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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-12
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DII, 85mm f/1.2 L
Exposure: f/2.8, 1/40 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-11-13 7:34
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[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Some people have personalities that show clearly in their faces. Mallory is an actress currently in a TV series in Los Angeles. She went to LA after graduating from NYU in Theatre Arts and got a job in two weeks!

We spent a day just having fun and taking photos. I have the impression that she will be very famous one day. As well as being so expressive she is one of the nicest young women I have ever met.

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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-11-13 7:51]
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Hi Roger

She has captivating eyes, which hasn't been clearly shown before in the full body shot. Good dof sharpness & soft diffused lighting. Tfs!

I like her shining eyes and the focus you got on them, Roger!

This is a lovely portrait from this charming young lady.
The skin tones are well shown and contrast to the BG is well kept.
Great job!

Thanks and regards,

As you say very expressive and full of life. Framing is good, direct eye contact makes for a strong image and the detail that is in there adds interest. Personally I would prefer a little more shadow to bring her nose out a little as it kind of fades in a little but that's nit picking at it's best. Good image as always Roger.


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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-11-13 11:02]

Hi Roger,
Stunning eyes of this beautiful blonde actress with such a sensitive smile!
I like the posture of the portrait in the frame, the empty space is helping the presentation.
Light is fantastic especially in her eyes!
Great portrait in color!

Francis Xavier

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  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2011-11-13 14:47]

Hi Roger,

Pretty woman with an engaging smile and such clear eyes!
Her expression is priceless!
Excellent composition, the eyes being the principal element of this portrait, they are in the good thirds for a maximum of impact.


Hi Roger:
Another stunning portrait in your gallery,This one is bursting with life..... Great capture and one of the best portraits on Tl in my opinion....... Thanks ........Roman:0)

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  • Teresat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3410 W: 96 N: 3821] (15934)
  • [2011-11-13 18:00]
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Olá roger
I know this beauty and singular face...she is very emphatic and interesting. She deserves the color because everything in her face is a joy of color and beauty- I like the way you have composed the portrait.
um abraço

Hi Roger, I bet that Mallory will do well playing young innocent and playful roles.. she has the quality for that.. the 85mm f/q.2L is a perfect portrait lens and this shot has no flows.... (I cannot say WOW, Nice , Awesome and so on..I just got suspended from critique ability for saying that hmmm) But you know that your work is superb. TFS

She has a gorgeous smile and even more gorgeous eyes !
Your job is great as a always.


Hi Roger

Although you've use f/2.8, but due to excellent point of focus, we can see both eyes in DOF with splendid details
Good colors, nice smile, and good BG
Best wishes

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  • Tomek Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1264 W: 44 N: 3160] (18766)
  • [2011-11-14 2:52]

Hi Roger!
This picture is just full of happiness, beautiful eyes and entire portrait shows as very natural young lady face. I like very much delicate light here.
Best wishes - Tom:)

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2011-11-14 6:13]

Hi Roger,

I think this shot demonstrates again, that subject matter IS important. A unique, pretty face (love the freckles) is something that can be appreciated by everyone. Nice framing and off-center placement, with perfect sharpness on the eyes.


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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2011-11-14 9:47]
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Hello Roger :)

Eyes first assemble the attention here, and then mouth the and hair.
I like the location of the face in the frame, because you got the perfect effect.
As usual splendid portrait in Your realization...I congratulate!

My best wishes.


I'm not big on portrait photograph myself and therefore do not consider myself an expert. Thats probably the reason why I shy away from critiquing portrait photographs.

However what I like about this is the DoF and the clarity of the eyes. The eyes are nice and sharp which I see is really important. The off centre positioning of the subject is good as well.

Nice work


Love that smile...like she is hiding something and a pretty woman also. Nicely framed with good use of the dof. Wonderful colors. Well done, tfs.

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  • Usaf Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 319 W: 87 N: 312] (2160)
  • [2011-11-18 15:42]

Hi Roger

yeah she has attractive eyes, which tells about her eagerness to get famous. wishing her one day she will. for the picture, beautiful light, well executed image.


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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2011-12-06 12:01]

Hi Roger,

Mallory has such a mischievous look going on here, you have caught it beautifully, lovely cropping on the face and beautifully sharp eyes....but I think Mallory should be credited with that one ;-) Beautiful shot.

Best wishes


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