Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by KAikens318, Oct 21, 2009.
You are posting in the Pro section so this is going to be a bit stronger of a critique than in other sections.
I can see the Rembrandt lighting in this but the focus point did not hit the eyes, they are soft when they should be sharp.
This image lacks in a few ways, thing like the underwear showing, the wrinkles in the background and not enough contrast in you black and whit conversion. This looks like you need at least one more light on the background.
This image looks awkward, to me it looks forced and not natural, as well it looks like it should have been shot horizontal, but you lighting looks better on this one.
It is a bit too small to tell if it is sharp, but again I do not get the peaceful feeling I think you where going for with this one. It seems like there is a bit to much black space around this one. You subjects head is too centered. (See Rule of 3rds)
I like this one, it is fun but could use a bit more light to really make it pop.
Without the hand coming in from nowhere this would have been a stronger shot. With no arm attached to the hand it is just floating there. For this type of shot a wider crop would be better. And it looks like you white balance might be a bit warm on this one.
This is just my opinion.
work on quality and composition.
The first two are nice, although I feel a somewhat lower camera angle on the second would help.... not so much that his body become foreshortened... just a bit.
Three of the rest are shot "out of key," and it's not doing anything good.
I gotta ask... the shot of the two guys together? Umm... what is their relationship? Placing them into this pose... with that pinkish background... well, I think its clear what the problem is.
Only problems I have with 'working on composition' is that I work at a portrait studio where we have no control over the lighting or camera settings. We are not allowed to position where the strobe is located, cannot touch the ISO, Fstop or shutter speed (Which as a photographer is killing me)
But thank you for the critique, I do appreciate it!
They are married. There is no problem. They wanted the red tulle underneath their heads.
That's not a photographer, that's a button pusher. What kind of a portrait studio gives the photographer no control of the results?????
On another note, composition doesn't have anything to do with ISO, aperture of shutter speed, those are the keys to correct exposure. Composition is the pleasing arrangement of the subject in the portraits. You DO have control over that right?
That's not a right place to work as a "professional"
Is that where these were taken?
(Wouldn't your employer own the rights to these photos?)
That's exactly what I was thinking.....shouldn't be posting these on here
From what I understand, that is exactly how Target, Walmart, etc. run their portrait business. And yes, agreed, that is a button pusher. I considered trying a part time job at one of these places until I understood it wouldn't help me learn anything about photography.
No, I bought the cds and rights to these photos
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