Beauty dish from today's session

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  1. orf

    orf No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Can I offer a layman's opinion on this? It's a bit intense in the colour images, competing for attention, particularly in picture 2.


     
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    Well the huge problem with me is that I post a photo and I think it's great and sometimes can even get a little bit cocky. I don't want someone to tear me down. But I do want to know where I can improve and what I did right. I will state that I admire classical photography and want to try to get better at that style. I also don't do the self-critique, because I want to see if others will come to the same conclusion. Make sense?
     
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    Should I tone it down a bit? I mean that is a simple fix in Photoshop.
     
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    Things that strike me: Background highlights are too hot by at least a full stop, try and keep the figers together; hand positioning is fine (IMO), but keep the fingers together and generally pointed up (as in #1) or down (#2), rather than right at the viewer. #2 is a bit too much of a 'football shoulders' pose for; 20 degrees to one side or the other would be better. #3 is very nice; lovely lighting, BUT the background really hurts it (IMO).
     
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    I think you could give self critique a try. :)
     
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    Burn it or use a multiply with a mask? That might then make the shadows too dark (competing with her clothing). Hard to tell if it's worth it.
     
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    Thank you! What is it about number 3 that hurts the background? It's a pretty shallow depth of field? Is it the ugly object in the top?
     
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    The distinct linear elements "growing" out of her head.
     
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    Any better?
     

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    I wouldn't say so. But they are three of my favourites from the session.
     
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    Sorry OP, this question was not directed at you, it was directed at the person I quoted who gave me a he finger with an amusing gif on an earlier link
     

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