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Luke Dubbelde
Posts: 10
Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


Hi!

I am in the process of printing out my portfolio and was just wondering if people could help me out with constructive criticism, what they like, what they dont like, where i could improve etc.

Some recent images:

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide01.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide03.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide06.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide02.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide05.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide07.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide10.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide11.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/Slide13.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide14.jpg

http://i45.tinypic.com/i2prag.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide09.jpg

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide08.jpg

sorry about all the pics haha.


Thanks smile
Jan 12 13 09:19 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
TRPn Pics
Posts: 10,431
Andrews, North Carolina, US


I don't like the fade at the bottom and portrait would have been preferable to landscape.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide01.jpg
Again portrait is preferable.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide03.jpg
Not much here really, no physique, just a guy sitting there. on the left. On the right, bad crop.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide06.jpg
This would have been nice if the model was more off center. Portrait would have worked as well.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide02.jpg
Just no and double no on the framing
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide05.jpg
This is nice.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide07.jpg
More off center or portrait.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide10.jpg
No.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide11.jpg
Remove the logo and there is potential.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/Slide13.jpg
The model connecting with the camera would have been nice here.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide14.jpg
Yes and yes
http://i45.tinypic.com/i2prag.jpg
Yes
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide09.jpg
Best shot minus the cropping off of her foot.
http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide08.jpg
Jan 12 13 09:44 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Veit Photo
Posts: 667
London, England, United Kingdom


I like things obscuring the view, it makes me feel like I'm there. You could have been bolder with this effect.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide01.jpg

Atmospheric and moody, while remaining quite minimal. I think this feels contemporary.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide03.jpg

Like the blown out back which still renders the model and clothes properly, it fits the feel of the clothes and the capture of the model mid-move feels contemporary and lively.
Right: Not so keen on this model from this angle and the colours are maybe just a bit too blown...

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide06.jpg

A lovely pose. On my monitor I can see the attempt to recover detail from hair on the right and it doesn't look very precise. Also the burning of the face on the right looks smudgy, although it does give the photo more volume. Lightroom?

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide02.jpg

Personally I like things that reference bad taste. And these next two images work for me and could go even further. I see a lot of cut-outs like this and they work.
In the rose-bordered one my eye goes straight to the model's stomach which is left much paler than the rest of her skin.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide05.jpg


Nice enough. Not very strong but could work in a story.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide07.jpg

The gradient on the right of the face that fades into the background looks artificial. The hair suggests this is a cut-out plonked on a black colour layer.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide10.jpg

Composition fail. She's too central. But the smudgy black and white gives it quite a raw look which I like.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide11.jpg

This next set is good. Well lit, consistent styling, good model. Occasionally the retouch pops out because skin blur looks artificial on cheeks.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/Slide13.jpg

He's starting to look a bit blank. Still has some presence though.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide14.jpg

Not so good. Obvious blurring on cheeks on the left, bored and moody on the right and can't think of a good pose.

http://i45.tinypic.com/i2prag.jpg

Overdone retouch on the face. He looks like he's had reconstructive surgery. Be careful not to obliterate detail and keep on top of contours, otherwise you end up with synthetic-looking results. Otherwise well framed an acted and a good idea.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide09.jpg

A good idea but the model doesn't use the space well in this shot, which is too wide. Shot at high ISO with daylight streaming through the windows and adding to flare it looks like there wasn't much point in making this about detail. You could have posed her using the railings, moving with a slower shutter speed to add some controlled trails. The result isn't very punchy.

http://lukedubbelde.com/wp-content/themes/luke/images/slide08.jpg
Jan 13 13 08:27 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Light Writer
Posts: 18,387
Oakland, California, US


The cropping is really intrusive. It detracts from the message of the images, which is to make the fashion appealing.

A lot of fashion imagery is about the "life-style" of the people who wear the clothes, so you have to make the setting or the person really interesting if you are going to de-emphasize the clothes.

Pay attention to the details of the environment, and why that environment makes a customer want to be in that place dressed that way. If the setting is bland, then the person wearing the clothes has to make people want to be that person.

just my $0.02
Jan 13 13 11:45 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,684
Atlanta, Georgia, US


Too many of these crops are hiding what is actually for sale.  I would think this would upset a number of designers who want to see their design featured along with the fantasy/story.
Jan 13 13 11:55 am  Link  Quote 
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