- Nov 13, 2008
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- Can others edit my Photos
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Some from last night
Dude... get out of the beginners forum. Love 1-4. My only nit pick (and it is small) are the few blown areas: chair under her legs in 1, ruffle in 2, shoulder in 3. The hat seems to be really sucking the light in number 4, but I'm not looking at the hat for some reason.
I think they're pretty good. The white background looks a little glowing in the first 1. And she could make a different expression every now and then, not so serious every pic. but i think you did a good job and have some good poses though.
I think your photos suffer from poor or uneven lighting. I'll explain what I mean:
1. Do you notice how the left side of the frame is better exposed than the right side of the frame? If you look at her legs and shoes, you'll see that there's almost a milky haze over that side of the frame. It almost looks even like the image gets softer on the right side. I think this mostly has to do with the conditions in which you composed the shot and what the light had to bounce off of in the room you were in.
2. Probably the strongest of the set, however you covered up part of her body with your watermark. That's normally considered bad practice.
3. The black background makes it appear as though she has far less hair than she does. There's not enough definition, or sheen on her hair to make it stand out from the black background.
4. Suffers less from the lighting that plagued #1. But still looks slightly out of focus for whatever reason. It become very apparent around her earring.
5. Lost definition in hair, use of excessive skin softening, and the earring again looks out of focus and I find to be very distracting.
You seem to be getting a lot of praise from these shots, but to be honest I'm not really impressed. I think the lighting needs a lot of reworking, and you should exercise more subtlety when processing images.
Studio lights does not a professional photographer make. But you're probably on the right track.