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Photographer

Moodscapes

Posts: 422

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

This was shot with a wide angle as the model was swinging around the pole. Do you think the lens distortion is too much? I like the sense of dynamism it creates but may be too much? Any thoughts?
Thanks
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Jan 22 13 11:48 pm Link

Photographer

Neil Snape

Posts: 9473

Paris, Île-de-France, France

It is part of the picture that keeps it lively.

I can't say I would have suppressed the background to white though. You have a wa shot , normally they need the decor to keep them honest.

I like the distortion, the lines shapes but don't like the cut out look.

Jan 22 13 11:52 pm Link

Photographer

Moodscapes

Posts: 422

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Neil Snape wrote:
It is part of the picture that keeps it lively.

I can't say I would have suppressed the background to white though. You have a wa shot , normally they need the decor to keep them honest.

I like the distortion, the lines shapes but don't like the cut out look.

Thanks for that - very much appreciate the feedback. Yeah the background was a problem - bank of square windows that completely broke up the shot and drew your eye right away from the model.

Jan 23 13 12:03 am Link

Photographer

Shy L

Posts: 584

Burlington, Vermont, US

Her legs are tripping me out.  One looks freakishly long and the other super tiny.  The torso portion looks wonderful, though.

Jan 28 13 01:04 pm Link

Model

NicoleNudes

Posts: 3863

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The angle of the model is fine.

What did you do to the background though?
I'd fix that if anything. Just looks like you put a purple block on the bottom of the picture.

Jan 28 13 01:07 pm Link