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The Look

The Look
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Copyright: Ramdan Nain (Ramdan) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 688 W: 31 N: 1408] (5765)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-18
Categories: Experimental, Portrait
Camera: Pentax K10D, smc Pentax-DA 4-5.6 50-200mm ED
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/60 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2008-10-20 23:59
Viewed: 1794
Points: 36
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This is a close up shot of one of the model in my previous post.

I couldn’t write much about this since this is my experimental work on portrait. I had used CS3 for the PP to remove distracting spots on her face and to experiment the workflow for this kind of tone.

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To rewshearer: Thank a lotRamdan 1 10-21 23:18
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fuyoo cantik gambal kau ne adhan.. bagi sa ne sudah cukup bagus.. sa nda tau la kalau yg lain.. tapi dari mata sa perfect.. lawabah kenampakan lagi contact lens kelabu model keta ko ne.. sexy lagi cara dia pose tu.. buli tahan.. good one..


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2008-10-21 0:03]

Hi Ramdan...
Beautiful portrait with nice light...

Stunning portrait of a beautiful girl. Sharp, clear, good tones throughout and the composition works very well with her off-centre like that. The 'over the shoulder' glance is also effective. Good, strong image but I think there are people on TL who won't like you using pp works to remove spots ;-)

very nice portraits

lights are simply nice


Intriguing pose for a real natural beauty!
Dark tones of hair, dress and B/G are well balanced by her bright complexion and unbelievable glance.
Ciao, Antonella

Hello Ramdan,
it is an amazing portrait of beautiful girl here,
clarity and sharpnes are perfect indeed,
great detailes,
welldone and tfs,
warm regards,

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  • rigz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 162 W: 0 N: 82] (1091)
  • [2008-10-21 1:40]

Assalamuallaikum Ramdan,

Great shot of beautiful model. Tak tanya siapa nama dia ke...

Geoffrey Bin Ramji

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  • trekks Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1995 W: 141 N: 3390] (13665)
  • [2008-10-21 2:19]

Very nicely captured portrait with strong eye contact and sharpness, good light control without noticeable glare. I would prefer to see the natural face, this is perfect skin for commercial.

Good work, Ramdan.

tfs, bill

ooo...jadi beginilah kejadiannya selepas kerja keras menyoleknya, eh.

boleh menahan... Itu bibir ada iras2 A.Jolie tapi mata tatap Asian ba.

a very nice light control on your subject, Ndan.
another lovely over-the-shoulder pose.

itu Om bilang, GENIT bah!


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  • Adri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 26 N: 1877] (12221)
  • [2008-10-21 11:37]

Hello Ramdan,
An amzing portrait of a real BEAUTY !
Breathtaking eyes and lips.....
Wonderful PP-work; well done!

TFS and greetings from Netherland,


atuk atuk atuk moti, santik bogia. Nama dia ko ada tanya kan bos...heheheh, mana tau orang ranau.

Buli nampak itu PP yang ko buat, but it was good bah, so the subject looks nice and beautiful, that why we have CS3 software.

Good detail and sharpness. :)




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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2008-10-21 21:08]

Hi Ramdan. Very good close up of this gorgeous model. The eyes and lips really are in focus well. Good skin tones. Overall 10/10. TFS. Murray.

Assalammualaikum Ram,
Experimental you say!? :) You did well with this on your first "glitzy" open public assignment. You have her attention and she is giving you what we called the "Attitude Look" albeit mild.

You have thrown in just enough light the brighten her face for this kind of look without those "scoring" or spots of overexposure on her face. A good flash work is when it is bright enough to show detail and expression or definition, without making the flash so obvious.

Work and understand with the 60/4/200 and with time, your flash would be not just a tool to brighten things up but a tool to create the "feel" of the scene.


Not bad Ramdan. :)

I would look at different composition here, she is very centred in the frame - I think it would work better if she was placed more to the right hand side.

What was your light source? It looks like camera-mounted flash? Not ideal perhaps but the light here is ok, the skin highlights are not so harsh.

Good colour temp. Oh and a very beautiful model.


Hi boss,

lama tidak jumpa bah kan? very sharp bah portrait kau nih... nice smooth textured skin but still looking natural enough... satu ja sia mau komen, personally i think the skin tone is a bit too warm at least from my view on my screen. Excellent sharpness on the eyes with a little twinkle from the flash. Great job!


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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 624 W: 0 N: 993] (4864)
  • [2008-10-28 0:25]

Assalamualaikum Ramdan,
new look and you too new look in the intro.
exzcellent lighting with superbs sharpness.
the Bg is splendid.
wonderful portrait.


Gorgeous looking closeup portrait of this Beauty, Ramdan.
3 kisses from me, (to the lady, haha)
ps. Terima Kasih, Ramdan, for not yet uploading another picture.
Now I had the change to look one more time to this lovely face.
Give her my best regards, ok, ?

Wow! I like this picture so much! Congratulation! Excellent sharpeness, warm color tone and beautiful model.

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