my first try at formal(ish) portraiture

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  1. dangerwoman

    dangerwoman TPF Noob!

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    my aunt asked me to do my cousins senior portrats
    taken with a pentax k1000,
    edited slightly in photoshop

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    advice? critiques?
    please? haha.
    i would like to get better at this
     
  2. dangerwoman

    dangerwoman TPF Noob!

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    eesh, not sure how to post them as photos, as opposed to links?
     
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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think you have a good start. Drop the crossed arms however. Closed postures are not inviting, at least not to me. Maybe behind her back, in the pockets, one are over the head, just not crossed in front of her body.
     
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    ahh, ok thanks!
    between the two of us, we were trying to think of what to do with her arms the whole time,
    but ill remember that!
     
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    I forgot to mention, I really like #8. Great smile and wonderful attitude. For #9 maybe if she brought up her back leg, wrapped her arms around it and leaned her head down ontop of the knee.
     
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    Yeh, I like them, good job
     
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    #8 is a VERY creative pose. Great job.
     
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    thanks :)
    unfortunatly she cant/wont use it as her senior portrait
    hah, she said she would if she was "brave enough"
    we all love it tho
    as a portrait
    just not for that.
     
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    Yep, #8 is a standout...but not the "typical" senior pose. For the typical kind of posing, I like what you did in #2. She looks relaxed and I like the tilt of her head. But, I agree with the crossed arms. This one would have looked really nice if her thumbs or part of her hands were resting in her pockets or in her belt loops.
    #1 & 7 (the same picture) I don't like how you've chosen to include part of her hands on her knee but have most of it chopped off at the bottom. It looks confusing at first.
    She looks very pretty in that last one as well...but the background is a tad distracting.
     
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    Well, poses could be different... not just sit or stand there and smile :). It's not easy for a model if you're not used to it, I know.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Oh... I wouldn't advise that. You could refine the pose a bit, showing some of the hands. But arms folded is a perfectly fine pose, especially for women.

    Nice series! I think the most important area to concentrate on next is lighting.

    Pete
     

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