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Symia , portrait session 1,, CC please

 
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Aug 31, 2018 00:00 |  #1

wouldn't mind some CC .. chose what I thought were the best of this session.

First session with her , over all went well.. some things I wish I would have done differently ..

any input would be appreciated.
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Aug 31, 2018 00:30 |  #2

lovely set. I like #5 and #3
for the first 2, for me It feels like you photoshopped the model into a stock photo... this is my opinion of course :) lovely model.


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Aug 31, 2018 02:40 |  #3

Nice set, but it's #4 for me.


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Aug 31, 2018 12:22 |  #4

Thanks , appreciate the comments ..

one of the things I found tricky working with this young lady is that because of her skin color there are a lot of veins (I guess that's what it is ) that show through in a blueish type of color...
I want to "fx it".. but at the same time I struggle with wanting to leave it as it is part of who she is.


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Sep 01, 2018 22:16 |  #5

Great set! #3 and #4 for the win. I don't notice any bluish tint to her skin, she looks great.


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Sep 02, 2018 13:37 |  #6

If you want to get rid of the blue, just either desaturate or drop the luminance of the blue channel. I don't see the problem, but then again these are small versions of the real thins.

I personally like number 1 the best. The others are nice... but they are standard shots. Seen it.... done it..... but 1 and 2 are unique-er. For some reason I don't love the pose on 5.... but still like the effect.




  
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Sep 21, 2018 17:09 |  #7

I like #1 a lot. Personally, I find the back of the dress in #2 a bit odd and distracting.


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Oct 18, 2018 15:32 |  #8

Technically sounds but maybe a bit forgettable. Nothing jumps out as memorable or unique.




  
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Jan 06, 2019 05:49 |  #9

I would say pay attention to the (often far distant) left arm which gives the impression of being attrophied on most pictures.
And of coming from odd part of the body on first picture.

As the existing ambient sun highlights are on the left side of the frame, positioning the strobe on left side accordingly would have tended to provide more natural looking images, imho.


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Jan 07, 2019 00:00 |  #10

There's a few I don't like.

I feel that where she's mostly facing the camera seems better. Like in the second image, had she not been sideways, she would have looked better. Part may be due to the design of the dress.

It reminds me of a woman I photographed in the redwoods and I didn't like the way many of the sideways poses on logs looked, but enjoyed all the standing and sitting facing the camera poses.

This is photo I kept for reference of the attempts to pose sideways. I have posed someone else sideways before and liked it. So I don't know if it boils down to build, outfit, location or a combination.


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Feb 25, 2019 03:33 |  #11

s1a1om wrote in post #18712933 (external link)
I like #1 a lot. Personally, I find the back of the dress in #2 a bit odd and distracting.

look closely. her bra is virtually the same color as her dress and the dress looks like its designed to be worn bra-less. not sure about the two thin straps unless theyre supposed to be a criss-cross on the back...

i dont have any issues with these but i thought she was about to fall backward in #1.


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Feb 25, 2019 12:18 |  #12

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look closely. her bra is virtually the same color as her dress and the dress looks like its designed to be worn bra-less. not sure about the two thin straps unless theyre supposed to be a criss-cross on the back...

i dont have any issues with these but i thought she was about to fall backward in #1.


so about that dress...

we had some technical difficulties.. yes the dress was meant to be worn braless..
how ever it didnt fit properly, she's quite a bit bigger in bra size then I thought (undersized up top) and she would have been spilling out from the sides ..

the bra was beige in color and looked horrible with the dress .. but if she didnt wear it , it just didn't look right.. it looked cheap , not sexy..

so we kept the bra and I "fixed" the color in PS so that it matched in an attempt to not have it stand out so much.

but I do agree the bra and straps dont look great at all


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Feb 26, 2019 00:01 |  #13

rantercsr wrote in post #18818457 (external link)
so about that dress...

we had some technical difficulties.. yes the dress was meant to be worn braless..
how ever it didnt fit properly, she's quite a bit bigger in bra size then I thought (undersized up top) and she would have been spilling out from the sides ..

the bra was beige in color and looked horrible with the dress .. but if she didnt wear it , it just didn't look right.. it looked cheap , not sexy..

so we kept the bra and I "fixed" the color in PS so that it matched in an attempt to not have it stand out so much.

but I do agree the bra and straps dont look great at all

adapt and overcome. good job...

i was actually pretty amazed that the colors of the dress and bra were so close in color. rarely is ANYTHING that closely matched color wise. ANOTHER good job...


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Apr 12, 2019 19:28 |  #14

Overall very nice. Love the colors & ambiance.
Now, since you are asking for constructive criticism, here are a few opinions (may or may not be "correct"):
1. One of the arms in the first photo looks like it is not attached to her body. (Perhaps I watch too many murder mysteries with unattached body parts. Might not look like that to someone else.)
2. I don't mind seeing the bra since you made it match, but seeing the top edge of the bra under the dress is extremely distracting to me.
3. The necklace looks like it slid around so that the clasp is showing, and it also looks tarnished to me.
4. If these are photos for personal use it doesn't matter, but if they are for professional use I might clone out the partial view of the tattoo.
But I want to emphasize that overall these look very well done and she looks beautiful.


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