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Bethany--Senior 2012

 
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Oct 15, 2011 11:35 |  #1

More shots of Bethany

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Would love to hear your comments on these.

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Oct 15, 2011 12:42 |  #2

Great lighting! I just feel like the poses are more cute than she wants to be. I'd watch out for too much pressure on hands like in #2 where the skin on her face kinda falls over her hand. It'll make her appear heavier.


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Oct 15, 2011 19:14 |  #3

VErmin87 thanks for the comment I know what you mean I notice the hand and took the shot again just liked the lighting on this one a little better here is the shot with the hand more relaxed

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Oct 15, 2011 22:16 |  #4

Yeah, that's much better. It's a good series.


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Oct 16, 2011 00:50 |  #5

I would have liked the first photo more if it weren't for her expression--she looks a little wistful/sad. I guess you can't really force her to smile though. Nice series :)




  
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Oct 16, 2011 03:18 |  #6

They are well lit and well exposed, but I have 1 issue with them:

Never show the bottom of a womans foot! Especially if its dirty!!!

Good shots though :)


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Oct 16, 2011 06:22 |  #7

@AlanMura--Thanks for the comments I appreciate it. I agree about the feet she didn't like her shoes and when I said her feet were dirty she tried cleaning them but it could be even more done to them. She likes the shot though so it is OK.

@paintyourtarget--i do like this shot I have one in that same pose with a smile but it is not as flattering all the ones that she choose of this pose were with mouth closed. I was trying to get her not to have the same expression in every photo and she was good about that but this one might have come off a little too somber.

@Tiberious thanks


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Oct 16, 2011 09:02 |  #8

Ok I reworked another one of the first pose using liquify to give her a slight smile.

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Oct 16, 2011 10:10 as a reply to  @ Slaterza's post |  #9

Even though the term BBW is politically correct these days; photographing overweight subjects, especially females is somewhat difficult. You don't want to accentuate their weight in the images.

I would always use short lighting when I shoot any portrait of a heavyset person. Broad lighting and flat lighting accentuates a persons weight.

I don't shoot a straight-on portrait of the person but, always ahoot from an 45 degree or so angle.

Additionally, the image or images of Bethany on the grass is not helped by her lower legs in the air showing the dirty soles of her feet. The whiteness of her legs and ankles against the dark background further accentuates her weight.

I would do a Google search using "portraits of overweight persons" as the search parameters.


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