Skweekie Presents........................Kayla #7

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  1. SkWeEkiE

    SkWeEkiE TPF Noob!

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    These are my first shots of the new year, hope you enjoy :)

    Feel free to C&C all you'd like. I can take the brutal stuff!

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    2. sorry my signature is distracting in the corner, but didn't want to cover her body
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    3. This was actually a joke shot, but i liked the natural laughter :D
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    Nice Shots...I Like the smiling one
     
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    SkWeEkiE TPF Noob!

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    Thanks :)
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Great shots of a beautiful girl...the eye contact in the first two is just mesmerizing...she is a natural.

    If anything, the stray hairs would be my only critique. Keep shooting and working on different poses. Maybe pic some shots from your/her favorite magazine and try to emulate those shots. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Great shots, she is very pretty, and as Mike said, beautiful eyes.

    My only comment would be in two her white shirt is lost in her skin. Too harsh of a flash maybe, overexposed? Not sure. Fixable in photoshop? For sure. :p
     
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    The lighting is a little direct, but overall it works well here, and it's not washed out compared to the background. Good exposure. There's a lot of grass in that first one that really isn't doing anything. I'd try a square crop for it. Nice work.

    Just trying to test myself: Did you use a flash, off camera on the first one and on shoe for the last two?
     
  7. SkWeEkiE

    SkWeEkiE TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the comments everyone! I love learning ;)

    MARKc: I used one 110w studio strobe to the front left of her (camera right) and a slightly off-white reflector to her right (camera left). thats it :)
    ...so all OFF camera lighting!
     
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    Cool. Thanks. The light looked very soft for a flash, but the highlights in her eyes made me think that it might have been a flash. I enjoy trying to read the light in image, but it can be tricky. Getting the position is usually fairly easy, but determining what kind of unit is harder.
     
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    Nice poses, good dof, very sharp, well lit.
    IMO, the first 2 are not cropped well.
    #1 is cropped so her weight is on her arm and then the arm is cut short, looking fleshy and truncated and the crop is right at bosom-line - semi-awkward.

    #2 shows a lot of flesh and then chops off her arms short of elbow.

    I would crop these much tighter or else put more of her in the picture.
    I will send my suggested crops by PM and will post them if you like.
     
  10. SkWeEkiE

    SkWeEkiE TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the additional comments everyone and the crop suggestions TRAVELER. I don't mind if you post them on here!

    ...just realized this forum has "image edition OK" now ;) i'll turn it on!
     
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    Crops posted with OP's permission.



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    Not to nitpick your crop, Traveler, but they feel a little unbalanced to me. Probably because the close eye is almost right in the middle of the image.

    I just tried cropping the first one and couldn't find one I really liked. I think the combination of her leaning back and the crop coming up as far as it does on the bottom makes it difficult. I think her pose combines better with a horizontal, but with more of her in the image. If I were to crop this one, it would end up really tight, but even when I do, I can still see the slouch.

    On the second one, I do agree that the large area of bare flesh pulls my eye (bright areas do that), but again, I can't really find a good crop that I like, so I'd probably leave that one. Changing the lighting up or the pose would help with that if you were to reshoot.
     

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