Photographer

Surreal Studio

Posts: 11

Merthyr Tydfil, Wales, United Kingdom

Hi guys I've just started on here and would like to know what you think of this picture it's from my first shoot an edit, all feedback welcome thanks!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120709/21/4ffbb19677cea_m.jpg

Jul 09 12 11:18 pm Link

Photographer

Brick Wilson

Posts: 370

Carol Stream, Illinois, US

It's kind of silly to be honest. Those glow effects look unnatural and add nothing. In fact the blue glow is sitting right on top of a cast shadow which is completely backwards.

There's nothing wrong with special effects, but use them for a specific goal instead of randomly.

PS: Lens flare!

Jul 10 12 09:22 am Link

Retoucher

Ledo retouch

Posts: 1164

Lodi, California, US

Brick Wilson wrote:
It's kind of silly to be honest. Those glow effects look unnatural and add nothing. In fact the blue glow is sitting right on top of a cast shadow which is completely backwards.
PS: Lens flare!

+1
with a light, soft tone background most effects would end up flat and dull

Jul 10 12 03:24 pm Link

Digital Artist

Arte Imaginarium

Posts: 82

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand

I can kinda see the style you were gunning for with this edit but yeah...unfortunately you've fallen short of the mark. This particular style is not easy to execute but you know, practice makes perfect.

Aug 21 12 01:17 am Link

Retoucher

AKMac

Posts: 348

London, England, United Kingdom

I think it would be good to post a simple, no-nonsense image if you want to get simple no-nonsense feedback.

Aug 22 12 07:52 am Link