Recently added some images to my portfolio I shot (young blonde girl) this past weekend. I am after some constructive criticism on what to improve or just general thoughts on composition, lighting, focus, etc.
Feb 25 13 07:57 pm Link
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US
Feb 25 13 08:29 pm Link
New York, New York, US
I would suggest lots of time looking at art books and the masters of painting to improve your esthetic level and to shoot less appealing subjects so you don't get swayed by their attractiveness. Also I think sun light is the best way to start out
Feb 25 13 10:06 pm Link
Yes the backdrop wrinkles I did notice and have that in mind.
Feb 26 13 05:31 am Link
Orlando, Florida, US
model expression looks miserable
and why is she wearing a tutu and holding a guitar?
Feb 26 13 05:37 am Link
I imagine the root meaning of your reply is I am too focus on her face and hair.
Feb 26 13 05:40 am Link
Agree with what was said above.
Looks extremely amateur!
Feb 26 13 05:42 am Link
Basically because she is 16 and thought it be fun and light hearted. What is your opinion of the dark headshot in my profile of this girl ?
Feb 26 13 05:44 am Link
Like I mentioned I am an amateur. I want to improve. Helpful criticism would be explaining what you view as needing corrected. Obviously the background is a big problem.
Feb 26 13 05:48 am Link
In that photo the lighting is flat, her knees pointing at the camera looks bad(amputee), the sheet -NO, her expression is not good - she looks miserable, why is she holding a guitar and what's up w her outfit, why is the horizon line so off!?! And the watermark is distracting.. pick one that is not distracting and barely seen
Feb 26 13 05:50 am Link
I see your point about the knees . The concept wasn't meant to be serious. She is 16 and wanted to do this theme in her tutu. Does it make sense? No. Regardless I should have posed her legs better . Lighting being flat ? Meaning lack of definition? And slight shadows ? What are you thoughts on her head shot and standing 3/4 pose on black dance outfit? Besides the backdrop
Feb 26 13 06:08 am Link
I don't like ANY of them!
She looks miserable!
Why are her hands tangled in her hair?
Skin looks a little blurry(retouching is a whole different story, I still
Don't know how to retouch skin haha).
Careful where her eyes are looking.. Seeing majority of whites is not attractive. And the stray hairs in the black bkground could be edited out
So yes you have a light pointed at her in the background but light on her face would be good too.
And about lighting, there's are no shadows and highlights in the guitar picture.. It's boring.
Feb 26 13 06:11 am Link
I understand your points above ( eyes, hand, stray hair) but what I dont get is the lighting comment. There is light on her face from the side. I wanted the shadow on her right side so the light was to her left plus one behind her. I thought the lighting was good in this one.
Feb 26 13 06:53 am Link
Im not a fan of the lighting at all. It's too dark maybe the way you executed it isn't appealing.
Feb 26 13 07:35 am Link