or lips, portraits looks much better that way.
Congratulations again!


Hello Matej ;))
Yes, I left Tl, but that doesn't mean that I won't be coming back when I can to check on your progress!! I really like your photos Matej and I am not saying this because you are a kid, but because it is the truth :))))
This is a great portrait actually. Very well composed with that extra space on the left and you've captured your sister's expression so well. Excellent work Matej.


PS: I will answer your message today... Check it out later ;)

Bonjour Matej, très bon cadrage, de plus tu dispose d'un excellent modèle.

M4tej, you're on the right way to be a pro. portrait photographer!! This one's beautiful... I love the composition!! guess why!!?? :)))) Your sister Hanna seems angry! :)) but you cought it in the right moment! TfS, pal!

Hi Matej !
A beautiful portrait of your sister !
I like the fact she is not centered. I like the fact you chose the B&W. I like her expression to you and your camera pretending to be bored by your will to take shots of her at any minute.
The look is strong.
Great work, Matej !

Hello Matej, this is a very nice bw portrait. She looks so serious, it's a good mood, and you captured it quite well. You do very well, keep on the good work. I wish my sons would do like you and follow their mother's foot steps in photography :)

I would add a bit of contrast here and reduce the luminosity to give it more drama. Lucky you to have a willing sister model.

Good shades on the bg.

Very well seen. Take care, Yan

P.S. I did a workshop to show you what I mean. Let me know what you think.
P.P.S.: I did another ws and this time I reduced the noise through Neat Image.

Ah... Matej!! what a beautiful portrait of your sister you made. Because you are not only taking a photograph to her.. you're showing her emotions and inner world through the image. And that's one of the most difficult things to do.

Ps. I made a ws for you. HOpe you like it :)

You are becoming quite professional with your photograpy. I love the crop.

Hi Mattej,
Another great shot of your sister.
Good chioce of B&W and very nice composition. It's good you didn't put her right in the middle. It's also intersting the way you left part of her "out of the frame".
Very very nice work.

you know, I run out of green smileys again :(((

But I have "this" smile for you :)))))

Du talent à revendre pour un photographe de ton age......tres impressionnant...

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  • Yogi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 92 W: 7 N: 33] (237)
  • [2005-09-14 15:28]

Hi Matej.

Even so young you have bright future in art, I'm sure.
Really awesome photo, crop and b/w work!

Lijep pozdrav!

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  • edie Gold Star Critiquer [C: 659 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2005-09-15 17:25]

Lovely portrait Matej,I like a lot this grey tone and her impressive look,congrats to you and the model too.

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  • NINIX Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 249 W: 128 N: 530] (6690)
  • [2005-09-19 3:37]

Hi Matej,

Very good job. Keep shooting my friend it realy looks prommissing.


Beautiful portrait wiht a perfect light.

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  • green Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 176 W: 77 N: 209] (2434)
  • [2005-10-09 14:32]
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Hi Matej,

I'm certainly impressed by your sense of the composition. I've started photography when I was about your age but I was really far from what you've achieved here. I'm saying it again, fantastic composition. The exposure is spot on and lighting fantastic. I'm sure your sister must be quite proud of the portrait you've made of her.
Well done Matej.

Hi Matej,
you did a great job with this portrait. And your sister is a good model.

beautiful portrait nice choise with the BW really works with this image like how you have positioned your sister to one side of the canvas too



u sure u r just 12?talent!
bo g.

I wish I had such a beautifull sister, when I was your age.
I wish I had your photo-abilities when I was your age.
Great shot,

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-10-21 2:27]

Great portrait and great work. Nice cropping - artistic and expressive. Excellent work Matej.

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  • Quark Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 1314 W: 11 N: 29] (66)
  • [2005-10-29 14:05]

You have a great model with your sister, this is very, very nice composed, the expression is beautiful, good shot !

very nice b/w well composed and light very good, you have a good future in photography,

Hi Matej,
Your sister is gorgeous and you managed a wonderful portrait of her. Very professional! Is she a model to be? Anyway, I like your work!

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  • wck Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 697 W: 36 N: 423] (3851)
  • [2005-11-03 0:26]

Great work Mataj. Very well composition! Great job.


Hi Matej.
Great portrait with beautiful, soft bw tones...

Great shot Matej.

Excellent crop.


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  • e_g Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 34 W: 1 N: 21] (1127)
  • [2005-11-20 15:09]

This is what I call a portrait! Simple, strong and with a feeling! BTW, Hanna is a great model, isn't she?

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  • dada Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 896 W: 46 N: 382] (6560)
  • [2005-12-28 14:50]
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wow! great crop, very original perspective

what I love here is the light in the background which makes an interesting "game" with the light on your sister's face, they seems communicating, aren't they?:)

btw, she is VERY beautiful:))

take care!

Awesome portrait!
you have a lot of talent!
I really like the way you crop the picture and the tones of grey.
Nice expression you catch there!

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  • Ejla Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 289 W: 13 N: 137] (2488)
  • [2006-01-19 11:35]
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Nakon evo duge kolone komentara i moja malenkost ti želi odati priznanje, ne samo za ovaj krasan portret, već i za ostale fotografije u tvojoj galeriji! :D

You rock little man!

Keep on shooting and sharring with us.

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  • pemi71 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 501 W: 13 N: 58] (2673)
  • [2007-06-14 10:09]

Zdravo Matej ,
Jedna veoma lepa i uspela slika ,sa tehnicke strane nemam nikakvih zamerki ,odlican crop ,izbor B&W (the B&W give it a great feeling..)
A o izrazavanju tvoje sestre..prava glumica ,lepa devojka sa snaznim pogledom koji govori mnogo...
a da , moj favorit!
Bravo i pozdrav!


Excellent portrait...
Great expression...
Odavno nijesam vidio tako dobar portret...

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-03-08 9:26]

Hello Matej, that's a very well done portrait with a very clever crop, a great technique and very good use of the B&W. THanks,


Excellent portrait, I like her natural look, very nice lighting and a great intense look. If you cropped this picture then you did it in very good taste.

Great Eye, great model :)


  • Fortuna Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 3811 W: 2520 N: 16] (72)
  • [2010-03-22 13:53]

Hello Matej,

Excellent portrait of a pretty young girl.
Excellent choice of B&W, lighting and position of the model.
Congratulations and TFS

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