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Photographer
BrandonLundby
Posts: 117
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


I'm liking this shot a lot but I'm not sure if it's portfolio worthy. Just wanted to get some other opinions on it as well as an overall critique.

http://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/420206_422511544505900_1549643589_n.jpg
Feb 25 13 02:45 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,727
Washington, District of Columbia, US


I think you could use it.
You don't have too many dark portraits like this.
I'd crop the bottom a bit though
Like up to her hair or at least elbow
Feb 25 13 02:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Model
Raekay
Posts: 33
Johnstown, Pennsylvania, US


Well, I am not a photographer...but I think it is absolutely beautiful.  I, as an aspiring model would love to have a photograph such as this of myself in my own portfolio!
Feb 25 13 02:48 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
AJ_In_Atlanta
Posts: 12,662
Atlanta, Georgia, US


I think the crop just below the elbow is a little odd.  I think I would like it more if it were a bit tighter.
Feb 25 13 02:50 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BrandonLundby
Posts: 117
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Thank you guys! I didn't catch that but I definitely see it now
Feb 25 13 02:52 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


LOVE the face and the photography aspect. But then my eyes go down and it gets awkward. I can't pinpoint it, but either her elbow is too big or her waist is too small (like, weird small) but something seems off in that area.

so I think maybe a bit more work, but other than that great picture!
Feb 25 13 02:53 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BrandonLundby
Posts: 117
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Anna Adrielle wrote:
LOVE the face and the photography aspect. But then my eyes go down and it gets awkward. I can't pinpoint it, but either her elbow is too big or her waist is too small (like, weird small) but something seems off in that area.

so I think maybe a bit more work, but other than that great picture!

Thank you! I totally agree that her waist is oddly small, I actually fattened up her arm and waist!

Feb 25 13 02:55 pm  Link  Quote 
Artist/Painter
MainePaintah
Posts: 1,713
Saco, Maine, US


A truly fascinating portrait. I just sat and stared at her staring off! But it definitely needs a much tighter crop. Elbow line looks wonky and super thin waist makes me look down there instead of her face.
Feb 25 13 03:01 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Marin Photography NYC
Posts: 7,098
New York, New York, US


I have to agree, a better crop should do it! Aside from that, I like it!
Feb 25 13 03:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


B C L wrote:

Thank you! I totally agree that her waist is oddly small, I actually fattened up her arm and waist!

and I have nothing against small waists, it's just that (like you say) it looks a bit odd here. I would "fatten it up" a little bit more still (it's not a lot that needs to be done, but just a little push could make a difference), and maybe her elbow a bit more elegant compared to the rest of her arm. other than that, it's awesome smile

Feb 25 13 03:14 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BrandonLundby
Posts: 117
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Here's a cropped version, Let me know what you guys think!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130225/15/512bf0ba57d32.jpg
Feb 25 13 03:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Anna Adrielle
Posts: 18,762
Antwerp, Antwerp, Belgium


like the cropped version better smile
Feb 25 13 03:19 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
RachelReilly
Posts: 1,727
Washington, District of Columbia, US


B C L wrote:
Here's a cropped version, Let me know what you guys think!
http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/130225/15/512bf0ba57d32.jpg

Much better

Feb 25 13 03:27 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
BrandonLundby
Posts: 117
Las Vegas, Nevada, US


Awesome, thanks again, It has been deemed worthy haha
Feb 25 13 03:38 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Mark
Posts: 2,889
New York, New York, US


think the BG color is a poor choice - did you use a bounce board to get more light into her eyes?  And it would lessen the nose shadow .Need some more light in the hair IMHO
Feb 25 13 10:10 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DougBPhoto
Posts: 37,941
Portland, Oregon, US


I like the cropped version, just wish I knew why people love to cut off the top of models' heads. hmm
Feb 25 13 10:26 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
DScottPhotography
Posts: 141
Bradford, England, United Kingdom


Amazing image, but def use the cropped version, she does look unnaturally thin in the full version. Love the darkness of it though, and the background.
Feb 26 13 06:09 am  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Matt Forma
Posts: 373
Denver, Colorado, US


She's sexy
Feb 26 13 09:47 am  Link  Quote 
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