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Posts: 11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

I am pretty new (about 3 months). Thanks.
Jan 26 13 07:29 am  Link  Quote 
L2Photography net
Posts: 2,518
University City, Missouri, US

Keep shooting work on your lighting. Try a hair light with black backgrounds maybe some color. Warms up shoot out doors. Look for a photographer in your area that you can mentor with.
Jan 26 13 07:42 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 11
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, US

Thank you for your feedback....My boyfriend is mentoring me so it is hard to get truely un-biased opinions from him lol.
Jan 26 13 08:29 am  Link  Quote 
Posts: 1,170
Detroit, Michigan, US

Nice start, practice makes perfect. Experiment with lighting, and above all don't limit yourself to indoor, studio type work. When the weather lets you, move outside and experiment with natural light and locations, perhaps in a park or rural area.

You can also attend group shoots and watch how others do their thing.
Jan 26 13 08:38 am  Link  Quote 
Young Image photography
Posts: 98
Binghamton, New York, US

You might want to kick up the contrast.  Try varying poses.  Just about all the shots have models head at the same angle.
Jan 31 13 06:44 pm  Link  Quote 
Posts: 8,569
Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

Shooting down on a model will tend to shorten them
Vignetting seems a bit heavy; a little goes a long way
Threads under models left armpit

Looks like you added the black background, but there are voids around models head
Think you did a great job on composition and filling the frame

Models right arm, if you show me the elbow, then would like to see her hand
Think if model were looking at camera there would be more connection

For me this is your best head and shoulders portrait
Think it might work out better to crop some off the bottom [2 to 3 inches as measured on the model]
Could also Photoshop the stray hair right side of models neck

For 3 months in you are doing a good job
Feb 01 13 05:00 am  Link  Quote 
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