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jennie b

Posts: 14

Signal Mountain, Tennessee, US

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

Model

Acanthus Tattoos

Posts: 432

Union, New Jersey, US

congrats on your first pinup shoot! smile

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:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30641923
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30641886

But I suggest nixing these:
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/30641902
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

Model

jennie b

Posts: 14

Signal Mountain, Tennessee, US

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

Hair Stylist

Platform Artist

Posts: 157

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

Model

jennie b

Posts: 14

Signal Mountain, Tennessee, US

Thank you!  I'm working on that very thing now!  I appreciate it!  smile

Dec 29 12 08:50 pm Link