Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Silkwood, Jul 16, 2004.
And just one more for your comments
despite the fact that there's a babe in this shot i have to say that it's not so amazing.
the compozition is good but the picture is too white.
also you can straighten up the horizon using the measure tool.
play with the levels on PS. and also sharpening the image a little.
* i can do some tricks if you allow it.
It looks like there might be some potential here but there are definitely some problems.
As mentioned, the horizon is tilted...yet the model is vertical. That really creates a feeling of visual tension.
It's overexposed, from the washed out colors to the blown out highlights on her skin.
The front of the model is in shadow, some fill flash or better yet a reflector could have helped this.
I think the worst part is the model's face. She is probably a very pretty girl but we can't tell because she is looking down, possibly with here eyes closed and her mouth in a weird position. If the horizon was level it might look like she had just passed out and was about to fall into the water.
All that being said, you are pretty close to a really good picture. In this situation, it might look better (IMHO) if you moved around the model so that the sun was more behind her but not in the frame. Then used a reflector of some sort to light up her face. Maybe a little bit of flash. Of course getting her face in a more flattering pose would help as well.
the picture is too bright, And all those shadows are making this pic, very amateur. It would be great taken f.e during sunset. Very obvious/simple photo. Nothing special.
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