Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by tirediron, Jul 16, 2016.
Had this young lady in the studio this afternoon; thoughts? Suggestions..
Very nice John, I like her expression. Shows a bit of pride...
Thanks Rick; I liked that too; she was not a 'smiler', but I think this works well.
Many good things, but in the name of constructive criticism, I don't like her hand that is holding the helmet. It's in a somewhat awkward position and we're seeing it at a bad angle. The worst part is that it's a very bright spot in a dark (low key) field, so it stands out quite a bit.
Hands are often one of the hardest things to pose well. What I try to do (when I remember to be cognoscente of the hands) is position them so that only the slim side of the hand is facing the camera.
As a test, I looked at this image with the bottom cropped off so that the hands and pants weren't visible...and it instantly became (IMO) a better portrait because he face stood out, without the distraction of the bright areas that were in the lower area.
I get that this is 'the outfit' and for her use, it's probably better to include the helmet and pants etc...but strictly as a portrait of her, I think it works better with keeping the whole thing low key.
I get it but man, tough crowd.
Very nice! I agree about the hand, but still nice!
Very nice capture. The Dressage clothing benefits from the helmet as it's part of the outfit. Including the feet in the tall boots may have been good also. Did you try a pose with her at more of an angle to the camera?
very well done!
the hands dont bother me except that i might have preferred the fingers on her right hand laying flat against the helmet instead of curved.
any crop above the waist and the entire point of the outfit (and the shot) goes right out the window.
I think if you darkened up her right hand just a tad to match the left it would help a bit.
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