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Oct 06, 2008 08:41 |  #1

I was paid to do this shoot but I almost feel bad taking the money. I am not crazy about any of the photos. It started out bad when the girl was so uncomfortable she wouldnt even answer me when I asked a question. Then to make it worst her mom made her unbutton her shirt which kind of made me a little uncomfortable (she is 13!!!). So with us both being uncomfortable I decided to just make it quick and get out of there. I tried my best to make her look like a respectable young girl and her mom did her best to make her look like a stripper.

Comments please, they dont have to be nice. I want to see what kind of reaction other people will give these photos.


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And her mom choice of a pose for a 13 year old is this:

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Oct 06, 2008 08:51 |  #2

I don't understand some parents I try to keep my daughters covered from head to toe ...lol


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Oct 06, 2008 08:54 |  #3

If I had a 13 year old daughter I would not be in any rush to make her look, act or dress any older than she really is. Some parents wonder why their kids do the things that they do. Anyway these are nice quality pictures but I agree with you that maybe the mother should do more to make her look a little more respectable.


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Oct 06, 2008 08:56 |  #4

I don't think you should be so hard on yourself. These shots all have great focus, nice colours, good poses, excellent choice of backgrounds. If this is how the mom wanted her daughter to look, I think you did an outstanding job of taking the photos. Personally, they just look like a nice young lady dressed casually, with no sexual overtones at all. Hold your head up. You did all you can do IMHO.


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Oct 06, 2008 09:01 |  #5

Thanks for all the comments, it makes me feel a little better about the shoot. I wish dad came instead of mom! :)




  
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Oct 06, 2008 09:08 |  #6

I think you did your part of the job well. I think the girl looks fine too with just a little bit of an "attitude" coming through.


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Oct 06, 2008 09:09 |  #7

I like the shots.. you did a good job. That girl does not look like 13...


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Oct 06, 2008 09:10 |  #8

I think, given the situation, these photos turned out really, really well. The discomfort is really evident in some of the poses, as it looks as though the girl didn't know quite what to do with her arms and hands. Other than that, though, these turned out really well. You did an outstanding job making her look like the respectable girl you were hoping to photograph.

As for the mother... I'll never understand those types.

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Oct 06, 2008 09:29 as a reply to  @ 710 Studio's post |  #9

Savone

IMHO these are nice photos from a tech point. She is at least dressed like many of her peers would be. Too bad about the mom but what can you do. I just wish the poor girl wasn't so uncomfortable and could have shown a smile.


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Oct 06, 2008 10:05 |  #10

They look good to me and when you think about the stress they look great.



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Oct 06, 2008 10:10 as a reply to  @ NYC2BGI's post |  #11

She's not showing anything at all, except maybe some personality. Nothing wrong with that!

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Oct 06, 2008 11:16 |  #12

Does she have a band-aid on her left index finger? I agree with yuriyo... She does not look 13, if I were her parent I'd be trying to make her look younger, not older!

Great shots though.


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Oct 06, 2008 11:21 |  #13

Good work, nice job with the lighting, I had a simillar situation recently and I actually stopped shooting until the model dressed in a proper age sensitive fashion.


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Oct 06, 2008 11:49 as a reply to  @ Dave Page's post |  #14

Technically, these images look fine. Maybe a closer crop on mom's choice and #2. Lighting is a little flat, but not too distracting.

Since I don't know if there was a specific intention for them (or if mom just wanted photos), I can't really comment on their nature. I just shot a 14 year-old girl (with mom present) who was looking to do some modeling and needed portfolio shots. While none of the shots were provocative, kids are tending to dress with more of an emphasis on anatomy, blurring any age detection. I had never met either the mom or the daughter, so the first few shots/minutes were uncomfortable as well. After some conversation with both mom and girl about the shoot, I engaged the girl, while shooting, using questions regarding the information I did have: What kind of modeling are you interested in? What have you done with modeling up till now? How is school so far? What kind of music does she have on her iPod, etc. Eventually, we struck common ground on a subject and she relaxed quite a bit, even cracking jokes and revealing more of her personality. I showed the shots on the back of my 5D as I went and fished for suggestions and offered comments as we went as well. Now, I'm not saying you did or didn't do any of what I listed, but the crux of the biscuit is: uncomfortable subject, uncomfortable image.


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Oct 06, 2008 11:51 |  #15

You did a good job. In situations like these, it is good to have a female assistant to help with the shoot.


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