Which Newbie Photo Do You Like More?

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  1. eminart

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    And what do you think of them in general? Improvements?

    They're cropped to fit a brochure I'm working on.
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Major possible improvement for next time: let her keep her knee-caps. She must hurt so much now as you chopped them off her by your frame ;).

    I do like the use of natural light, focus could still be a bit better, her eyes seem ever so slightly OUT of focus ... and it seems like the colour version still holds some more detail.
     
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    i think the black and white adds a bit more to the picture

    but just to me it doesnt seem that natural, reading like that
    i mean, holding maybe a 400 page hardcover with one hand, while sitting in that kind of chair, just seems uncomfortable
    or maybe ive just been too lazy lately hahah
     
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    Well, maybe I should clarify -- This shot is for a brochure that's advertising a chocolate shop. It's kind of a "coffee shop" sort of chocolate shop. They have various chocolates, pastries, and drinks. It's supposed to be kind of a retro/hip/artsy/punk/fashionable place. This is for a class.
     
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    ah i see
    well now thats a bit different
    i thought it was for like a hotel or something
    anyway in that case you might want to try a different angle that really displays the drink as the center of attention, like maybe across the table or something
     
  6. TamiyaGuy

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    I would say the colour one, although I don't really like her bright blue skirt. It just seems to give a bit more attention to the coffee mug. Maybe desaturate the image a bit, and it'd be great.
     
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    haha or maybe she has strong arms :mrgreen:

    well I agree with what the others said. you may want to add a cake or some cookies or any other products that chocolate shop has to offer their customers. and the colored one would be better since it seems to show whole a lot more than just a chick with a book :D
     
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    i like the color one... the black and white pic does have sort of sad effect on me.. if that makes any sense.
     
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    Light on her face is just a bit harsh, apart from that i like the color photo. Looks good in general. Maybe if you could de-emphasize the metal table, it looks too strict and cold, whereas chocolate and coffee = warm, cozy feel (another reason to not go B&W here).
     
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    I like the coloured one - I think the colours look really nice together and it looks more interesting to me.

    It looks a little too posed to me, because with the handle of the mug facing us, she wouldn't be able to drink it with her right hand, even though it is nearby and curled in such a way that makes it look like she wants to drink. And if she's like me when reading, I need to do one thing with each hand, so that I can read and have chocolate at the same time!

    Of course maybe it's one of those fancy 2-handled mugs. Or she's going to pick it up without the handle. Or she'll put the book down and use two hands.
     
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    I like the black and white, but I would PP it with a bit more contrast.

    I agree with most everyone's comments, maybe putting more of the 'goods' on the table to promote the product. Plus she does look a bit uncomfortable.
     
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    Black and white is always a good thing for a majority of pictures. It adds that dramatic tone. Very good picture.
     

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