*NSFW* A few from my latest shoot *NSFW*

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  1. Silverback

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    Hi all,
    I am brand new to the forum and have only been a hobby photographer for around the last year or so....
    I'm always keen to learn so please feel free to offer addvice/comments on my photos.
    Here are a couple of shots from my latest shoot.
    The subjects are Stacey (a friend of mine) & her boyfriend.

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    No2.
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    No3. (Quad tone version of No2)
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    No7.
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    Again, hope you like the photos.
    Gaz,
     
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    these are really good. the lighting to me is spot on! my only suggestion (and this is just my preference) is that these seem too posed. i feel like you were going for a natural, almost candid look, but you subjects almost seem uncomfortable. regardless of this i really like the set. good job!
     
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    i think number 4 would look better if he were looking down at her and im on the fence about her facial expression. maybe her eyes should be shut. maybe not.
     
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    Hi folks,
    Thanks very much for the comments.
    Yer, I was going for a candid look but didn't manage it.
    This the combination of inexperianced tog + inexperianced models!! :lol:

    I agree spiffybeth, given the chance, I would go back and change the pose
     
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    Really nice!!! :O)
     
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    Hi Artograph,
    Was worried that after you encouraged me to post them, you wouldn't like them!
     
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    It's a decent early attempt but these have that indelibly amateur look to them that I've always been at a loss to pin-point. I would PM Ryan (RMThompson), whose early work bore a remarkable resemblance to this but has since improved by leaps and bounds. I assume he finally figured out what exactly he was doing wrong.
     
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    These shots are hot to me. I think you did a great job of making these sexy without going too far.

    You can see the imprint of her undies in photo four. You might wanna clone or blur out the lines.
     
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    Did you have them hold a static pose, or did you try and capture them in motion? Sometimes, like in number six, the guy looks tense like he's having to stay still. Maybe its possible to have them move in motion and take photos in mid-movement. You know how when someone tells you to smile for a photo, its genuine for about a second, but then after that you have to hold it and it feels all tight and uncomfortable? Kinda like that. I don't know if this is a good idea or not, though. Its worth a shot! You never know, maybe it'll help your models feel more comfortable, and also get you better shots.

    Like on the last photo, just tell them to start making out :))), and shoot. Maybe it will feel more real.

    Best of luck to you. But like I said in my above post. I think they're pretty hot.
     
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    Love the lighting.
     
  11. Silverback

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    Hello again all,
    Cheers for the advice Alpha, I will go check out some of his work now.

    Thanks Senor Houn,
    The best in the set for me was No7. and that was very much "make out and I will shoot".

    Cheers for the advice....
     
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    Silverback,

    Let me try to expand upon what I said earlier, if only so I can feel better about not being stumped in some fashion. I would hazard a guess that the following are going on/are potential problems:

    1) The compositions are all very straight-forward.
    2) The framing/focal length is very "standard." That is, the angle isn't wide enough to provide the subjects with any breathing room, so to speak, but not tight enough to give that nice tight-angle feel.
    3) There's a LOT of red in the skin.

    I'll let you in on something I learned early on, and one of my maxims for shooting people: Your goal is to capture people when they are at most themselves. This requires that they make a sincere connection with the camera, and in another sense, the image. When you introduce more than one person into the image, this task becomes increasingly more difficult as each subject not only need be connecting with the camera, but also with every other subject. In short, I would suggest mastering the capture of a single person before graduating to the task of shooting multiple subjects. This is a corrolary to many other things we do, like not learning studio lighting by starting with 3 lights. Begin with one and master it, then expand.
     

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