Impromptu Portraiture

The first two of these photo I took using the built in flash on my 30D along with a 3×5 card held in front of it at a 45 degree angle to serve as both diffuser and reflector. It’s a hack but the photos turn out far nicer than just shooting with the naked flash.
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Exposure: 0.02 sec (1/50)
Aperture: f/2.0
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Fired

Critique: I like this shot a lot. One of my favorite portraits to date. I would crop out the small line from the window along the top.
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Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/2.0
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Fired

Critique: The shadows on the right side of her face are distracting as is the chocolate on her lips.
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Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/1.8
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 100
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Off, Did not fire

Critique: DoF is too shallow. Left eye is in good focus but right eye isn’t. It was a low light situation and the shutter speed was already maxed out but I should have raised the ISO (100) to allow for changes to aperture.

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