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Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


Thanks, I think I am going to try to reshoot and improve the lighting. I was very iffy on the lighting myself to begin with. I appreciate all the comments that were actually helpful. The "model" has been a friend since high school and has always been into "goth" or "alternative" themes and was very happy to do the shoot by the way. I was not photographing and posting my own crime lol!
Jan 07 13 11:20 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DVP Photography
Posts: 2,845
Broomfield, Colorado, US


You don't seriously expect a critique on all these photos do you?  Pick one  or two for your own reasons, and ask for a critique.
Just my opinion.
Jan 07 13 11:37 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John M Hoyt
Posts: 344
Greenville, South Carolina, US


DVP Photography wrote:
You don't seriously expect a critique on all these photos do you?  Pick one  or two for your own reasons, and ask for a critique.
Just my opinion.

I think they want your thoughts on the theme.

I think it is rapey.

Jan 07 13 11:43 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
EmGii
Posts: 151
Rancho Cucamonga, California, US


John M Hoyt wrote:

I think they want your thoughts on the theme.

I think it is rapey.

kinda reminds me of the time i got yeahh. hmm

Jan 07 13 11:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


John M Hoyt wrote:

I think they want your thoughts on the theme.

I think it is rapey.

Lol, it kind of is... I am obviously NOT looking for a critique of each and EVERY photo if any jump out at you please let me know I like it as a whole though a few are out of focus and are only included to continue the story and keep things in context. Anyway, please let me know what ones you think are port worthy if any and a a general critique of the set of photos as a whole would be cool too.

I will edit the original post for a little clarity smile thanks!

Jan 07 13 11:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Damon Banner
Posts: 85,249
Hayward, California, US


The light is flat and unattractive.  The pictures, for the most part, seem underexposed. 

The most interesting of the bunch are the close up of the model crying.
Jan 07 13 11:58 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
all_names_are_taken
Posts: 337
Ankeny, Iowa, US


Creepy as shit.

Not in a good way; I have some discomfort toward the mind that finds these to be good images.
Jan 08 13 07:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GoodVendettaPhotography
Posts: 3
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


I don't see the point in this shoot, but I'm not into fetishes either. Hopefully, she requested this... The pics are pretty underexposed and even the shutter seems to be off.
Jan 08 13 07:42 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John Horwitz
Posts: 2,566
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


looks like your camera is broken
Jan 08 13 07:50 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
James Ogilvie
Posts: 6,640
Toronto, Ontario, Canada


I pretty much hate them.

Maybe that's what you're going for?
Jan 08 13 07:08 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
GER Photography
Posts: 7,496
Imperial, California, US


Not one keeper in the lot!! Poorly lit, poorly posed, horrible cropping on most... IMHO
Jan 08 13 07:15 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Karlieh G
Posts: 48
Auburn, Kentucky, US


I really like the close up shots of the hands. The model shows definite emotion. It's an interesting idea.
Jan 08 13 07:17 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
William Kious
Posts: 8,837
Delphos, Ohio, US


Bondage and implied violence (kidnapping, etc.)... a lot of them should be marked 18+.

Anyway, there are a few interesting images in the set, but I don't like them on the whole. From a technical point of view, there's too much inconsistency. Pick a color temp and stick with it, maybe?

Thematically, it's a jumble, too. There are little details that distract from your intended purpose (at least, what I can only assume is your intended purpose.)

The model is supposedly being tortured by restraint or something... but, in many of the shots, she just looks bored.
Jan 08 13 07:39 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


The only one that really stands out to me that I like, obviously subjective, is the 5th one. The closeup with the mask(?)/stocking cap(?). With some processing I might go with the one before it too...the side view with the garage and paint cans showing.

I don't particularly care for the expressions of the model (she's not selling me on the concept) and the lighting, although it was a good effort, is lacking for me. I would have liked to either have seen a harsh/spotlight type source on the model or dark all-around. But there's something about that moody lighting just on the model that doesn't fit with the concept. It's almost romantic and it's very yellow.
Jan 08 13 07:52 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
M Pandolfo Photography
Posts: 12,113
Tampa, Florida, US


GoodVendettaPhotography wrote:
I don't see the point in this shoot, but I'm not into fetishes either. Hopefully, she requested this...

Hopefully she requested this? Well, I would certainly hope nobody would be foolish enough to ask for a Critique on the documentation of their crimes lol.

I think we can safely assume the model was a willing participant lol.

Jan 08 13 07:56 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


Damon Banner wrote:
The light is flat and unattractive.  The pictures, for the most part, seem underexposed. 

The most interesting of the bunch are the close up of the model crying.

Thank you for the comment.

Jan 09 13 02:39 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


William Kious wrote:
Bondage and implied violence (kidnapping, etc.)... a lot of them should be marked 18+.

Anyway, there are a few interesting images in the set, but I don't like them on the whole. From a technical point of view, there's too much inconsistency. Pick a color temp and stick with it, maybe?

Thematically, it's a jumble, too. There are little details that distract from your intended purpose (at least, what I can only assume is your intended purpose.)

The model is supposedly being tortured by restraint or something... but, in many of the shots, she just looks bored.

Thanks, I actually took what I considered to be the best and converted them to B+W. I think it really improved them as a whole. smile

Jan 09 13 02:41 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Sedition
Posts: 273
Buffalo, New York, US


Michael Pandolfo wrote:
The only one that really stands out to me that I like, obviously subjective, is the 5th one. The closeup with the mask(?)/stocking cap(?). With some processing I might go with the one before it too...the side view with the garage and paint cans showing.

I don't particularly care for the expressions of the model (she's not selling me on the concept) and the lighting, although it was a good effort, is lacking for me. I would have liked to either have seen a harsh/spotlight type source on the model or dark all-around. But there's something about that moody lighting just on the model that doesn't fit with the concept. It's almost romantic and it's very yellow.

Thank you too, I really do need to work on my lighting!

Jan 09 13 02:42 am  Link  Quote 
Model
Jojo West
Posts: 972
Silver Spring, Maryland, US


I think you were going in the right direction with it but should work on the lighting.
Jan 09 13 11:47 am  Link  Quote 
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