Hi everyone out there, just shot these yesterday, and was hoping to get some feedback on them. All images are unedited-so keep that in mind. I'm up for any suggestions you can give. They will all be much appreciated.
1.) Clothed: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33240308
2.) Nude: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/33240327
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#33240347
4.) Nude: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#33240368
5.) Nude: http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#33240375
If you have any suggestions on framing, lighting, posing or posture, I would love to recieve some of it, or anything else in general that could use some tweaking. ^^
Jul 13 13 11:08 am Link
Catskill, New York, US
I think the last 4 are all the same image, are they not.
In any case they're not great images. He eyes are very dark on all counts. Composition is not terrible but it could be better. I think the lighting kills all of them
Jul 13 13 01:08 pm Link
West Bend, Wisconsin, US
Sorry but they're all bad on multiple levels. At the very LEAST, the model looks bad. I don't imagine she'd be happy getting these back. If she loves them, then great but I wouldn't.
Jul 13 13 01:17 pm Link
Woodinville, Washington, US
Both images (the four nudes are all the same shot) are bad snapshots. Postprocessing won't save them.
The angle on the nude makes the model look stumpy.
The lighting is ambient, flat and boring.
Jul 13 13 01:22 pm Link
I apologize, for some reason my computer put the same piece up 4 times. She does have rather dark eyes though, even in more well lit pictures. These are the other 3:
1.) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#33240347
2.) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#33240368
3.) http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 7#33240375
Also, it was getting close to 7pm and was about to rain, so the light wasn't as strong
Jul 13 13 04:37 pm Link
And it's doing it again. I put the links up-different #'s.... hmm..
Jul 13 13 04:38 pm Link
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
They all look like crappy snap shots.
This is a bullshit excuse.
Jul 13 13 04:48 pm Link
Castle Rock, Colorado, US
Yeah I'm not too fond of them either, The quality sucks
Jul 13 13 05:36 pm Link
Los Angeles, California, US
If they are raw files, they can be rescued. The question is, do you have raws and are they Nikon? In Nikon View NX you can considerably sharpen. Canon has software where you can do the same thing. In photoshop, you can brighten the eyes. I quite like the potential of the first image where she is clothed. But also a nude in a waterfall is not a bad thing to have in the portfolio and so you may wish to inquire of retouchers. I am not a retoucher but retouching is on my mind, I have a horde to do for some one. You should be able to find someone good close if you can't figure out how to retouch them successfully. .
Jul 13 13 05:52 pm Link
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Lets see if this works any better from someone else posting the image(s) if that is ok with you, all 18+ shots.
Sorry but I would have to concur with the consensus here, they are all just crappy snapshots. Waste of a good location and the models time.
Have to agree with Images by MR on this, just a bad excuse because that means you had even lighting as your main lighting source, which could of easily been supplemented by you using speedlights, strobes, reflectors, etc.
Jul 13 13 05:58 pm Link
New York, New York, US
Also, I hate to nitpick but she's as nude as tobias funke
Jul 13 13 06:10 pm Link
Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada
You had a rather blunt truth here... the best thing another photographer told me was to buy this book: http://www.amazon.ca/Light-Science-Intr … 0240808193
Learn about lighting, bring an assistant who will be able to help with reflectors / speedlight and accessories.
Then, pay a very experienced model and ask her to help you understand the basics of posing, as the photographer is ultimately responsible for what the model does and decide if/when he wants to click that button.
Here's an excellent video I found in another thread: http://vimeo.com/12588935
Don't let it bring you down, you learn much faster from your mistakes than from what you've done right. As my e-mail signature goes: "Good judgment comes from experience, and experience comes from bad judgment." Unknown source
Jul 13 13 06:51 pm Link
Fresno, California, US
Shoot in such a way that you have to make NO excuses.
Blaming the model, the light or the time of day simply doesn't fly. Learn to see and than leverage the light.
Jul 13 13 07:00 pm Link
Olney, Maryland, US
So true. It's useless to make excuses.
Jul 13 13 07:09 pm Link
Belgrade, Central Serbia, Serbia
I think many will find this just being: woman with her clothes off for no reason captured on film for no reason.
Jul 14 13 08:07 am Link
Cincinnati, Ohio, US
You're supposed to be a photographer. Controlling and capturing light is 99% of your business. That's a very weak excuse, specially when you post the photos for critiquing.
Jul 14 13 08:18 am Link
New York, New York, US
Work on your lighting - use a fill flash or a reflector to light your subjects. Maybe if you can take a workshop or two or get some books on lighting. .
Look for the Mentor list, in the forum search. You can find photographers who are actually helpful as opposed to the nonsense that goes on in here.
Best of luck!
Jul 14 13 08:29 am Link