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Feb 15, 2018 00:39 |  #1

Took these at the weekend, was going for a slightly different look than my usual. Feel free to critique any way you want :)
Was going for a carefree, joyful thing in the second, and more of a moody beauty in the first.


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Feb 15, 2018 01:09 |  #2

Moody beauty? Check; she's bloody *stunning*! I like the muted colors/saturation but the hair strand just bothers me a bit...it's like that tiny twig that birds like to 'hide' behind in the bushes :p Generally, love this shot.

In number 2, I'd want her either cut off a little higher or a little lower; it sort of looks like your landscape got photobombed here. I sort of see that person that always wanders into your shot before turning around to see what you must be taking a shot of, just in time for the shutter to go off :p


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Feb 15, 2018 01:53 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #3

Thanks :)
I get that the hair strand could be annoying :) I like it in this picture, adds to the feel of the cold windy thing that was going on, but yeah, I know that's a 50/50 point :)

On the second one, I'll be honest, it's so not like how I'd usually crop or frame anything :) I actually like that you said it looks photobombed, that's (almost) what I was going for, that sort of, spur of the moment "I just wandered into this landscape and wow look at it" thing... I think. Again though, it's a tough sell lol, I think I like it because it's a bit, what's the word, jaunty, impulsive, but I totally get what you mean. The cropping I'm happy with, in my head I need to keep a bit of her legs below the skirt, too tight and I'd lose the "dancy" feel. But if this was someone else's picture I'd probably say much the same as you said :) And your points are very valid, so thank you :) I'll maybe have a play with it and see how it looks a little looser on the crop :)


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Feb 15, 2018 02:43 |  #4

I really like the background that you achieved in the first image. . It works so well because the colors are so flat and muted, so that it isn't drawing any attention away from your beautiful model. . Also, the background colors are a wonderful complement to her hair and wardrobe.

The second image kind of reminds me of Brooke Shaden's work. . You may want to check out her imagery for some inspiration if you plan on doing more of these style of images.


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Feb 15, 2018 02:57 as a reply to  @ Tom Reichner's post |  #5

I love Brooke shaden, though oddly I wasn't thinking of her style when I was doing that second image, but I guess these things can creep in subconsciously at times :)

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Feb 20, 2018 03:42 |  #6

As a rule I don't care for having a lot of head room on the subject if you're not including the whole subject. I think in the second one it works because it feels candid. In the first though the excess background is unnecessary. You could probably just eliminate it by switching to a 4:5 crop and have a stronger portrait.




  
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Feb 20, 2018 03:43 as a reply to  @ BryanIS's post |  #7

Agreed. In the second one it works really, really well.


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Mar 12, 2018 21:48 |  #8

I think the hair strand in the middle adds interest and it at least appears intentional. I dig it. Also, I love lots of head room. You shot the middle finger at two "rules" in a way I would call successful. I like the color grading as well.

The TL;DR version: these are very good.

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