Y2K wrote in post #16851020
I guess I am a bad critic because I like them! I think you did a really good job and you already have some good feedback on minor tweaks. For me personally, a few poses look a bit unnatural - like number 9, 11, 12 - not sure about her hands position, but maybe that's what she wanted and it is perfect. Also, I think pose on #28 makes her look a little bit bigger than she really is (she is perfectly normal and very pretty) just because she is kinda bundled up in that pose. Again, just my opinion, she may be perfectly fine with it.
Edit: Oh I remember being taught not to cut at the joints.. so maybe #27 I would crop a bit higher at the bottom?
But what do I know, I don't do this for a living so I am not sure I qualify to give an advise
I think she will be really happy with them.
I really do appreciate the advice. I was freaking out inside my head about half the poses to be honest. I asked her to do what was natural to her and not pose so much err force herself? I'll have to play with 27 again, I had a hard time with that one...possibly because I was lower than her on the stair steps we were on. I think 28 is a fine example of what not to do for me next time. I am hoping she likes it though!
NewCreation wrote in post #16851047
I think you did a nice job, Lisa. All that matters is giving the client what they want.
Thank you Brenda. It means a lot coming from you since you do these portraits all the time. In the end, you're right, it's what the client wants.
pauly916 wrote in post #16851140
Lisa I've had a look and I really like them, yes there are a few bits here and there that you could have done differently ( I always think that after one of my shoots
) I love that you have some close ups and some with lots of space and included the environment.
All the technical crap aside the most important thing I think with a shoot like this is to capture the personality of the client and you have nailed it, so for me it's an awesome set. You should be proud
Woot woot! I'm still looking over my work as I go along and still think I could have done better as well. I want to keep getting better.. it's just really fun to capture someone's personality. I'm great at candids, but this kind of seriousness is hard to nail down for me!
Thanks Vinz, learned a ton from you! I really think you helped everyone one way or another in this thread.
Str0ntium wrote in post #16851419
Great stuff Vix. Really like 17 and 29.
Thank you Str0! 10 actually happens to be my favorite.
CJCMarquez wrote in post #16851462
Another that likes the set. Great complimenting colors.
Thanks CJ! Now if only I can nail down the food porn like you can too.
mark f1 wrote in post #16851593
A few from Bluffton, SC.
Old Man Heron
I think the Alligator is going to get the Heron.
Y2K wrote in post #16852632
^^ That is one beautifully preserved Voigtlander Vito B!!... err... I mean gorgeous model and beautifully executed capture!
POTN approves of your bird test! Especially the ducklings.
swhiggins wrote in post #16853190
Really nice job Lisa, she should be thrilled.
Thank you Steve! I hope she's thrilled...well I'm hoping so is her mother. I've met her mom a few times but I always find it hard to impress someone else's parents..especially the Asian kind.. <<
When you guys make prints for the clients and they pay to make let's say 16 little wallets and a few 5x7, do you leave your watermark on there and charge to remove the watermark? I was reading across this article that mentioned that you'd have to charge clients like $1,500 or more to remove your watermark off digital or printed photos. I've done prints before but I've always removed my watermark, is it more of a personal preference? I mean I already know as it is to never give up the high res / RAW. <<