Hello! I was wondering if anyone with pin-up experience could give me some constructive critique/criticism on my pin-up photos. They're my first ones, professionally. I've always considered myself a "pin-up" my whole life, always having a fascination with the 1940s, retro, rockabilly, cheesecake, pin-up era. I would love to pursue this passion even further and for it to become a regular hobby. Aside from any critiquing on the lights or photography or any technical skills (because I know NOTHING about any of that yet because I haven't learned enough about it yet), could you critique just me, please? This was my first shoot so I was a little shy. I understand the pin-up has very exaggerated movements and facial expressions. I tried my best. But for next time, what could I do to improve even more? I appreciate the good, the bad, and the ugly! Thank you!!
Dec 28 12 07:58 am Link
Union, New Jersey, US
congrats on your first pinup shoot!
I think you are doing the genre justice and have some poses and facial expressions you can be proud of!
In my opinion, these are among your nicest shots so far:
But I suggest nixing these:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30641821 (flattering to you but cut off and of a themed series represented enough), maybe cut a couple more from the tool series to not have as much repetition
Dec 28 12 04:28 pm Link
Excellent advice, thank you so much!!! I think you're correct! My next shoot I'm going to try to add more animated facial expressions and a couple different themed photos, to gather more variety. I will also try a new hairstyle, too! Thank you so much!
Dec 29 12 04:38 pm Link
Chicago, Illinois, US
not bad, i would (if you want to focus on pin up poses) go thru some books, i ve seen a couple and they give great pics samples etc on old and new stuff ... good start though.
Dec 29 12 06:44 pm Link
Thank you! I'm working on that very thing now! I appreciate it!
Dec 29 12 08:50 pm Link