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Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by omalley, Mar 31, 2005.

  1. omalley

    omalley TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone, I just joined the forum and would like to introduce myself. The work I usually do is of the 'fine art' variety (www.jmomalley.com is my website) and am getting into portraits/headshots as a way to get income. I am currently building a portfolio, and here are some shots I've taken. Please give me your opinions.
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    Might be a dumb question, but why do you persist in cutting off the top of her head? It's clearly intentional and you do it in every shot. I find it a tad frustrating to be honest.

    Otherwise, the shots are great. I like the lighting, although it certainly is not usual "studio lighting" - I particularly like the 4th shot. Nice work.
     
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    The captures look nice and natural. I like most of the crops with the top of the head missing but not all of them. Post more and I will check out your site soon.

    Eric
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    My thoughts exactly, Duckie!
    Actually, my dad taught me this as a mistake, i.e. to crop the top of a person's head off, but then he taught me what HE felt was right, not was GENERALLY is right (for there is no GENERAL right or wrong) - but I still live with his teachings, can't seem to shake them off easily...

    All in all I like the lighting VERY MUCH!
    If only I could do people's photography.... *wistful*
     
  5. omalley

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    Thanks for your comments, everyone.
     

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