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May 17, 2015 21:12 as a reply to  @ post 17559505 |  #9796

I like the concept and your attempt at doing a geisha/lady samurai style shoot. I find the model positioning works well and your choice of grading in post is good too. My criticisms are small and include the following:

1) Lady making eye contact whist the others are not, personally would have had her looking elsewhere also. Her expression doesn't convey any emotion to me.

2) The lighting on all 3 models varies a lot. The back 2 are light from opposite sides with the left model split lighting and the right model an opposite side rembrandt style whilst the central model is more flat. I would have liked to have seen a more consistent light pattern on all models. The lamp camera left just in frame could have been used as the light source which would have created more mood and drama.

3) All 3 models look vary different especially left and right from each other in face and body type. Would have preferred more ethnically accurate looking models or ones that would gel together a big better.

4) I would have prefered to have seen the whole hand for model left and not cut the fingers. More breathing room at the bottom would have worked better.

5) Model 5 has a strange look and her makeup and hair looks rather rough.

Of course the above points are totally subjective and I hope I've not nit picked too much.

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May 17, 2015 22:34 as a reply to  @ FKP007's post |  #9797

I very much appreciate the detailed critique. Thank you!




  
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May 18, 2015 06:03 as a reply to  @ tk1138's post |  #9798

You're welcome. : )


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May 18, 2015 10:34 |  #9799

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I like the concept and your attempt at doing a geisha/lady samurai style shoot. I find the model positioning works well and your choice of grading in post is good too. My criticisms are small and include the following:

1) Lady making eye contact whist the others are not, personally would have had her looking elsewhere also. Her expression doesn't convey any emotion to me.

2) The lighting on all 3 models varies a lot. The back 2 are light from opposite sides with the left model split lighting and the right model an opposite side rembrandt style whilst the central model is more flat. I would have liked to have seen a more consistent light pattern on all models. The lamp camera left just in frame could have been used as the light source which would have created more mood and drama.

3) All 3 models look vary different especially left and right from each other in face and body type. Would have preferred more ethnically accurate looking models or ones that would gel together a big better.

4) I would have prefered to have seen the whole hand for model left and not cut the fingers. More breathing room at the bottom would have worked better.

5) Model 5 has a strange look and her makeup and hair looks rather rough.

Of course the above points are totally subjective and I hope I've not nit picked too much.

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Model is posed well i like the composition and the dof. I personally do not like the over exposed feel. Feels cold but that may have been your intent. I also have a hard time with the reflection in her eyes its distracting to me personally. But most of this is subjective to my taste. Rating it based on technical and artistic values i'd give it a sold 8.5/10

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May 18, 2015 11:56 |  #9800

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Model is posed well i like the composition and the dof. I personally do not like the over exposed feel. Feels cold but that may have been your intent. I also have a hard time with the reflection in her eyes its distracting to me personally. But most of this is subjective to my taste. Rating it based on technical and artistic values i'd give it a sold 8.5/10

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Good shot. I like the dof. Seems sharp. Maybe a little warm? I'm not sure. A closer crop to focus more on the hippo would do the image well. 7/10


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May 18, 2015 15:12 as a reply to  @ electricme's post |  #9801

Thanks for the feedback. Agree reflection in eyes a little too central but not sure why you think it is overexposed as it really isn't. The colour grading is pushing to cooler tones amd yes this is a stylistic choice.


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May 18, 2015 15:18 |  #9802

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LOL. Not to hijack the thread but speaking of styles a while back you posted a composite that was KILLER. Is that something you regularly do? Would love to see more. (Edit: referring to a scary crazy guy portrait).

Thanks a lot mate! Yeah I try to do stuff like that whenever I can think of something and make it work, which isn't as often as I'd like!


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May 19, 2015 07:28 |  #9803

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Good shot. I like the dof. Seems sharp. Maybe a little warm? I'm not sure. A closer crop to focus more on the hippo would do the image well. 7/10
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Very nice sky, but if I saw more of the trees/foreground I would have liked it more.
It is preference though.
Also a little bit more yellow or blue light on car would be more natural rather than white to blend in under the sky better.

7.5/10. (Sky is 10/10 though).

My 1st try at Alivenation  :p


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May 19, 2015 09:35 as a reply to  @ Van Gogh's post |  #9804

Very nicely done love the warmth and posture of the model. Also the act of painting whilst floating is a different take on the levitation idea. Only criticism is the dress would fall more towards the floor as she floated up it seems to have maintained a shape that would be typical if she was stood upright. Of course that's a minor point. Great job. 9/10


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May 19, 2015 14:10 |  #9805

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Very nicely done love the warmth and posture of the model. Also the act of painting whilst floating is a different take on the levitation idea. Only criticism is the dress would fall more towards the floor as she floated up it seems to have maintained a shape that would be typical if she was stood upright. Of course that's a minor point. Great job. 9/10

I really like the portrait and the processing, looks really good. I don't like the composition though - doesn't quite work for me with the person all the way over on the right, facing right.

8.5/10 for the portrait, but 5/10 for the composition. Overall 7.5/10.

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May 19, 2015 15:51 as a reply to  @ post 17563093 |  #9806

I like the idea and the feeling it gives me. it feels far away/ exotic. I dislike the composition and i think your heavy on the contrast. 6/10

This shot was done by my 9 year old... I tried to post the reflection out as much as possible but I think she has a good eye already.

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May 19, 2015 16:30 as a reply to  @ jack880's post |  #9807

Thanks for the feedback, the composition is in keeping with the narrative as though peering from behind the flowers whilst the subject looks back. It's nice to break away from the conventional compositions which can become too static.


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May 19, 2015 23:31 |  #9808

i don't know where we are here, but jack, that pic of the frying pan is one of the best images I've seen in a long **** time. here, there, or anywhere. insanely creative. insanely executed. beautiful. timely. introspective. mind blowing. seriously. ****.

the gorilla is damn good to. perfect focus. inward thinking.

nq too. great processing, great composition.

three 10 of 10.

i wouldn't have posted mine except for seeing the frying pan and having to say something about it.

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May 19, 2015 23:35 |  #9809

damn, that arm. damn.


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