Portfolio Candidate

07 Jul 2013 admin In G+ Posts

Comments: 10

  1. J. Rae Chip 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    like it.
    Why? no idea.
    My only concern is small and has to do with her pose. Her face looks rounder than it probably is in real life because of how she is pulling her head.

  2. Chris Newham 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    Like it except for the bits of the wall ornament sticking out behind her head above the palm frond.

  3. Angie Kinsey 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    I agree with both comments above, and her expression looks both uncomfortable and inhibited.

  4. Vincent Royer 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    Nice photo, not a nice face.

  5. Luis Galarza 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    Very nice shot, and well done effect… But I have to agree, her face looks a little bit too full.

  6. Todd Green 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    Sorry to say it lacks the intensity and impact of your other shots.  Technically it's good, but I don't feel the magic here.

  7. Tone Kravanja 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    I don't know how experienced the model was, but she should put her chin forward. Or move her head more towards you. In this position she looks rounder than she probably is.

  8. Brent Burzycki 7 Jul 2013 Reply

    Interesting comments… I guess part of me thinks they are right on and the other part likes the shot – round or not… it is very interesting to see what people like and what people comment about and what people think..

    Shows you that photography is so much about what people like and how they interpret the shot almost more than the shot itself…

    I have others I will post and see if the reaction might be different with only a slightly different pose… or angle…

  9. Todd Green 8 Jul 2013 Reply

    It comes down to how you want to represent yourself.  What's good or bad will vary with the viewer, but your own personal style is just that.  I say go for what represents your particular vision and let the cards fall where they may with regard to others' reactions.

  10. Mike Chambers 9 Jul 2013 Reply

    The lighting here really works. And I like how you've processed the color. Your model is smokin and I think her pose and your lighting really flatter her form.

    +Tone Kravanja hit the nail on the head. I don't have a lot of experience shooting models, but every single one I have worked with thinks it looks good when they tuck their chin down and make "bedroom eyes". And it always looks bad. The jawline makes the portrait. She needs to bring her face out from her neck.

    You need to take one step to the left and get the wall mirror in a better spot relative to her head. Other little details, the material on the couch needs smoothed down with a brush (or handled in photoshop). The jagged door reflection in the mirror is also disruptive to the background (also easily edited out). These little tweaks would make a good photo great and would really make a dazzling addition to your portfolio.

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