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Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 208

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Hi_Spade Photography wrote:
Both are great but I like #1 the best.

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
First one, is framed better by the trees, better imo.

thank you for critique my photo, I prefer #1 too, Arya x

Feb 02 13 09:34 pm Link

Photographer

DRaskin Photography

Posts: 167

Sacramento, California, US

My initial reaction was to like #2 better. But then I went back and looked at them again and I actually like #1 better. #2 has the benefit of the tighter crop and the model not having to compete with the background, so that makes her stand out more. If this was a different type of picture other than the nude shot, then I'd go with #2. Being that it is a nude, I like #1 better as it shows the entire body, the positioning of the legs, and the curves of the model better. I also like the framing effect of the trees, and the elements on the ground; the leaves, texture, etc.  Some may argue that these other elements distract from the focus, but I feel that they add to the atmosphere of the shot and it gives me a context in which to put the featured model. To me it helps create a story around it.  In #2, without the enviromental elements, it's just a shot of a nude model. At least that's my opinion  and why I like #1 better.

Feb 02 13 10:05 pm Link

Photographer

David Thorpe

Posts: 689

Brandon, Florida, US

DRaskin Photography wrote:
My initial reaction was to like #2 better. But then I went back and looked at them again and I actually like #1 better. #2 has the benefit of the tighter crop and the model not having to compete with the background, so that makes her stand out more. If this was a different type of picture other than the nude shot, then I'd go with #2. Being that it is a nude, I like #1 better as it shows the entire body, the positioning of the legs, and the curves of the model better. I also like the framing effect of the trees, and the elements on the ground; the leaves, texture, etc.  Some may argue that these other elements distract from the focus, but I feel that they add to the atmosphere of the shot and it gives me a context in which to put the featured model. To me it helps create a story around it.  In #2, without the enviromental elements, it's just a shot of a nude model. At least that's my opinion  and why I like #1 better.

What he said.

Feb 02 13 10:17 pm Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 208

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Thank you both for lovely reply, Arya x

Feb 03 13 05:11 am Link

Photographer

Carlos Occidental

Posts: 10558

Glendora, California, US

Again, I find myself in the minority.

First one is much, much better!

Feb 03 13 11:17 am Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 208

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Carlos Occidental wrote:
Again, I find myself in the minority.

First one is much, much better!

Thank you Carlos, minorities are good smile

Feb 04 13 07:01 am Link

Photographer

Fist Full of Ish

Posts: 1934

Oak Ridge, Tennessee, US

'Second.

Feb 05 13 12:26 am Link

Photographer

JOEL McDONALD

Posts: 608

Portland, Oregon, US

Of these two, I like http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517312 (Close up).

#1 has a lower background (large dark square stones at leg level) that is quite distracting for you the model. I like the tighter crop of #2.

Two suggestions:

1) Better fill light on your face too would have set you apart from the background more.

2) What appears to be a panty line in both images. Looser fitting underwear/panties/pants before a nude shoot would be recommended. Panty (and bra) lines are an unfortunate, though not uncommon, distraction with new models/photogs doing nudes. I looked at the other nudes in your port and the same horizontal line (just above pubic area in these 2 pics) does not appear. Photoshop can take care of it though. Just a suggestion.

Feb 05 13 05:11 am Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 208

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Fist Full of Ish wrote:
'Second.

JOEL McDONALD wrote:
Of these two, I like http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/31517312 (Close up).

#1 has a lower background (large dark square stones at leg level) that is quite distracting for you the model. I like the tighter crop of #2.

Two suggestions:

1) Better fill light on your face too would have set you apart from the background more.

2) What appears to be a panty line in both images. Looser fitting underwear/panties/pants before a nude shoot would be recommended. Panty (and bra) lines are an unfortunate, though not uncommon, distraction with new models/photogs doing nudes. I looked at the other nudes in your port and the same horizontal line (just above pubic area in these 2 pics) does not appear. Photoshop can take care of it though. Just a suggestion.

Thank both so much for critique my photos, Arya x

Feb 07 13 04:32 am Link

Photographer

Michael Novo

Posts: 188

Chicago, Illinois, US

Don't like either of them for a port.  The shadow going across the body is distracting and the bulk feature to me in a shot like this would be the body.  I think its an ok shot, but not something I would put in my port.

Feb 07 13 04:54 am Link

Photographer

S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24323

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

I like the full body, a lot less glammy then the 3/4

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Feb 07 13 04:58 am Link

Photographer

TS Imagery

Posts: 88

Allen, Texas, US

Number two works best to my eye.

Nice work.

Feb 07 13 05:00 am Link

Photographer

Swanson Studios

Posts: 402

Galesburg, Illinois, US

Both are lovely but I would go with the second one if I had to just choose one.

Feb 07 13 05:03 am Link

Photographer

Kyle T Edwards

Posts: 434

St Catharines, Ontario, Canada

While I like that #2 shows your expression better, #1 shows your entire body (including the curves of your legs) and, as was previously mentioned, has you nicely framed by the trees, so my vote goes to #1.

Feb 07 13 05:04 am Link

Photographer

Valenten Photography

Posts: 265

Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, Île-de-France, France

The wide one is better.

but :

Scott T Murphy wrote:
http://i1338.photobucket.com/albums/o690/photodotnet/nudes_zps6a8ad889.jpg

sorry but i prefer the original one

Feb 07 13 05:31 am Link

Photographer

SEI Photos

Posts: 314

Kalispell, Montana, US

I prefer #1--nude in the location works well.  Scars & lines are appropriate--this isn't intended to be a high fashion glam shot.  Very dark areas or minor differences in light & shading  are not at all distracting to me, unlike some who have offered different opinions.  I like your hand & arm position--to me demonstrate some fluidity & naturalness, not stiffness.  Your expression is better in #1 & it does show your whole body, although #2 does show your torso better.

That said, you need to weigh these shots against the other two in your port where you are framed by a tree.  Of the 4, only one really needs to be in your port.  Also, do you want an image of you as "nude-in-nature," or do you want something that is more art nude in character.  If the latter, #2 with an even tighter crop might be better.

Feb 07 13 06:04 am Link

Model

Arya-Tara

Posts: 208

Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand

Hi_Spade Photography wrote:
Both are great but I like #1 the best.

Jackson frontier photos wrote:
First one, is framed better by the trees, better imo.

Thank you both for opinion on it and I think like #1 most too, kind regards, Arya x

Feb 08 13 04:06 pm Link