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Oct 31, 2010 13:46 |  #1

Latest fall photoshoot... C&C welcome.


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Oct 31, 2010 16:09 |  #2

I am certainly not an expert but just to see if other see what I do. The first pose is perfect except her top just does not work well at all. Too much pattern and light colours draw the attention of the eye before the subject does.




  
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Oct 31, 2010 18:52 |  #3

In the fisrt shot the lighting is very nice but her eyes look like she was either squinting or you caught her when she had just started to blink. Look at both images and then compare the size of her eyes. It appears that the correct size of her eyes is in the second image.

Second image, it is flat lit (on camera flash will do that) and she is turned too far away from the camera. A 45° turn is ideal in about 95% of all portraits. Also five seconds spent sweeping her hair back would have improved this image a lot.

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Nov 01, 2010 09:25 |  #4

I agree with Murray, good shot but wow the first thing my eyes went to was her chest! And it had nothing to do with her breasts!


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Nov 02, 2010 17:00 |  #5

I should have been more specific on what not to wear, that top really didn't work well. I missed the eyes, I'll have to see if I have another without her squinting.


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Nov 02, 2010 19:06 |  #6

#1 her facial expression is kinda weird. You're also cutting her off right at her knees. I think you were shooting on a very bright day? A trick is to have the model closing her eyes, get her to open up her eyes on the count to 3, then snap a pic quickly. As others have already mentioned the top is too distracting. I mean if you were show casing the top then it'd be ok but I'd pose her differently if that was the case.

#2 The lighting is kinda flat, her face is a little overexposed.


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Nov 02, 2010 19:22 |  #7

[QUOTE=Tawcan;11213426​]A trick is to have the model closing her eyes, get her to open up her eyes on the count to 3, then snap a pic quickly./quote]

Yup, that way you are guaranteed to get that "deer caught in the headlights" look that is all the rage right now. Closing your eyes causes your pupils to dilate due to the darkness so when you quickly open them up it takes a split second for the eye to react, and that is when you are supposed to shoot? Hardly.

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Nov 02, 2010 19:27 |  #8

[QUOTE=Benji;11213551]

Tawcan wrote in post #11213426 (external link)
A trick is to have the model closing her eyes, get her to open up her eyes on the count to 3, then snap a pic quickly./quote]

Yup, that way you are guaranteed to get that "deer caught in the headlights" look that is all the rage right now. Closing your eyes causes your pupils to dilate due to the darkness so when you quickly open them up it takes a split second for the eye to react, and that is when you are supposed to shoot? Hardly.

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That's a good call. I don't usually shoot when it's bright out, that's just something one of the models I worked with told me.

The solution, of course, is to not shoot at noon. :)


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Nov 02, 2010 22:34 |  #9

The mountain in the background is distracting as it cuts right into the head with very similar palette of colors. perhaps getting the mountain a little lower in the background, little around the shoulder might make her stand out more and provide the separation and attention to the face.


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Nov 03, 2010 00:16 |  #10

I think that there is too much light on her face, (second portrait).


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Nov 03, 2010 02:02 as a reply to  @ Saul_Dzorelashvili's post |  #11

She's a very beautiful model. You just need to regulate your light a little better and maybe PP a little more to correct the lighting and clothing issue's.
IMO, these are very nice and could be much better with some work. I always try to get as much correct at time of capture and use CSx to clean up the little stuff. Nice work. Keep shooting and posting. It will become better with time and practice.


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