Redneck modeling part 2 lol CC

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by luvmyfamily, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. e.rose

    e.rose Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    1. I don't like the crop of the first one, or the fact that you're shooting up at her. It's just an awkward angle for me as a veiwer. I feel as though the coloring is a little yellow as well? Maybe that's just me though. If I were you, I would have brought my camera at least to eye-level and then cropped it vertically from at least the waist up for this one.

    2. Someone asked you if you photoshopped the sky because they apparently don't understand the relationship between flash and ambient light in a single exposure. :lol: THAT being said... you have too much flash... not enough ambient light. :lol: The first thing my eyes to go are her jeans because they're light up like Christmas due to the strong flash exposure. You needed to drop the exposure on the flash a stop... maybe even almost two (I'm still learning to guesstimate :lol: ) and then if your overall exposure was too dark, up your ISO or open your aperture a bit to make up for your flash exposure change. And now that I look at it again... it also looks like your flash was aimed too low. It's stronger on her legs and the grass and starts to fall off around her chest. Did you have any sort of modifier on your flash? The light also seems to harsh for this sort of thing.

    As far as the posing goes, she seems unsure of what to do with her hands. I would have directed her to do something more with them than just let them hang there. I also would have turned her hips slightly more away from the camera, and turned her face slightly more towards the camera

    3. Again... this shot calls for a more vertical crop. It also looks like you had some camera shake going on so it's not sharp like it should be. I'm assuming someone already told you that you needed fill flash here.

    4. Her expression is unsure in this shot. As far as the posing is concerned, I would have either had her standing or sitting completely... I'm not into having her on her knees like that. Also, again, I think her face should have been turned more towards you. I don't like that weed because it's running into her foot... but on the other hand... had she been standing, I don't think it would have bothered me as much.

    Also... I'm not digging the shoes here.

    That's not really a helpful comment... cause... I just sat here staring at this for like 3 minutes trying to figure out what the eff I'd have had her wear instead... but... I'm fashionably deficient. S'why I call up my wardrobe stylist friend for stuff like that, haha. But the shoes just don't look like they belong.

    5. See... the weed doesn't bother me here :lol: But the fact that you're shooting up at them does. Get eye level... or even shoot down for this one. I'm not into the pose either in this one. If you HAD to have her leg attached to him somehow, I would have just had her wrap it around him on her own, where it was comfortable for her and not pulling her jeans too tight across her butt. Having him hold up her leg is too... I dunno what word I'm looking for, but it's too something not desirable. :lol:

    6. It looks a bit underexposed to me. His eyes look closed, and I wouldn't have had her hand hiding her face. The fact that they're looking at each other already cuts the connection from them to the viewer... having her block her face cuts it even *more*. I'm also distracted by the slanted lines on the wall and that weed coming up by her butt, haha.

    It's gonna take some practice, but you'll get there! :sillysmi:



    AND...

    Whoever got offended by this shoot is... kind of... ridiculous.

    I've seen FAR worse with models who ARE younger (17... 18...)

    There's nothing wrong with what was done here.

    Sorry. Just had to say it. :lmao:


     
  2. luvmyfamily

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    Just had a chance to log back on. Busy week. I read ALL of your CC, and rather than reply to each one, Thank you!! I know these 2 people and borrowed them for practice. Flashfill, framing, angles, posing, and more practice with the speed lite. Already replied to the sharpening earlier, if sharpening needs to happen, I'm glad to know I can do it in PS and select areas. I love the edit side by side of the eyes and the idea of a silver reflector! Anyway, sorry I didnt respond to each of you individually for the great advice, but short on time all this week. P.s. I always print stuff like this out, and printed each page to have on reference and I'm reading it again on paper before heading to bed. :) Thank ya!!!
     
  3. luvmyfamily

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    Oh, the only thing I find confusing is in previous portraits I have posted, I have been told not to take them straight on, was even told to put them up. Which one is it?
     
  4. Ernicus

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    I agree with the hair covering the swimsuit on that image that was edited. To me, we are being teased with some cloth, not cleavage. Since the model does not have cleavage to tease the viewer, we are left with cloth...and it's not rewarding. Cover up the cloth with hair and we are left with mystery and wondering...which is not rewarding but leaves a better image in our head as we are forced to fill out the mystery with our imagination. ;-)

    and yeah, I'm a perv...oh well.
     
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    Not take what straight on?
     
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    You know what, never mind that. I guess it depends on what portrait, background, props you are using as to what angle you should choose. I personally think all portraits taken straight on would be boring, but we all have our opinions. Not these I have posted, but for future reference. Like someone on a couch might be more interesting taken "upward," photographer laying on the floor getting the couch and subject for example. Once again, busy week, hopefully next week I'll have more time to spend on here. Only able to pop on and off.....
     

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