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  • Some thoughts please????

    Hi,

    I posted this lastnight, but I think it was too late to get any responses. I'm a member of a photography arts group in Coventry and our task this month was a fashion shoot. I've uploaded 4 of the best of my images in my folders, one is below. I'd love some feedback about what you think of them? These aren't prints I'd sell, but I wouldn't be averse to exhibiting them at some point in the future!

    Princess Prudence
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  • #2
    Looking good, but there are a few things i would do differently.

    The hands, one is open and 'floating' the other is clenched tight. I would anchor the floating hand, and slightly relax the other.
    The 'level' sign behind her hand/arm is distracting
    The background is very busy & she has a building growing out of her shoulder!

    Move your viewpoint a little and a lot of this would disappear. I would also be tempted to crop the photo quite a bit.

    On the plus side though, the sunset is amazing, the off camera flash/light source gives some real interest to the lighting too.
    Jo

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    • #3
      I guess it's all in one's perspective, but I have an overall impression of motion in the picture which I like...the geometric lines of everything, her hair blowing, the motion of her pose...the electric blue and the orange contrast with the grays of the concrete, the animal skin fabric contrasts nicely with the concrete and geometric lines,too, and I have to say, I did not even notice the level sign at first. My overall impression is one of motion and contrast.

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      • #4
        It is all about perspective, lol! I used to work as a portrait photographer in a busy studio, and there would be regular reviews of your work, usually picking up on the details like clutter, hands etc. Customers would also notice smaller details if they wanted an excuse not to buy a photo, so i suppose i have been 'taught', for want of a better word to notice these details. It can be a right pain sometimes
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        • #5
          I like them. The one through the grid is good and the first one is lovely with that beautiful sunset and the blue light across the top. I would probably crop the left side though so the pillars are out of the way and the blue light would seem to go on forever off picture.
          I would love to see more. Maybe you could try with a blue dress to make the contrast with the sky more dramatic.

          Melanie

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          • #6
            Hey, thanks for all of your comments. That's a good idea about cropping off the pillars so that the blue light goes on forever, I may give that a go on photoshop and see how it works out.

            My OH is a professional photographer with all the relevant quals, and I have qualifications in photography too, but I've not practised in a few years whilst I've been studying. It's really good to get other people's views though as I find it really helps you to develop, and sometimes people see things that you don't.

            thanks guys!!!

            Princess Prudence
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            • #7
              I luv the compesition, however the young ladies body language is stiff, the clenched fist and the position of the other hand detracts from what could be an excellent shot. This is of course just my humble opinion.

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              • #8
                Looks very lazy..I think you should hire some young lady for this contest in order to gain some respect
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                • #9
                  Also, it's not a contest, is a leisure pursuit. Photography is my hobby!
                  Princess Prudence
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                  • #10
                    I completely disagree with that comment. She is not a professional model and she's actually posing really well. I'm no expert at photography, but I was a member of a camara club for years (before kids) and photographing people - and getting a halfway decent shot - is incredibly hard!

                    I like it, it looks all mean and moody with the lighting and the sunset.

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                    • #11
                      I agree with Purplemac, the shot is punchy and meaningful.

                      It does make me wonder at the reason for tugging up the frock, maybe there's a yorkshire terrier tugging equally at the hem. That's just a joke before it prompts a reaction from anyone .

                      Don't mind the left side, apart from maybe the words on the plaque, but it could be cropped to remove the background buildings on the right. The point makes a little too much of a point for me. Almost two compositions in one picture, less may be better. So easy to make judgements and so hard to be constructive without causing offence.

                      A really earthy picture, excellent work.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Classical Genesis View Post
                        I agree with Purplemac, the shot is punchy and meaningful.

                        It does make me wonder at the reason for tugging up the frock, maybe there's a yorkshire terrier tugging equally at the hem. That's just a joke before it prompts a reaction from anyone .

                        Don't mind the left side, apart from maybe the words on the plaque, but it could be cropped to remove the background buildings on the right. The point makes a little too much of a point for me. Almost two compositions in one picture, less may be better. So easy to make judgements and so hard to be constructive without causing offence.

                        A really earthy picture, excellent work.

                        Clive............not a photographer!!!
                        Lol, don't worry no offence caused... perhaps I could superimpose a picture of my Jack Russell trying to tug at her hem lol! Thanks to everyone for the constructive comments, really useful. My task this month is food (boring I know) but I have an idea and am currently searching for a costume for my model (aka my mum)!
                        Princess Prudence
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                        • #13
                          I work as a photographer and trust me, this is a good shot. I've seen professionals struggle to get work as good as this. The lighting is great, the pose good and the metering/exposure spot on considering the available light.

                          The model does look a little self concious but that's because it's a new experience I would guess but she still looks remarkably attractive which is, after all the main reason for the photograph.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by horai View Post
                            I work as a photographer and trust me, this is a good shot. I've seen professionals struggle to get work as good as this. The lighting is great, the pose good and the metering/exposure spot on considering the available light.

                            The model does look a little self concious but that's because it's a new experience I would guess but she still looks remarkably attractive which is, after all the main reason for the photograph.
                            thank you I feel quite smug now!!!!
                            Princess Prudence
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                            • #15
                              I don't know much about photography but I like yours: it has a very urban feel and the blue and orange colors break the industrial structure/buildings of the back. The girl's position is good, looks like she's going to jump!
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