Pics for my Portfolio-Bring on the Critiques!

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by JennysLens, Feb 25, 2008.

  1. JennysLens

    JennysLens TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 20, 2007
    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Missouri
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Yesterday my cousin and I went out so I could practice some techniques, let me know what you think of the pics.

    1.
    [​IMG]


    2. [​IMG]
    I like the way her green eyes pop in this picture, but I'm not sure about the coloring.

    3.
    [​IMG]

    4.
    [​IMG]
    I like the attitude in this one, it fits her personality.

    If you want to critique a few others go to: www.jennyslens.blogspot.com
    I just started the blog today because I'm still trying to decide if I'm cut out for this whole photography thing, so your critque is very important. :)
     
  2. D-50

    D-50 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2006
    Messages:
    1,043
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Overall they are decent but for a portfolio to show potential clients Im not sure. The last one is really the only one that I would consider for a porfolio. It has a sense of emotin to it whereas I feel the others do not. That is just my opinion though. Keep on working though. You've got the idea, now just keep refining it.
     
  3. rawrasaur

    rawrasaur TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Messages:
    16
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    It can be hard to have an untrained model look "natural" when they pose. Generally I like to have them relaxed, walking around some place with a nice background and snap pictures every once in a while (or when they least expect it).
     
  4. Shibby!

    Shibby! TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Oct 10, 2007
    Messages:
    283
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Calgary, Ab. Canada
    Not that my opinion holds much water, but I think 1 and 4 are good. 1 there might be some highlights that are a bit extreme, but unless you are modifying the light source, it isn't easily changed. Hell, even when you have control it's still difficult. (what I'm trying now)

    2 is alright. Nice eyes, but I think the light comes into play again. Almost looks shaddowed.

    3. The opposite of 2, maybe too much bright. Causes eyes to squint. Also, the tight crop leads to a lot of the same colour. I guess I find that a bit overpowering?


    Now if I can take my own advice and use it myself. . . .


    Oohhh yeaa! One more thing. Something I read on here. A person responded to some other critisizm I was reading on a post a few months back and said: You have to sell your image on here to get better critisizm. He was talking about how the photo's were presented. I think on that post they were just a bunch of piled photo's, but I find if photos have a boarder, and also sized approximately the same, they look a lot more presentable. This helps with people's opinions overal and improves the picture in the end.
     
  5. noob873

    noob873 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2007
    Messages:
    453
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    southern california
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Thats what I was thinking too, these just dont look very natural to me. I think the first and last are probably the best of them.
     

Share This Page