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Copyright: Rew Shearer (rewshearer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5496 W: 444 N: 4351] (24649)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-04-26
Categories: Experimental, Portrait
Camera: Canon EOS 400D/Rebel XTi, Canon 50mm f/1.8 II, @ ISO 400
Exposure: f/1.8, 1/50 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): portraits, Gaya, Beautiful Portraits, A Portrait [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-05-20 2:45
Viewed: 2599
Points: 70
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Thank you, everyone who commented on - or viewed - the last shot of Gaya.

After a few establishing shots inside under the hot-lights, I then dragged Gaya outside and tried some shots in natural available light.

Sorry ... there's very little to say, here. We were very happy with the way the light worked here. As you can see, it was actually quite gloomy - the aperture is wide open and I'm using ISO 400, even so it was needed a 1/50s exposure.

lilimih33, dareco, Teresat, tnahari, Masroor, Fortuna, MLINES, japiey, mbrito, manujmehta, jusninasirun, WENEINEA has marked this note useful
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ThreadThread Starter Messages Updated
To WENEINEA: The goddess ...rewshearer 1 08-22 16:34
To doctabrez: Sultry ...rewshearer 1 08-07 12:32
To Rpoole5552: Luck?rewshearer 1 05-29 13:58
To EOSF1: Background ...rewshearer 1 05-27 17:44
To jusninasirun: The wallrewshearer 1 05-26 03:15
To manujmehta: Portrait ...rewshearer 2 05-23 00:49
To timtim: Fill flash ...rewshearer 1 05-21 22:33
To mbrito: Lightrewshearer 1 05-21 22:30
To japiey: More ...rewshearer 1 05-21 16:02
To MLINES: Sultry ...rewshearer 1 05-21 15:52
To Tenfold: Textures ...rewshearer 2 05-21 06:30
To gavindya: F/1.8 ...rewshearer 1 05-21 00:31
To Masroor: Expression ...rewshearer 1 05-20 17:31
To crisgotiny: Bokeh ...rewshearer 1 05-20 17:04
To tnahari: The dialogue ...rewshearer 1 05-20 16:58
To yanm: Flash ...rewshearer 1 05-20 16:51
To Jeruel: Bokeh ...rewshearer 1 05-20 16:39
To trekks: Lighting ...rewshearer 1 05-20 15:32
To jagroopsingh: Cheersrewshearer 1 05-20 14:00
To Fortuna: WSrewshearer 1 05-20 13:36
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hello rew

very nice shot,
great portrait
very nice focus and very good DOF,
good details and lighting

work of gaya is impressive


Hello Rew!
Another nice composition of a beautiful Gaya!
Perfect detail and clarity and nice colours!
Very good light!
Best regards!

hi Rew

Natural outdoor lighting to give a good skin tone and exposure for this nice portrait shot. The wall provides a good color backdrop. The background light seems just a bit high intensity but does not really spoil the portrait, perhaps a little level/curve adjustment can fix that.

tfs, bill

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  • dareco Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1672 W: 16 N: 832] (15528)
  • [2008-05-20 3:40]

A very beautiful portrait! The lighting is excellent. She has incredible eyes!! Have a great day!

Lovely! Nice skin tone and sharp image. I like also the nice creamy bokeh at the background.


Beautiful portrait. lighting works out fine in the foreground. Nice skin textures; especially on the shoulder. I agree with trekks about the background, though.



very beautiful shot of gaya good bokeh


Beautifull portrait Rew, great light and details,
very nice pose of your model...well done!



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  • yanm Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 818 W: 84 N: 1189] (10601)
  • [2008-05-20 7:03]
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it will be nicer if you give a fill in flash even it's outside rew. To overcome the bright light from the bg. She's gorgeous


Hi Rew
What's not to like
Cheers Pez

Hi Rew..great shot..very nice pose, beautifully composed. Perfect.


Hi Rew,

This is a great shot Rew. I love it. Very nice focus handling. A good idea, the wide aperture made this shot so beautiful. Amazing background made her outstanding. Great control of light and contrast. Very sharp eyes and face you could capture.
Again there is a hidden smile on her cheeks. Here eyes and eyebrow looks serious. She has a curious eyes. Maybe she is curious to know what can be your idea about her expression and pose! Good job. TFS!


Hiya Gaya.
You'r looking GOOD.!
Rew sets you in a lovely position, reall women like.
Good job Rew.

Hi Rew,

Lovely! and so is the photography, I was lost in the beautiful dark eyes for a moment. The overcast conditions have given a lovely soft light.



un rostro unico expresivo nativo te felicito

f/1.8 and 1/50 ? mmm Challenging to try :)
nice work with good hightlight in her face, focus and detail too.
nice shot my friend.


hi Rew
here again we can see the great outcome of the "dialog" between the beautiful model and your eyes (I mean...camera).
compliments to both of you

Hi Rew, This is a very sultry look you have captured well as this outdoor portrait. The DOF is very effective indeed. Very good work. TFS. Murray.

Hi Rew,

The Saga of the beautifull Gaya and her photographer has magical touches..
A well portrayed beauty..
Wishes for many more from the series...


Hi Rew
Another masterpiece with that soft light feel on the skin.
A very very sensous capture.

natural is good :)
your model is a kind of exotic beauty which is a value itself; in terms of light and composition you performed very well, too - TFS, regards - Tomasz

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  • timtim Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 934 W: 105 N: 608] (10187)
  • [2008-05-21 21:25]
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nice to see you getting outside
Image needs little more DOF and the BG is a bit light, prob needed Fill flash

Hello Rew,

She's very beautiful and your photo is excellent!
But I decided to do a WS and hope you don't mind.

on thursday

Hello Rew.

As usual, a very good portrait, I like very much the expression captured. TFS
Best regards,

Hi Rew
Wonderful portrait with a fantastic light capture. The eyes and lips has a soft beautiful shine, and all the face has a perfect light. Great face frame with the hair braking the strong clear b/g making a fantastic contrast.
Very good work.
My regards, mb
: later

hello Rew
a moody shot
wonderful expression
good placement and lighting for the shot
good skin tones

manuj mehta

Hi Rew,
The pose of Gaya is superb here. A unabashed pose of her well captured with excellent quality! Great one my friend!

Hello Rew. Gloomy weather makes beautiful portrait. Nice to see Gaya outside leaning against the wall (I think). Again, you have managed very pleasant skin tone. Very good work from what I felt shot against the strong back lighting. Well done and regards. Jusni

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2008-05-27 14:53]
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Hello Rew, you did a great portrait again with this beautiful model. The pose is very natural and I love the lighter background that makes the darker skin of Gaya to really stand out. Well done, thanks!


You've got to be the luckiest man on this site and you've got one understanding wife. The model is beautiful and you've captured her well. I always look forward to seeing your next post.

Best regards,


once again great the skin detail jumps out fantastic composition very pro and well done

She is beautiful and youy capture at right time.

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  • jepoy (98)
  • [2008-07-07 6:22]

hi rew,

nice composition. what i like in this photo is your concept.. a natural beauty..


Now thats sultry...
The raw Indian color...
Too good...

You succeeded in your fight against bad light. It seems evident that a kind of mythological passion gives power to your portaits of Gaļa, the goddess ! TFS

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  • Nesa Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 59 W: 56 N: 23] (439)
  • [2008-09-03 15:45]

Carismatic, Indian lady's can be so charming.

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  • what Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 111 W: 0 N: 11] (354)
  • [2012-09-10 11:06]

hi Rew,
very nice shot,
I like it...

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