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Photographer

Pixel-Bug Studios

Posts: 20

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Hi all. Last year after the loss of my son I was compelled to learn the art of photography and try to make a career out of it. I get alot of paid work like family portraits, events and babies. I really want to step it up though and get interest from magazines and the art industry. From my port, am I heading in the right direction and how long did it take for you? If your there that is. Would love some feedback and direction if you could be bothered.

Feb 26 13 01:56 am Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8820

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120606/22/4fd039ab3225b_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120528/02/4fc347f79d30c_m.jpg
Issues with lighting
Notice the difference in how much light is hitting the models face?
I would Photoshop out the light object in models left nostril

Selective color does not come across as a strong element

You have my deepest sympathies; I can not imagine the loss of a child

Feb 26 13 05:22 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

You want to do fashion or more commercial stuff?
Either way

I think you need to work on lighting, composition, better models(poses, facial expressions)
Your photos look amateur.

Feb 26 13 05:33 am Link

Photographer

Mark

Posts: 2893

New York, New York, US

who knows? so far not so impressive but maybe in a few years...

Feb 26 13 09:36 pm Link

Photographer

Pixel-Bug Studios

Posts: 20

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Lee_Photography wrote:
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120606/22/4fd039ab3225b_m.jpg
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/120528/02/4fc347f79d30c_m.jpg
Issues with lighting
Notice the difference in how much light is hitting the models face?
I would Photoshop out the light object in models left nostril

Selective color does not come across as a strong element

You have my deepest sympathies; I can not imagine the loss of a child

Thankyou.These were the some of the first photoshoots I did and I totally agree. deep down I knew at the time the lighting was wrong. Being caught in the moment i was uncorned though and just happy to have the camera in my hand. What do you think of my more recent work?.

Feb 27 13 01:21 pm Link

Photographer

Pixel-Bug Studios

Posts: 20

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

RachelReilly wrote:
You want to do fashion or more commercial stuff?
Either way

I think you need to work on lighting, composition, better models(poses, facial expressions)
Your photos look amateur.

Thankyou for your reply. I would like to do more commercial orientated pieces. Lighting I agree with, better models is somewhat hard to find in a little town like this. Diamonds in the trailer park a few and far between, composition is always on mind and I try to include at least one every shot, poses and expressions is a huge problem for me that I need to work on. I find people with experience have more too offer in a shoot rather than someone who has no idea.
Thankyou for your guidence

Feb 27 13 01:26 pm Link

Photographer

Pixel-Bug Studios

Posts: 20

Hervey Bay, Queensland, Australia

Mark wrote:
who knows? so far not so impressive but maybe in a few years...

I also agree that longer time is needed to really perfect an art. Thankyou for your reply.

Feb 27 13 01:27 pm Link