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I hate posing...... probably my least favorite part of anything. So my only nit would be maybe get the other hand in there somehow next time. Perhaps on her knee? But this looks perfectly acceptable to me. I'm sure she is happy with it.
The first thing that hit me as soon as I saw it was the pose, I find the leaning look very awkward, secondly I think the picture is a little too tightly cropped especially above the head.
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Joined Mar 2009
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I don't think it looks posed. It seems as how she would have to brace to stay on the wall and seems natural in that regard. Seems that maybe had more context been included to the left side with her sitting in the right 1/3 could compose better.
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Post edited 3 months ago by itsallart.
I don't know whether she had to support her body not to fall off. If she did support herself with one hand on the stone, I would have liked to see that hand in a slightly different position, maybe closer to the viewer's eye. But now, I think that she was leaning more on that hand and her slight tilt and the tension in that hand and arm indicates that. The other hand could be nicer in a slightly different position; maybe gently resting on her right (left in the picture) leg. But overall she looks fairly natural to me, well lit, with a soft glow. I would have preferred a different crop, not as tight.
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Good job with the skin tones. I agree with Ramon that more head room would be better. The pose is fine with me except that showing more of her left hand would make it look normal, as opp. to deformed.
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Post edited 3 months ago by Joe Thibodeau. (2 edits in all)
It's a beautiful shot. A step back would leave the frame slightly less crowded. For me a tight frame (subject fills the frame) can feel claustrophobic. No room to breath. Tight. The light and color palette are nice. I think there is high art in getting a model into the right pose. It has to look comfortable. And really experienced models can pull 5 great poses out in 3 minutes. Night and day difference. That said I am virtually worthless on advising anything relating to posing. I used books for references.
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I don't happen to like bra straps showing outside an outer garment, but you see so much of that these days that perhaps it's in style.
I agree, gives her an untidy look.
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