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Dark Lips

Dark Lips
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Copyright: Alfredo Garcia (agarcia) Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 18 W: 18 N: 24] (134)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2003-12
Categories: Daily Life
Camera: Nikon F601, AF Micro Nikkor 105, Fuji Sensia 100
Exposure: f/6.0, 1/125 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes (Fill) Flash: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Faces and expressions!, Beautiful Black and White, Studio, Special portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2004-04-01 7:08
Viewed: 13703
Favorites: 12 [view]
Points: 67
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Since TrekLense has a relaxed TOS terms that its bigger brother (TE), I’ve decide to post some of my studio picture here. I was dying of doing so!!! Those pics were taking dust into my portfolio ;-)

This one belongs to a series taken during a “serious” studio session (make up, lightning, even a real model!). It was the last lesson of my photographic training past year. I used color slides for the session, though I decided to transform them into B/W, using manly the red channel. That explains her dark lips appeal :-)

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  • zto Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Workshop Editor/Silver Note Writer [C: 916 W: 122 N: 24] (14)
  • [2004-04-01 7:25]
  • [3] [+]

Please, please post more of these shots. I love it! Your focus on the eyes is spot on and the narow DoF has made the eyes really stand out. I would have wished for the eye brows to b e a bit sharper/stand out a bit more as well but this shot is great. The kind of potraits i want to take, only my friends refuse to cooperate with me.

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  • Gael (83)
  • [2004-04-01 8:48]
  • [3]

I love the purity of the lines in this shot. Zto you forget the lips :-)

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  • manny Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 502 W: 24 N: 1499] (12033)
  • [2004-04-01 10:35]
  • [3]

GREAT portrait. I like it a lot. Sotness, colors composition. Simply superb. A favorite!

Excelent Alferdo, what more to say :)

ALfredo, penso que falar em Portugues será mais simple e o mesmo se aplica a ti no que respeita a falar Espanhol comigo!
Benvindo ao TL, e PARABENS por esta fotografia lindíssima em tudo! A expressão da modelo está fantástica, sensual, rebelde e as luz no rosto da modelo dá-lhe muito brilho! Gosto dos olhar iluminado e devorador! O P&B foi uma excelente escolha!

First of all, this is a very attractive lady. I've never done this sort of professional style portrait before, but I have learnt that with the use of correct lighting angles, the skin should appear quite white, and I think you have achieved this very well. The luminescense on your lips is great.

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  • piozac Silver Star Critiquer [C: 10 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-04-01 16:36]
  • [3]

Great shot Alfredo. I like contrast here! And cropping is also very good.
By the way, this girl is pretty one.
I like it. Good job!

Stunning composition, Alfredo. there is a bit of digital distortion on the lips and in the hair, but the photo remains outstanding. the soft focus in areas really adds a nice touch!

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  • nsk (172)
  • [2004-04-02 10:53]
  • [2]

its a very beautifull portrait, great composition the sharpness hence evry thing is superb.

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  • AJMOA (133)
  • [2004-04-03 6:04]
  • [3]

Bom trabalho.
Bela expressão e luz.

Very Beautiful studio shot! Great lighting.
Nice closed up shot, very nice job here.

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2004-07-17 8:53]
  • [2]

This is fabulous work Alfredo.

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  • Mrgud Gold Star Critiquer [C: 127 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2004-09-26 18:27]

Can you give me the name of model? :))))

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  • Arusem Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 146 W: 39 N: 0] (11)
  • [2004-11-02 14:44]
  • [2]

Very nicely composed.

I like how you've gotten in close on this particular image.

Great series of photographs.

  • Good 
  • afoni Silver Star Critiquer [C: 34 W: 0 N: 0] (1719)
  • [2005-02-12 4:49]
  • [2]

Portrait+Black&White+Good light+Beautifull model+(a litlle bit photographer"joke")=PHOTOGRAPH
Thanks for your share...

  • Good 
  • tinman Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 417 W: 8 N: 221] (1622)
  • [2005-03-08 21:21]

I would have liked to have the chin in the shot. Also would have preferred a say F8 to sharpen a little further on the ears. I agree with a bit a digital dissortion in places, but overall I say this is a great attempt. Well done

  • Great 
  • DAM Gold Star Critiquer [C: 513 W: 67 N: 268] (1110)
  • [2005-04-30 5:02]

ALfredo this is a very beautiful and well refined photo. I would have liked to see her chin as well, but the focus is well on her eyes. Out of the four photos you have in your series this is my favourite one. Good job.


Absolutely gorgeous shot! Fantastic! Stunning!

Very nice. I like the closeness and the shallow DOF. The eyes are beautifully sharp and the lips to die for. I assume the skin texture is probably from a bit of PP, but it looks beautiful. Excellent capture!

Great sharpness and nice cropping. The DOF looks effective....very god work.

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  • samr Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 506 W: 31 N: 401] (3329)
  • [2005-10-01 19:50]

Nice B&W work. Composition, Exposure and contrast are great. Very attractive and eye catching shot. TFS, Sam

extremeley good work. Kindly share more of them as it will help us understanding the light and shade. If possible share the color ones so that we can find out how they look amazingly.

great job nice girl

Beautiful photo, what a suggestive look.
Thanks for sharing.

Excellent composition, light and a beau-u-tiful, practically perfect face!

very good picture . I think B&W makes it more attractive.

hi good photo, nice tone b-w and constrast, good light sharp is good but sharp is haire is so strongly, i like this photo
and nice models:) regards

Perfect women... very good eyes :)

Très beau portait,
Beau visage, tons parfait et cadrage parfait.

Salutation Bernard L.

Excvelente foto me impresiono

absolutely excellent effort
The series is stunning!

Welcome to TL

A beautiful Latin featured face, and an excellent composition in twin colors.

I have consumed all my points of the day, otherwise I would have given 2 points for this.


Perfect shot

Directly to my favorites

thanks for sharing it


WOW...wonderful portarit. B&W, softness...well done here. :) Vandana


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  • CCJWay (65)
  • [2009-01-01 0:48]

Lovely composition. Crisp clear image and excellent depth of field, catch lights positioning good. What lens did you use to capture this portrait?

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