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Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


bad shadows on the face, blemishes, skin color, sharpness..what are my issues of that nature?
Jan 19 13 08:45 am  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Ledo retouch
Posts: 1,104
Lodi, California, US


on what image ?
Jan 19 13 08:05 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
John Horwitz
Posts: 2,585
Raleigh, North Carolina, US


poor lighting, bad composition, negligent post processing, and creepy cropping
Jan 19 13 08:16 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


Ledo retouch wrote:
on what image ?

Generally speaking looking at my work. What common issue can I fix right away or that pops up in your eye?

Jan 20 13 09:46 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Russian Invasion
Posts: 136
Phoenix, Arizona, US


John Horwitz wrote:
poor lighting, bad composition, negligent post processing, and creepy cropping

I wouldn't be talking if I were you looking at your portfolio. Lame critique, closer to trolling than any help. Thanks anyways.

Jan 20 13 09:47 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Motordrive Photography
Posts: 2,362
Lodi, California, US


Sasha R Expressions  wrote:

Generally speaking looking at my work. What common issue can I fix right away or that pops up in your eye?

my first impression is the b&w shots look quite flat to me. the small amount
of separation is mostly from DOF. I like the ones with the plane in b.g., the
skin tones are too close to b.g. for my taste. color ones would benefit from
color correction.

Jan 21 13 12:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Ovidiu Oltean
Posts: 177
Sibiu, Sibiu, Romania


Russian Invasion  wrote:

I wouldn't be talking if I were you looking at your portfolio. Lame critique, closer to trolling than any help. Thanks anyways.

he is right in some way, sorry.
Practice more, good luck.

Jan 24 13 12:41 pm  Link  Quote 
Retoucher
Mike Needham Retouching
Posts: 369
Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom


Rather than rail against someone who has offered you clear concise and pretty blunt critique, it may help to address the points made. To spit your dummy and then critique someone else's portfolio is pathetic at best, the forum rules state you may not offer unsolicited critique, so what makes you so precious?

Your images are badly lit for the main part, yellow street lighting and no colour correction in the night shots are not really that flattering to the subject. The locations are not really that inspiring either. In shots such as "night photography (10 second exposure)" what is the subject matter, the background or the model? Again bad lighting introduces so much ISO noise. 

Some of the night images look more like a camera phone image. I like "she smiles too" and your self portrait, but as pointed out the images are flat, due to no lighting and a basic black and white conversion, perhaps a b&w adjustment layer or two and some masking may bring more dynamic in to the images.

Lastly I may suggest a little more variety in locations, type of shots and models in your profile.
Jan 25 13 04:47 am  Link  Quote 
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