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Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Can anyone help?

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517384 (18+)
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517312 (18+)

Hope you like,
Thanks to all,
Arya x

Feb 01 13 10:07 pm Link

Photographer

EdwardKristopher

Posts: 3377

Dallas, Texas, US

Love them...!

Feb 01 13 10:11 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

EdwardKristopher wrote:
Love them...!

Thank you very much Edward ... but if you had to decide just one??? Arya x

Feb 01 13 10:17 pm Link

Photographer

Images by MR

Posts: 8000

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

I like 2

Feb 01 13 10:17 pm Link

Model

Jac Knight

Posts: 374

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

the close up is nicer.

Feb 01 13 10:18 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Images by MR wrote:
I like 2

Thank you smile

Feb 01 13 10:22 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Jac Knight wrote:
the close up is nicer.

Thank you very much for value opinion, Arya x

Feb 01 13 10:23 pm Link

Photographer

Mark

Posts: 2903

New York, New York, US

thumbs down on both. Your port has no need for these- and it looks like you have had a caesarean

Feb 01 13 10:27 pm Link

Photographer

S A L I N G E R

Posts: 604

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

My preference is number 2 too. Makes the image more about you than the space you're occupying.

Feb 01 13 10:31 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Mark wrote:
thumbs down on both. Your port has no need for these- and it looks like you have had a caesarean

Do you think girls with scars shouldn't modeling Sir? smile

Feb 01 13 10:36 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

S A L I N G E R wrote:
My preference is number 2 too. Makes the image more about you than the space you're occupying.

Yes Sir, I know what you mean, thank you very much, Arya x

Feb 01 13 10:39 pm Link

Photographer

Vintagevista

Posts: 11187

Sun City, California, US

You have better already - but number 2 is the better one in my mind.  You fill the space well - and the first one - there is little that the scenery adds to the image - so why have it? if it does not enhance you and your pose?

Feb 01 13 10:44 pm Link

Model

Jeannie Kayla

Posts: 109

Linz, Oberösterreich, Austria

Well, to me number 1 is more captivating.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517384

Feb 01 13 10:50 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Vintagevista wrote:
You have better already - but number 2 is the better one in my mind.  You fill the space well - and the first one - there is little that the scenery adds to the image - so why have it, if it does not enhance you and your pose.

yes, there seems to be a consensus on this although I do like the location too, thank you very much for leaving critique, Arya x

Feb 01 13 10:51 pm Link

Photographer

SYCF

Posts: 276

Los Angeles, California, US

#2

Feb 01 13 10:56 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Jeannie Kayla wrote:
Well, to me number 1 is more captivating.
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517384

I thinking number 1 is my fav too, thanks for leaving comment, Arya x

Feb 01 13 10:58 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

SYCF wrote:
#2

Thank you very much Sir, Arya x

Feb 01 13 10:59 pm Link

Photographer

my_other_profile

Posts: 666

Ankeny, Iowa, US

Arya-Tara wrote:

Do you think girls with scars shouldn't modeling Sir? smile

There is nothing wrong with your scar.
For  what it's worth, I'm with everyone else - I prefer the tighter crop.

Feb 01 13 11:17 pm Link

Photographer

ArtGlo

Posts: 506

Peru, Illinois, US

Arya-Tara wrote:
Can anyone help?

http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517384 (18+)
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517312 (18+)

Hope you like,
Thanks to all,
Arya x

sorry, i vote neither.  the arms are unnaturally tight to the head giving a very static appearance to the image.

Feb 01 13 11:24 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

my_other_profile wrote:

There is nothing wrong with your scar.
For  what it's worth, I'm with everyone else - I prefer the tighter crop.

I agree on you about scar, thanks, Arya x

Feb 01 13 11:32 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

ArtGlo wrote:

sorry, i vote neither.  the arms are unnaturally tight to the head giving a very static appearance to the image.

good opinion on you Sir, thank you critique my photo, Arya x

Feb 01 13 11:34 pm Link

Photographer

Decay of Memory

Posts: 611

Asheville, North Carolina, US

Although the tighter crop is appealing I prefer #1 with that great curvy line through the body from head to toe. I'm also enjoying the bit of setting I get, it adds a nostalgic and exotic touch.

Feb 02 13 07:45 am Link

Photographer

Supermodel Photographer

Posts: 3309

Oyster Bay, New York, US

Mark wrote:
thumbs down on both. Your port has no need for these- and it looks like you have had a caesarean

Arya-Tara wrote:
Do you think girls with scars shouldn't modeling Sir? smile

I didn't realize it was a scar; I thought it was an indentaiton left by a recentlly removed undergarment.

Feb 02 13 08:02 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

I like both but the second crop is a better overall image.

Feb 02 13 08:48 am Link

Photographer

B R U N E S C I

Posts: 25319

Bath, England, United Kingdom

Aaron Lewis Photography wrote:
I like both but the second crop is a better overall image.

+1




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Feb 02 13 09:48 am Link

Photographer

Tangent Pictures

Posts: 43

Montpellier, Languedoc-Roussillon, France

#2 as well, though #1 could have held the merits of composition and full body. But it's clogged with randoms bits that compete with the model for attention.

While in #2, the nice bokeh bkg draw us to the model. And back, and back again...

Scar: Photoshop > Clone Stamp Tool (S) - isn't life simple, *sometimes*? smile

Feb 02 13 12:33 pm Link

Photographer

John Coupe Photography

Posts: 184

Huntington Beach, California, US

I say the first one, nut it needs to be cropped, your expression is better on the first.

Feb 02 13 12:43 pm Link

Photographer

PIEntertainment

Posts: 1292

Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Second one looks much better close up!

Feb 02 13 12:50 pm Link

Photographer

Michael Kerrek

Posts: 1422

Orlando, Florida, US

S A L I N G E R wrote:
My preference is number 2 too. Makes the image more about you than the space you're occupying.

This. smile

(though I also agree that it might be nicer without the lines on the stomach area, whatever their origination. They're just distracting. This is the same reason why some people shoot "strip" sets in reverse, so lines from tight clothing don't show.)

Feb 02 13 12:51 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Thanks so much everyone, really appreciate you all critique me well, Arya x

Feb 02 13 03:40 pm Link

Photographer

BCADULTART

Posts: 2003

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Feb 02 13 03:43 pm Link

Photographer

Scott Murphy Photo

Posts: 72

Pensacola, Florida, US

You are shooting DX aren't you? The background is very busy and it is way too sharp. One of the biggest drawbacks to DX is you are forced to work with lenses of shorter focal length, and therefore, greater depth of field. In order to get soft backgrounds you have to work with larger apertures. Since most people who are shooting digital are using slower zooms, you are forced to go with smaller apertures, again, with greater depth of field. Also, I find her face too dark, it could stand a little lightening too so it matches the tone of the rest of her body.

All is not lost though, it can be fixed in Photoshop by selecting the background and using the box blur tool. Just make sure you don't hightlight right along the outline of the model or it will blur that too and ruin the image.

http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o690/photodotnet/nudes_zps6a8ad889.jpg

Feb 02 13 03:48 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

BCADULTART wrote:
In my opinion #1 or: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517384 (18+)

Thank you Sir, Arya x

Feb 02 13 03:56 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Scott T Murphy wrote:
You are shooting DX aren't you? The background is very busy and it is way too sharp. That is one of the biggest drawbacks to DX is you are working with lenses of shorter focal length, and therefore, greater depth of field.

All is not lost though, it can be fixed in Photoshop by selecting the background and using the box blur tool. Just make sure you don't hightlight right along the out of the model or it will blur that too

http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o690/photodotnet/nudes_zpscb17ec61.jpg

wow thanks very much Sir, Arya x

Feb 02 13 04:00 pm Link

Photographer

Tom Linkens

Posts: 6424

Lititz, Pennsylvania, US

^ 18+ images you may want to link. Just fyi.

Feb 02 13 04:22 pm Link

Model

Cole Morrison

Posts: 3958

Portland, Oregon, US

lovely

i prefer 1

Feb 02 13 06:07 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Tom Linkens wrote:
^ 18+ images you may want to link. Just fyi.

is already link, Arya x

Feb 02 13 08:49 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 205

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Cole Morrison wrote:
lovely

i prefer 1

thank you Cole, Arya x

Feb 02 13 08:50 pm Link

Photographer

Hi_Spade Photography

Posts: 897

Darlington, South Carolina, US

Both are great but I like #1 the best.

Feb 02 13 09:02 pm Link

Photographer

Jackson frontier photos

Posts: 531

Joplin, Missouri, US

First one, is framed better by the trees, better imo.

Feb 02 13 09:11 pm Link