Ember at the Beach b+w

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Rachelsne, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Rachelsne

    Rachelsne TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,138
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Yorktown, VA, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    A few weeks ago I went to the beach with my young friend Ember for some portrait practice, it was a little before sunset when I took this one. I keep going back through the pictures to see if I can edit any of them to a better standard,

    The shadows were still quite harsh on her face, I think I did ok at saving it. after uploading I noticed a sun spot on her arm by her elbow that I missed-Ill try and get that later.

    What do you think of the crop and pose? any other CC also welcome

    [​IMG]
     
  2. wrbphotograhy

    wrbphotograhy TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2008
    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Black Hills SD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    i personally am very new to portraits but i will have a go...

    I like the crop and the pose. She doesn't look like she is struggling to keep the pose or anything.

    Otherwise I feel that the rest of the image is gray. Not sure if that is just due to the sea and the sand?
     
  3. LynziMarie

    LynziMarie TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2008
    Messages:
    285
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Utah
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    you know I'm really very new to all things photography, but I'll see if I can give some valuable C&C

    Overall I think it's a great photo. The crop is just right, in my book.
    I, personally, don't care for the pose... I like to see poses that you would see the person doing in real life... just slightly exaggerated (if that makes any sense) She doesn't look uncomfortable, but not natural... but that's only a personal preferrance.

    It does look like you got a little bit carried away with the editing on her forehead, but again... I like all things natural. Every freckle, every spot.

    It is a very good photo, and I think you did most everything just as you should have.... just a few minor here's and there's and it would be even better!

    again... mostly just my opinions :)
     
  4. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2005
    Messages:
    37,397
    Likes Received:
    10,665
    Location:
    Victoria, BC
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Rachel... Nice pose, good composition, very attractive model... your exposure? Arghh!!! I think this one is mostly a victim of the time of day, however a good diffuser and perhaps a small reflector would have made this image. If you don't already own them, I would seriously suggest investing a couple of hundred dollars in some good quality reflectors/diffusers. This is the sort of thing I mean: http://www.jessops.com/Store/s16954...Portaflash/5-IN-1-Reflector-80cm/details.aspx (I know that's a UK link, it's just the first one that came up). I would suggest two 36" and one or two smaller (18"). These are invaluable especially for outdoor portraiture - you do some great work; you need to have the tools to go with the talent.
     
  5. Early

    Early TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2008
    Messages:
    1,240
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Western NJ
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I don't agree with the composition. I think there should have been more in front of her. In other words, go with the rule of thirds here. As for the pose, I think her sinking her knees into the sand with her hands in her lap would have done it.
     

Share This Page