Well, I don't shoot a lot of nudes, but nothing about those photos screams "amateur". You have good exposure, good contrast, nice compositions...I would say you are taking the right approach...but, what is right, or wrong?
Thats what i dont understand. i thought photography is what i see and how i want to capture it. But most photographer now put guidelines on what a specific pose and shoot is supposed to look like from beginning to end. I have been told my pictures contain alot of contrast. and i simply respond "thats how i wanted it" but whats right and wrong is oblivious to me. I'm just trying to grow and learn.
So you are saying that it is better to leave it up to the imagination rather than showing it full blast. Interesting thank you so much for your help. im going to go try this idea you have given me...like NOW
Thank you both. I keep hearing story, which leads to to think that i need to take more pictures that lead the mind to wonder and wander. showing jus enought to arouse great suspicion sort of like a tease.
Emmanuel Brown EP wrote: Thank you both. I keep hearing story, which leads to to think that i need to take more pictures that lead the mind to wonder and wander. showing jus enought to arouse great suspicion sort of like a tease.
Yup - the human brain is the most powerful potential aspect of an image.
A lot of photos are easy to glance at and dismiss - others - - if you can make the brain stop and say "Hey, what happens next?" or, "Wow, how did we get here?" You have a great start.
When I worked with Ebay - we figured that you have less than 2.5 seconds to have people look at images - if they are interested - they would stay and look further.
If the image was bad or dull and easily dismissed - they were GONE.
Strive to make images that engage people's imaginations -
2 and 4 are my only dislikes and 2 is just as other mentioned, is cropping. At that angle looking directly on, best to go with imagination. For me there are poses where it is ok, like at an angle from the side or even in the pose 4 is in but with legs closer together. The critique for 4 is, it seems a little blurred and her head position has you looking up her nose. Eyes look partly open. I think closer legs and tilt the head to see a side profile on her right side would have been money. Soften the look in editing.
The rest are really beautiful shots accentuating the curves and highlighting what makes the female body great. You have a good eye brotha, keep it up.