Jessica in the park

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by cfusionpm, Aug 10, 2009.

  1. cfusionpm

    cfusionpm TPF Noob!

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    Shot these pics for a friend of mine the other day. C&C?

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    If they are not supposed to be an ad for glasses, I would say try again without the glasses.

    In #1 she is hunched over because of her arm(s) going back and the arm makes the pose weird.

    The other are pretty nice except for the glasses.
     
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    Referring to the first one, I've really not done any portrait style work before. Is there a book or online source for like poses and direction I can give to subjects to get better results?
     
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    I agree with the "lose the glasses" comment. If you do, make sure she is not squinting into the sun.

    I find there is excessive sharpness in the hair in 1 and 3, but that might just be a matter of taste.

    The blacks seem a bit too black. I'm on my work monitor, so that could be the issue.

    2 and 3 are definatly stronger than 1
     
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    I use to have a "pose handbook" so it probably still exist but I don't have any title to give you. I would google "model posing handbook" or something like that.

    The black is too black. I don't have any details in it either. From what I'm seeing on forums, learning photographers should try and stay away from black clothing. It mostly comes out as a black mass with no details or just a little bit of tone like in the sleeve of your second photo.
     
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    she has a pretty face ...u shot all 3 with goggles....portrait is not complete unless the eyes are shown....at least in one....do they not look stereotyped?
     
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    for me, with the glasses on make 2 and 3 seem also "i'm a diva" look to them.
     

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