I Ference Photography wrote: I would love to hear your thoughts.
Hello I Ference Photography -
I've long admired your work - it is honestly tough for me to critique photographers with a strong artistic approach, as I am at best a technician.... but I will give you my two cents worth, in hopes that it will be of some value
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 3#30087139 very dynamic composition - lovely story telling - I realize that the light and tone are warm throughout the composition, however, in my mind's eye, this shot looks better with a reduction in the orange cast on the skin tones..... I think in a similar situation I would have "exposed for the shadows and developed for the highlights" and tried for a narrower dynamic range in the final image - but that is the technician in me - the warmth and glow are very lovely
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pi … 3#29878332 I suspect that you were shooting in fairly tight quarters here, but the existing perspective and focal length produces a distortion of apparent size between her arm and the rest of her body - I am sure that this is of no concern from a more artful perspective, but as one who shoots primarily fashion, this is something I seek to avoid...
Your profile is a lovely read and the statistics are all there as well
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/26022157 very lovely look - the hand position bugs me - a more elegant hand position - nearly straight but not stiff - fingers slightly spread, thoughtfully touching or supporting the side of your head would have sold the look
you do wonderful things with your eyes - you create lovely moods - fine details of hand position would strengthen your work - I could see a stronger and more dynamic posture in some shots as well - nice portfolio
Elizabeth Michellle wrote: would love your critique!
Hello Elizabeth Michelle
you have a very nicely done and professional profile - and a portfolio with a nice variety of looks -
http://www.modelmayhem.com/portfolio/pic/23363031 even when you are holding something, curled hands are a bit of a detraction - an elegant hand position with fingers straighter would be more dynamic.... your neck "disappearing" is not desirable - when turning the head away to the side, better not to drop the chin...
I think that more consistently elegant hand positions would be an improvement.
more attention to the neck line created by your posing - if you are tilting and rotating your head at the same time, be aware of what it looks like -
I'm not sold on the general sense of posture I see in your port - I admit that I am a Yoga practitioner and teacher so perhaps it is a bias - but in my view, strong activation of core muscles and proper back and shoulder posture add a strength and dynamic that is always an improvement....
I like your style, and the strong vibe I see in your images. A bit of an edge... that being said, refined and elegant hand positions are always a positive - less curled fingers, less fisted hands, and instead, open hands, slightly spread fingers, or dramatically open hands and spread fingers -
You are doing good things with your eyes when looking at the viewer - you can create a broader set of moods by focusing open eyes off camera, just make sure that you are focused
If you want to stay within the sort of genre you are so far showing in your port, those two refinements will add a lot - if you want to expand into softer glamour or alt/fashion crossover, you would need to work on softer, more flowing body lines as well