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    Candid Profile

    Since I never pose any of my shots, these are hard to get. This one worked out just right (I think) at a family dinner.

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    Re: Candid Profile

    hmm. maybe a bit...oversharpened? theres some weird contrast/haloing between his fingers. the lighting makes it look like he's drenched in oil or something similar, which just makes it seem off to me.

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    Re: Candid Profile

    and he needs a shave

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    Re: Candid Profile

    Comes across as way too dark on my monitor.

    Shot is interesting but lack of detail is distracting.

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    Re: Candid Profile

    I think it's way over sharpened. Other than that it's not a bad photo.
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    Re: Candid Profile

    I agree with what everyone says except that I think it works.

    If I could change a thing it would be to crop away everything behind his ear and add that much space in front of him.
    No, I DON'T need that.

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    Re: Candid Profile

    I agree with MB1. I think the photo works well but, could use a slight change in crop. Not sure if I would add anymore in front of him but, I would definitely crop out behind the ear.
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    Re: Candid Profile

    Thank you all for the tips. I may be on a uphill battle with my B&W shots, since for some reason, contrasty and over-sharpened are the look I go for and like I will try the crop. (plus, I tried to work on the finger halo)

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    Re: Candid Profile

    It's intense, but I wonder if it's overly so? The contrast pops you in the mouth I mean. I'm not sure if I would have done anything different though.
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