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Photographer

M Worsley Photography

Posts: 7

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

As I'm still learning I would like your opinions on my portfolio. Where am I lacking, areas of improvement, etc. Thanks for your time.

Dec 26 12 01:57 am Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8842

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121112/06/50a1060f44123_m.jpg
This is a nice picture
However you are cutting hands off
Eyes do not seem as sharp as they could be
Whites of eyes and teeth seem over processed

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121014/07/507acfcc3a87a_m.jpg
This would really feel better if the hands were included

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121104/03/50964c4e83cf2_m.jpg
Model is way to centered
The fence is a big distraction
Model cut in half by pipe running through her mid section
Think long fingers not a fist

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121028/06/508d303f030cd_m.jpg
Models right knee is locked
Toes in negative pose [pointed in]
Move models left arm away from body to show her form

Dec 26 12 07:23 am Link

Photographer

M Worsley Photography

Posts: 7

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

Thank you. I see exactly what you are saying and I will improve. My only question is what do you mean the model is too centered?

Dec 26 12 05:31 pm Link

Photographer

DavidCoward Photography

Posts: 629

Sandy Springs, Georgia, US

M Worsley Photography wrote:
Thank you. I see exactly what you are saying and I will improve. My only question is what do you mean the model is too centered?

I think he means the model is centered in the frame. With a full body shot like this, you might want to use the rule of thirds and place her toward one side and have her body turned slightly toward the open space. And he's also right about her hands: they should be open, not fisted.

Dec 27 12 02:58 am Link

Photographer

M Worsley Photography

Posts: 7

Virginia Beach, Virginia, US

DavidCoward Photography wrote:

I think he means the model is centered in the frame. With a full body shot like this, you might want to use the rule of thirds and place her toward one side and have her body turned slightly toward the open space. And he's also right about her hands: they should be open, not fisted.

Gotcha. Thanks. Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

Dec 27 12 09:19 am Link