Maternity?

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  1. ababysean

    ababysean TPF Noob!

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    I have such a problem with the black backdrop.

    Also, she was very self concious, I would try to pose her or direct her in ways and she was like, no because then you will see my butt, or my arm fat, or yadda yadda yadda

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    Well, then why use it?

    You have two high key "outfits," yet you placed her in a low key setting.

    Also, you should move your main light higher.

    I hope this helps.

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    I'm learning.
    So I wanted to try it out.
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I see. Well... when I think of your subject, words that come to mind are "delicate," "precious," and, maybe due to the clothing, "dreamlike."

    The large areas of black in the image say, "heavy," "dark," "drama"....

    Consider this when you shoot your next one.

    And as I said, your clothing is out of key with the background. So if you go black, use deep, rich colored fabrics.

    Good luck!

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    WOW does she ever look like shes ready to pop. My other half's first comments were "Twins?" lol I like the first one the best though I think the lighting could be a bit softer, I love the black background, It shows off the belly more. and you can do some really dramatic things with shadows and black and white pics look great.
    # 2 I think my biggest issue is the shadow all over her face and where she is looking.
     

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