Forums > Critique > Newest Picture... It's been awhile!

Model

Shelbiee Savage

Posts: 126

Gainesville, Florida, US

It's been... A while. A few months.

If you could please critique my latest photo, that would be wonderful.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130715/12/51e446cc49d3e_m.jpg


Thank you(:

Jul 15 13 12:04 pm Link

Photographer

Adam J Caldwell

Posts: 290

London, England, United Kingdom

There's far to much of the environment & far to little of you.

Jul 15 13 12:47 pm Link

Model

Shelbiee Savage

Posts: 126

Gainesville, Florida, US

Adam J Caldwell wrote:
There's far to much of the environment & far to little of you.

Thank you(:

Jul 15 13 12:57 pm Link

Photographer

Vincente Lopez

Posts: 125

Seattle, Washington, US

I go to Gainesville a few times a year. So I feel for you because I know other than trees there isn't much to shoot around unless you are shooting in campus. I do agree with the poster prior. There just isn't a proper point of interest in that photo.

Jul 15 13 01:00 pm Link

Photographer

Nogawd Photography

Posts: 131

Cleveland, Ohio, US

Looks like you got caught going to pee.

Jul 15 13 01:24 pm Link

Model

Shelbiee Savage

Posts: 126

Gainesville, Florida, US

Vincente Lopez wrote:
I go to Gainesville a few times a year. So I feel for you because I know other than trees there isn't much to shoot around unless you are shooting in campus. I do agree with the poster prior. There just isn't a proper point of interest in that photo.

Thank you(:

Jul 15 13 02:29 pm Link

Model

Shelbiee Savage

Posts: 126

Gainesville, Florida, US

Nogawd Photography wrote:
Looks like you got caught going to pee.

I guess the image isn't zoomed in enough to show it, but I have zombie makeup on. The point of the shoot was to look like a zombie emerging from the woods.

I have yet to meet a zombie with proper posture(;


Thank you for your critique(:

Jul 15 13 02:30 pm Link

Photographer

Marin Photography NYC

Posts: 7315

New York, New York, US

You should always be show cased and not have to compete with the surroundings. If it was cropped like your avatar that would help it.

Jul 15 13 02:46 pm Link

Model

Shelbiee Savage

Posts: 126

Gainesville, Florida, US

Marin Photography NYC wrote:
You should always be show cased and not have to compete with the surroundings. If it was cropped like your avatar that would help it.

Thank you(:

Jul 15 13 03:29 pm Link

Photographer

DRaskin Photography

Posts: 164

Sacramento, California, US

Shelbiee Savage wrote:
I guess the image isn't zoomed in enough to show it, but I have zombie makeup on. The point of the shoot was to look like a zombie emerging from the woods.

I have yet to meet a zombie with proper posture(;

Can't really make out the zombie makeup so that left me wondering. With lack of definition, it looks like it could be crash survivor or a woman that escaped a serial killer. Also, zombie's don't have proper posture, but they also don't pose holding on to branches either, and I think the pose and the concept don't quite match up.

I do like the concept (being a fan of horror films) and think it could be executed really well. I just don't think this shot conveys the concept feel that you were after.

That's just my opinion though.


Cheers,
Don

Jul 15 13 04:50 pm Link

Model

Shelbiee Savage

Posts: 126

Gainesville, Florida, US

DRaskin Photography wrote:

Can't really make out the zombie makeup so that left me wondering. With lack of definition, it looks like it could be crash survivor or a woman that escaped a serial killer. Also, zombie's don't have proper posture, but they also don't pose holding on to branches either, and I think the pose and the concept don't quite match up.

I do like the concept (being a fan of horror films) and think it could be executed really well. I just don't think this shot conveys the concept feel that you were after.

That's just my opinion though.


Cheers,
Don

Thank you for the tip. Very constructive(:

Jul 15 13 05:40 pm Link

Photographer

Eralar

Posts: 1778

Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada

When going for thematic shoots like that, it's very appreciated when models do some homework (10-15 minutes will do).

Google some zombie relates pics or videos, and practice in front of your mirror what you believe works best.

As an example: http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/v … lking-dead

Of course, doesn't mean the photographer should let the model do all the homework for him though wink

Jul 15 13 06:52 pm Link

Model

Shelbiee Savage

Posts: 126

Gainesville, Florida, US

Eralar wrote:
When going for thematic shoots like that, it's very appreciated when models do some homework (10-15 minutes will do).

Google some zombie relates pics or videos, and practice in front of your mirror what you believe works best.

As an example: http://www.amctv.com/the-walking-dead/v … lking-dead

Of course, doesn't mean the photographer should let the model do all the homework for him though wink

Thank you(:

Jul 16 13 12:34 pm Link

Photographer

dgold

Posts: 10280

North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US

Adam J Caldwell wrote:
There's far to much of the environment & far to little of you.

AGREED - COMPETING WITH MOTHER NATURE IS FUTILE.
...MORE OF YOU WITH MOTHER NATURE AS THE COMPLIMENTOR.

Jul 16 13 12:45 pm Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

Nogawd Photography wrote:
Looks like you got caught going to pee.

+1 it's not flattering at all

Jul 16 13 04:32 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12876

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Shelbiee Savage wrote:
I guess the image isn't zoomed in enough to show it, but I have zombie makeup on. The point of the shoot was to look like a zombie emerging from the woods.

I have yet to meet a zombie with proper posture(;


Thank you for your critique(:

This just doesn't work, the crop is wrong and the lighting is too bright/harsh to give a zombie feel to it.  I am all for negative space and the rule of thirds but this misses both those...

Nothing you could have done about that

Jul 16 13 04:47 pm Link

Photographer

Guss W

Posts: 10650

Clearwater, Florida, US

Just drop it.

I like your cosplay work.

Jul 16 13 06:06 pm Link