Discussion in 'Commercial/Product photography' started by eye-capture, Mar 7, 2008.
I like the yellow coat and the model. The lighting is too harsh for my taste.
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I like these a lot! I love the locations that you are using for your shots. My only advice is to still be aware of what's going on in your background in relation to the model, such as the clock sitting on her head in #1 and the middle part of the door frame going up between her legs in #3.
Great job though!
I like the idea but want to ask what your intention is. With your straight on angles and linear framing I would say you are going for something more stock, but some of her posing and the yellow dress that pops suggests otherwise. I recommend you get try to get more into it, play around with angles, come up with something dynamic.
And maybe it's just me but that doorway is pretty bothersome, it's always partially intersecting the girl.
Very nice, just something to mention is that remember in fashion photography, its about the model and the clothes, the main reason I mention this is that in the last one, part of her dress is cut off by the dark line on the left.
Try a shallower dof and a different background.
Also, anyone into fashion would never wear nylons that are darker than their shoes. The nylons should match or be lighter. The only exceptions would be some punk, Japanese, and other more outrageous styles.
This is not fashion. It's not even editorial fashion. It's commercial, and barely that.
Let me tell you what I see when I look at these. I see a run-of-the-mill yellow coat, some black leggings, and some mis-matched shoes. No fashion there. I see flat hair and thoroughly underwhelming makeup. No fashion there, either. I see a model that is not well integrated into her surroundings. No fashion there. By contrast, I might add, fully separating the model from her surroundings would make for something closer to an editorial beauty shot. If you're shooting fashion and want to eliminate the background, you shoot in a studio. I see some unexciting poses and facial expressions that aren't communicative of anything. I see a missing hair-light. I see a relatively dreary setting.
Editorial/location fashion work is about using your model as a coathanger and your environment as a story behind the clothing. Perfection is a must...you should aim for me, even as a photographer, to see nothing at all, but instead to respond with a visceral reaction to drool and grab my wallet. Great fashion work shouldn't simply elicit a "what a stunning wardrobe" response, precisely because the work is by definition commerical. The best fashion work aims to make the viewer think, "Jesus Christ I wish I looked like that....****....I could never afford that."
Well glad your such a Fashionista, but wow your wrong. Fashion is very subjective and as I recall there is no standard on what constitutes fashion, are we talking Everyday Fashion wear of Haute Couture (Which no one in their right mind says oh I want to look like that, and gee I can't afford it, when was the last time you saw anyone wearing real Haute Couture or even craving the crap that has come out in the last decade or so?) Are you talking alternative Fashion or Ready to Wear?
Nice work, if your happy with it, and others like which they seen to do keep up the good work and ignore those who claim to know fashion even if they are Designers, Models or Photographers. I can show you ten top people in the Industry and get 10 complete different opinions on what fashion is.
Despite your rationalizations, Alpha has hit it dead on with an accurate critique. Your post suggests a lot less experience than Alpha's and considerably less than mine.
As if you have any clue about what I know or don't, please show me where your vision is held by anyone who is someone in the business, and a strict definition from somewhere that matters and of course these opinions will be held as the "Norm" of Fashion across the industry as a whole. I hope those who post here really don't take either of you seriously would be a huge mistake on their part, ignore those who trash your good work to make it appear they have knowledge they obviously do not possess. It is not a critique when you try and shove an opinion on others, it is an OPINION. Seems many confuse the two and cannot differentiate between them. I do not recall him asking for anyones opinion on the definition of Fashion but for some very odd reason people think others want their definition of something that was not asked for in the first place.
to be honest I don't like the model.. or the clothes... I don't find them "fashionable", either. I find leggings to be more and more tacky by the day.
but I like the lighting -in some of them...
it's just that the pictures seem like they're straight out of JC Penny or some generic store... it's not my thing, but hey, it maybe yours.
I just looked at your flickr -- I just had to say that I really like "Tired of Tires"... a lot!
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