Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by JenLavazza, Mar 25, 2010.
C and C please!
Something about the crop isn't doing it for me. I'd love to see other images from this shoot, though, as this specific expression and pose seems a little bit "off", but I can't put my finger on what it is. LOVE the exposure and processing, though. I prefer the following crops: (I hope it's OK that I post them)
Lovely model. I don't like the background all that much. Is that house siding? The model is too "square" to the camera, making the pic have that mug shot feeling.
What a beautiful smile
I appreciate any and all help! Thank you. Something seems off to me as well...IDK.
Is this one better?? Worse?
I think with those eyes and smile i would get in closer,but her top looks to prim and proper as we say in the Uk
the smile looks forced to me in the first photo...
in the second one... the expression is better... but i'd say a vertical crop may work better since the background doesn't seem to add much...
I love the second but in the first I see a bit of an orange cast on her face probably from her shirt.
Have your subjects sit/stand tall, lean forward just slightly at the waist, one foot slightly in front of the other with 80% of their weight on the back foot.
The pose #1 looks pretty stiff and doesn't look natural and relaxed. partly, as mentioned above, because of the shoulder angle to the
In #2 her chin is to high and she is leaning back slightly.
In both it's her eyes that convey the tension and part of that is because there are almost no shadows to create a sense of mood and give some modeling and depth to the facial mask.
Us the portrait camera orientation when you make portraits of individuals and fill the frame when you have plain homogenous backgrounds that don't add anything to the story the image is telling.
Second set: what a beautiful smile. I like the background better here. However, there is just too much of it. Like gsgary said, zoom in closer to the model, and use "portrait" mode. Her head is tilted a bit much. Her arms are not in a flattering position...I'm not sure if she was holding on to something. The catch light in her eyes is great.
Excellent tips! :thumbup:
I think I just need to stay on the other side of the camera!!
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