Just starting out. Don't be too cruel.

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  1. toastydeath

    toastydeath TPF Noob!

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    I do fetish photography for various modelling friends who ask it, usually with their cameras. Needless to say, I never get to keep any of them. But, my girlfriend liked my nonsense enough to get me a d50.

    I like technical photography, so I'd love to hear as much technical commentary on what I did right and wrong. Lighting was a pitch black room, with three different jerry-rigged 6500k lights. Plastic shopping bags were used in some shots as improv softboxes. One is a perminantly snooted hard light. This is, of course, all relative to homemade scrounged lighting.

    I'm still very new, so please go gently.

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    Edit: Oops, now following the rules.
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Hiya Toastydeath, welcome to ThePhotoForum.

    Please chose ONE of the three and post it directly, will you, by using the THIRD line below the pic, the one that has the [ IMG][/ IMG]-brackets already around the URL, and then ask for critique ... the guidelines for this section say: only one photo (or one and its various edits) at a time for specific critique. OK?
     
  3. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    I like it lots of drama.. I think a verticle crop eleminating the light switch might have been in order though. It really is an interesting portrait though.
     
  4. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh yes, our mystery scribe likes his vertical crops ;) ... and I like to put the spelling of the word right :greenpbl: (forgive my, will you? Please!)
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Damn spill chick took the day off again... lol....out late again last night she was... and i dont think the vertical crop is uncalled for anytime I mention it however it is always a matter of opinion.

    A stray light switch in a portrait has to be a bit distracting. Of course, I can never quite get used to a verticle subject with a half mile of empty space on one side.

    If this discussion goes farther it probably should be in a different place don't want to hijack the thread.

    I will try ot git spill chick wrkn agin
     
  6. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You can make any other spelling mistake, only testicles and vertical should not be confused ;).
    When I challenge you on the spelling, I never mean to say you are not right in suggesting ... I only do so to repeat the word in writing myself... forgive me. Will you?
    And yes, I mostly agree that for many a good portrait the vertical or upright or portrait style photo is the better option!
    (Have I put the thread nicely back on track, what do you say?)
     
  7. W.Smith

    W.Smith TPF Noob!

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    I'll say, you've got testicals, LaFoto!
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I say I don't :greenpbl: --- that would be absolute NEWS to me!

    Hey, we are very much derailing this thread.
    Serious critique on the portrait as such from now on!!! *stern look*
     
  9. mysteryscribe

    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Love a woman with a stern look you domme you....
     
  10. Alex_B

    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Totally unrelated to the question if LaFoto has got verticle testicals or not ...

    On the image posted I do like the light in the face! The background however wrecks the image abit, in particular the right half with the light switch. Also I would like (maybe just shy) eye contact to give the image more tension.
     
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    mysteryscribe TPF Noob!

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    Does she have eyes? On my cheap (goodwill) monitor I can not see anything but eye lids. I like the shadows. I think they might be lost with enough light for me to see her eyes but I can see you point in a traditional portrait.

    Just for the record spill chick has verticle testicals or is that backwards
     
  12. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    (I don't want that question discussed, anyway :greenpbl:)
    But ... yes, the light switch is severely distracting, which is probably why mysteryscribe suggested the vertical crop from the start ... cropping is always an easy and often quite effective means to get a picture right that at a first glance is not quite right. So, toastydeath, you might consider cropping ... and for the next shoot eye-contact could be nice. I much agree with Alex here.
     

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