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Photographer

SplendorShots

Posts: 11

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

I am pretty new (about 3 months). Thanks.

Jan 26 13 07:29 am Link

Photographer

L2Photography net

Posts: 2543

University City, Missouri, US

Keep shooting work on your lighting. Try a hair light with black backgrounds maybe some color. Warms up shoot out doors. Look for a photographer in your area that you can mentor with.
L2

Jan 26 13 07:42 am Link

Photographer

SplendorShots

Posts: 11

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Thank you for your feedback....My boyfriend is mentoring me so it is hard to get truely un-biased opinions from him lol.

Jan 26 13 08:29 am Link

Photographer

dcsmooth

Posts: 1199

Detroit, Michigan, US

Nice start, practice makes perfect. Experiment with lighting, and above all don't limit yourself to indoor, studio type work. When the weather lets you, move outside and experiment with natural light and locations, perhaps in a park or rural area.

You can also attend group shoots and watch how others do their thing.

Jan 26 13 08:38 am Link

Photographer

Young Image photography

Posts: 98

Binghamton, New York, US

You might want to kick up the contrast.  Try varying poses.  Just about all the shots have models head at the same angle.

Jan 31 13 06:44 pm Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8923

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130131/18/510b22fed4f77_m.jpg
Shooting down on a model will tend to shorten them
Vignetting seems a bit heavy; a little goes a long way
Threads under models left armpit

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130131/18/510b22fda0393_m.jpg
Looks like you added the black background, but there are voids around models head
Think you did a great job on composition and filling the frame

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130131/18/510b22fc79255_m.jpg
Models right arm, if you show me the elbow, then would like to see her hand
Think if model were looking at camera there would be more connection

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130131/18/510b22f9d23ce_m.jpg
For me this is your best head and shoulders portrait
Think it might work out better to crop some off the bottom [2 to 3 inches as measured on the model]
Could also Photoshop the stray hair right side of models neck

For 3 months in you are doing a good job

Feb 01 13 05:00 am Link