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Copyright: Helen Overmire (Helen9466) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 15 W: 0 N: 61] (966)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2007-09
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): UrFaust's favorite portraits [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-02-06 10:59
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Favorites: 3 [view]
Points: 72
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This is one of my favorite portrait shots. This is Megan who is only 11 years old but a real beauty already. Shot with my usual set up of one strobe with softbox and reflector. Canon 60mm 2.8 lens on 40D body.

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Hello Helen
another great portrait Your pretty nice, excellent sharpness and light, great pose, beautiful eyes, great work...

Bonjour Helen,
Megan est en effet très belle et le portrait est d'une très grande qualité!
Beau travail!

Beautiful image and lovely model .I like this image very much.

VERY clear complexion for her age...did you do any PP work or is she normally a very healthy person as well...You are super at portrait work...very impressive..
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Classic Art. More than Beautiful.

Hallo Helen,
sehr schönes Portrait. Sehr gute Schärfe und die Auswahl der B/G Töne war eine tolle Idee. Ausgezeichnete Qualität in deinen Fotos. Gratuliere!


Hi Helen,
So good to see you here.
Beautiful shot as always from you. Focus is top notch, tones are wonderful and make a beautiful B&W photo. Love those eyes! Very nice hand placement. Composed very well.
Nice shooting Helen!

Another lovely one, Helen - she has exceptionally clear eyes and amazing skin! Was there any post processing done on the shot, or is it straight from the camera? Even on one so young I would expect to see more texture, so perhaps it was make-up?

Lighting is very good, the main light + reflector have done a great job.


Great portrait of a little beauty. Eye contact is magnificent. Light is soft and skin tones are just great. Thanks for sharing, Helen! Great job!


Great work Helen, beautiful tones and lighting.


Hi Helen
really very nice face of girl in a super B W photo.
Really good
ciao Lucio


She is stunning! Very beautiful portrait and I can see how it is one of your favorites. Her eyes are magnificent as is her entire expression.

It's a beautiful black and white.

tfs, LIsa

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  • matos Silver Star Critiquer [C: 30 W: 3 N: 6] (258)
  • [2008-02-06 13:42]

This one is perfect! The model is indeed beautifull, and lighting and composition are just wonderfull.



Hi Helen,

Lovely portrait, beautiful eyes and she will break many hearts.


Amazing portrait - really professional quality. Superb sharpness and lighting.


Wow, what an amazing job with the lighting in this image. I would be interested to know what strobe was used and some details about the soft box. This is really impressive work. TFS

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  • witek1 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 108 W: 0 N: 46] (1384)
  • [2008-02-06 17:24]

Ale pieknie zrobione.
Pozdrawiam Witek

Hi dear friend,
welcome on TL!
Wonderful first 3 postings.
Seems you are a gifted photographer.
Lovely portrait with fine details.
She is very beautiful and you knew to point this out.
All my congrats! Looking forward for the following ones.
Best wishes,
:) soon

Hello Helen,

Wonderful BW portrait, the girls is very beautiful. Amazing clarity, contrast, color tones, POV, all in all impressive shot. Congratulations!

Kind regards,

Great portrait, excellent light and sharpness, great b&w pp!!!

excellent portrait, very sharp and detail. i love the eye.

innocent face
beautiful eyes
great pose

Hello Helen!
Very beautiful girl and perfect quality of this picture!
Lovely poratrait!!!
The light is great here!
Best regards!

Wow... she is sooo gorgeous and so pure!
You have an excellent capture here Helen. And here I also love the convertion to B/W.
Very good work indeed!


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  • BLR Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 90 W: 1 N: 143] (601)
  • [2008-02-10 22:38]

I recall being best friends with the 'model' in the school when I was a little girl, it was always the eyes that make the model ... imo.

And you're right, 11 and already gorgeous ... and again, the beauty gains its strength in her eyes ... what colour are they? blue or gray?

This image is very well done because the contrast isn't too strong ... people tend to over-contrast their images when displayed in b/w ... but here the image has a soft effect due to the low(er) use of contrast/brightness. TFS,


Hi again Helen,
I wish I have your skill for portraits! This is beautiful! This little model is just lovely and the picture has great texture and composition. This is superb with good use of B&W!

What a nice portrait... Love the compo with the vertical hair going along the left border. Perfect focus and great lighting, which accounts for a very soft atmosphere.

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  • WTS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 231 W: 52 N: 275] (1434)
  • [2008-03-12 18:38]

Helen she has intriguing eyes. what color are they?
Nothing I can say that has not been mentioned already.
As your intro says you are passionate about portrait's and it shows in your work.

Wauw, what a great picture!
It's a beautiful girl and a nice, natural pose!
Very well done!

Wow! all your pictures an this site are excellent.

I love this portrait. beutiful girl. her eyes are amaizing.

Un portrait impeccable. Les tons, la pose, l'éclairage....mais surtout l'âme.

This is a very impressive portrait to me.
The eyes of this girl are communicating: sadness, curiosity,
intelligence , beauty and ingenuity with a touch of humor.
Photo technic is more than perfect.
Thank you for posting your artwork in TL.


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  • Marko Silver Note Writer [C: 4 W: 0 N: 10] (112)
  • [2008-06-13 11:52]

Hi Helen,
You have a wonderful eye for framing and that’s why I particularly love this shot. The B&W tones are lovely and the eyes are just electric – truly wonderful. Well done you.
Regards Marko.

Lovely portrait, I like the soft touch...

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  • Rusty1 (79)
  • [2009-01-19 11:32]

Hi Helen

Stunning portrait. Face very sharp and in focus and great lighting. The way it is cropped also works very well with the hair being used to frame the photo. I hope some of my portrait shots come out as good as this one :)


Megan and megan's portrait is soso beautiful and a GREAT FRAME,
all the best, BRAVO HELEN.

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