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Liam Dean Photography
Posts: 50
Walker, Michigan, US


Looking for an honest critique of the over all work in my port. What do you like, what don't you like and why.
Dec 06 12 01:40 pm  Link  Quote 
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Sandra Vixen
Posts: 992
Los Angeles, California, US


Lacks variety, you rely on sex appeal too much.

You use back lighting very well, but not front lighting, try side lighting (you only have one frame and it looked good). Try light from a variety of different angles too.
Dec 07 12 01:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Liam Dean Photography
Posts: 50
Walker, Michigan, US


Thanks for your critique Sandra. For my next few photo shoots I'll experiment my lighting and try cutting back on the sex appeal a bit.
Dec 07 12 05:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
255 West
Posts: 6,468
New York, New York, US


Bear Claw Photography 2 wrote:
Thanks for your critique Sandra. For my next few photo shoots I'll experiment my lighting and try cutting back on the sex appeal a bit.

Don't cut back on the sex appeal, but DO add better photo technique.
Learn to light better (look carefully at beautiful available light -- direction, quality, color), and try to duplicate it in the studio.

Also, all your photos seem to be framed more or less the same.
Try different lenses, and angles, move in closer, move in VERY tight.

You look like you work with good models and seem to have a good rapport with them. Excellent. Keep doing that.

Dec 08 12 12:33 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Liam Dean Photography
Posts: 50
Walker, Michigan, US


Thanks for your helpful comment on the overall quality of my port. I have some shots coming up and will do my best to apply your advice on both the technique and the lighting.
Dec 09 12 05:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
The Effective Image
Posts: 3,943
Lansing, Michigan, US


Here's what I see... pictures I've seen in MANY other portfolios.

Yes, you do vary your lighting, but you need more.
Where's the creativity?
Do something I haven't seen many times before.

Just my opinion.
Dec 09 12 07:00 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Liam Dean Photography
Posts: 50
Walker, Michigan, US


The Effective Image wrote:
Here's what I see... pictures I've seen in MANY other portfolios.

Yes, you do vary your lighting, but you need more.
Where's the creativity?
Do something I haven't seen many times before.

Just my opinion.

Thanks Alex, for taking the time to look at my work and giving me your thoughts. I take this as a challenge to be more creative in not only my ideas, but with how I light my subjects and shooting from different vantage points.

Dec 10 12 03:26 pm  Link  Quote 
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