I don't usually do portraits as I have not a ***** clue how to do them. This is a photoshopped image from a night to celebrate the end of class and the retirement of this lady. She has been the most fabulous French teacher over umpteen years... one of life's born teachers. Her name is Joy and that is the perfect name for her - she radiates joy.
Thanks to Bridget and Maggi if I have got anything right with this! Any hints gratefully received - I can see some things I should improve,
She looks a lovely woman, good for her!!! I think her eyes are wonderful, they look as though she has laughed well and often! Only thing I 'd have done is backed off a wee bit to include the entire hand with the glass. Nice shot kiddo, (your younger than me)...well done.
~In His Love~ Maggi D For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. Romans 1:16
Thanks Bridget - as it was PSed I put a couple of gradients across as I can't find any other tool in my inventory to soften it slightly around the edges. I have obviously done too much - I will try easing off. Viv
I think you have a great start there, Viv! Photographing people always makes me nervous along with my being photographed,...LOL I must have issues! She has a very kind and open face! Lovely portrait! Daenna
Lovely portrait, Viv. You've really captured her sparkle and I like the softness you have while keeping her lovely eyes. She has a great smile. To be honest, I'd get rid of the hand and glass altogether (it takes the eye away from her) and crop to balance it all up. Am impressed that you'd want to photograph a teacher instead of drowning him/her ... Janhttp://janpudney.net/ http://jaypea.redbubble.com/