Tracy: Model Test

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  1. JackRabbit

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    Very neat location and nice lighting but I'm not a fan of either pose.
     
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    I agree, nice lighting but the poses aren't working for me.
     
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    Nice spot, I love the sun in the first shot. She looks uncomfortable though
     
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    The poses don't really bother me that much.
    But yeah she was kind of a new model so her posing skills were sort of lacking a little bit.
     
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    She makes no connection with the camera in either shot.

    #1 - She has a tree branch running through her head and the tree on the left in the background looks like a black blob. Some fill would help to add definition to her left arm, the shadows are too strong. There is a lack of connection between her right arm going down the side of her body and the right hand magically appears out of nowhere on her knee. The left hand knuckles look misplaced. As an aside, the bottom of her right knee looks as if it were a shot of Mini-Me's ass.

    #2 - There is a very hard shadow line on her left arm. Looks like a dark stocking was worn. Again, some stragetically placed fill light may have reduced such a hard line. The pose is just awful.


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    Forgot to add..... she is a lovely looking model. If she is just starting out with modeling, take advantage of the opportunity. This would be a good time to work together and hone both of your skills.
     
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  7. Aye-non Oh-non Imus

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    Cool, now we know. This doesn't apply to you......

    You'd rather waddle in your lame excuses for why certain minute details, but correctable aspects of you photos, are sub-par. :thumbsup: for your stance.
     
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    First, test has a specific meaning and this is not a test. A test is when you audition a model for a paid assignment in the future. Unless you've been hired to do a shoot or her rates are in line with WalMart employees (before the gender discrimination lawsuit), then you're not testing.

    Second, the poses aren't working. I'm not saying that they aren't working for me. They just aren't working.
     
  9. JackRabbit

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    Ok well this was a test to see if she was suitable for a concept shoot that I have planned for the future. Audition didn't seem suitable so I chose test. Technicalities aren't really all that important...

    And yes, I know the posing was bad. I was working with it the whole day. She was hard to work with.
     
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    Nice to hear you've made your peace. It's OK if the posing is bad. After all, you're doing another shoot.
     
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    Yeah I definitely won't be using her in my concept shoot. She was too hard to work with
     

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