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Great batalay 2006-12-31 7:47

Hello Jason,

This is a beautiful portrait. With your excellent composition you have captured your subject's soul. That does not mean a small amount of tweaking would not make it better. The picture could be a bit sharper. More importantly, if you cropped the photo so that your subject's left eye (on the viewer's right) passed right through the vertical centerline of the image.

It was discovered in 1998 by the British pyschologist, Dr. Christopher Tyler living in San Francisco, that in all great portraits painted by the masters from Leonardo to Rembrandt (and even Picasso) the centerline passes very near one eye. It was an intuitive principle used by the great artists. (I wrote about this in my book on Leonardo, 'Math and the Mona Lisa.')

In any event great portrait! Greetings from Virginia,
Happy New Year
Bulent

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this has to be one of the best critiques that I have ever received thanks!
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I'm delighted you like it. Happy New Year,
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Seriously I really needed some advice like that. I have been struggling with trying to make my shots better and great critiques like yours continue to help my craft. Your comment aids in my understand of portraiture and what is a good photo. Thanks again and have a very happy new year!
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