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xAlison Wonderlandx
Posts: 257
London, England, United Kingdom


Your thoughts? smile
Nov 16 12 06:53 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 142
Rockford, Illinois, US

Nay, shows very little of you
Nov 16 12 06:57 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 10,273
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, US

Nov 16 12 07:01 am  Link  Quote 
JLC Images
Posts: 11,559
Phillipsburg, New Jersey, US


I think it would have had more of an editorial feel if you weren't looking at the camera.  Seems very snapshotish.  Not really feeling the makeup either
Nov 16 12 07:02 am  Link  Quote 
Hector Pachas
Posts: 92
Stamford, Connecticut, US

Nay, it's too static.. the focus goes to the door, and by chance you. You could try a lower angle or a closeup as in here http://images57.fotki.com/v505/photos/0/978440/9764109/_MG_3244-vi.jpg
Nov 16 12 07:11 am  Link  Quote 
David Sheldrick
Posts: 719
London, England, United Kingdom

I think the photographer should have got closer to the cab and shot through the glass or something, to make the shot more interesting.

Nov 16 12 07:11 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 36,645
Columbus, Ohio, US

It's close....but close only counts in horseshoes. wink
Nov 16 12 11:51 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 1,952
Abbeville, Alabama, US

JLC Images wrote:

I think it would have had more of an editorial feel if you weren't looking at the camera.  Seems very snapshotish.  Not really feeling the makeup either

I pretty much agree with that. It seems like the image was opportunistically shot with little thought to composition or pose. Not port worthy IMHO.

Nov 16 12 12:09 pm  Link  Quote 
Designit - Edward Olson
Posts: 1,636
Eureka, California, US

xAlison Wonderlandx wrote:

Your thoughts? smile

Looking at the image I am not sure what the goal was. Was it to look like you were getting out of a
cab? The lack of apparent movement and the placement of your feet (one is in the gutter) indicates

So, if it meant to be an image of you sitting in the open door of a cab, let me critique it on that basis.

Unlike what someone else said, my eyes are drawn to you first, however your position in the image
is not optimal. Most of your body is blocked by the cab. Your chin may be angled up too high, which
ends up giving us a look up your nose that I personally don't find appealing.

Like I mentioned before, you have one foot in the gutter. The other foot is flat on the sidewalk.
Having one foot in the gutter between the car and the pavement makes it disappear. The flat-
footedness of your other gives it an absolutely certain lack of implied movement and causes your
booted leg to appear "weighty" and not elongated, which causes the overall image to lose any
sense of frivolity that your hair and makeup might produce.

I am not sure that your hair and makeup match your wardrobe, but I do see a bit of Rita
Ora's style in you which I like.

Not related to you, I don't like that the background is so distinguishable, and I really don't like
that I can read the words "Emergency Services" on the van in front of your cab.

I would have preferred an angle which
would have permitted more of your body to be visible, and I would have preferred more action or
the appearance of action.

Nov 16 12 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Orca Bay Images
Posts: 32,233
Lodi, California, US

Nay. It's too static for an editorial shot and you're too obscured for it to be a useful model portfolio image.
Nov 16 12 01:01 pm  Link  Quote 
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