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Hi! Well, this one is taken last year, with a another background. I still think the background is not the right one, but better than the previous picture??? I think I got the sRGB right this time. There's some shade on her face, unfortunately ... The name on the bottom left corner is the model's, her condition to upload the photo. I don't plan to use these batch of pictures for work, just want to know your opinion on the background, colours, etc. so as to plan those I will use.
Once more, thank you soooo much for your comments, critique, etc.
Regards, Renée

Brand:NIKON
Camera:Nikon Coolpix P90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:18 Feb 2012 - 11:11 AM
Focal Length:11.8mm
Aperture:f/3.5
Shutter Speed:1/112sec
ISO:64
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:another try
Username:Saradadevi Saradadevi
Uploaded:26 Feb 2013 - 7:16 AM
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paulbroad
paulbroad  789 forum posts United Kingdom880 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 8:45 AM

I'm afraid I'm struggling here a bit. The background is OK, but a bit contrived. Something similar but a bit further away would be better as this is so obviously set up. If the shot was for the girl, OK, but I'm not sure about the content at all. I ask myself - Why?

Paul

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Saradadevi
26 Feb 2013 - 10:16 AM

Hi Paul,
Regarding content, these are just yoga postures, quite normal yoga postures. I teach yoga and use photos for different purposes. In this case, the model is also a yoga teacher, is planning to start teaching yoga for pregnancy and wanted some pictures when she was pregnant herself last year.
For my project I need all the attention of the viewer in the posture.

Thanks for your comments,

Regards, Renée

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iancrowson e2 Member 4211 forum postsiancrowson vcard United Kingdom129 Constructive Critique Points
26 Feb 2013 - 10:33 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

I think this image works fine in the context of your further explanation. It clearly demonstrates the position and pregnant aspect. The background does not distract me when looking at the photo.
As you have indicated your self photographically there is room for improvement. The lighting is easier outside, bright day but not direct sunlight. If you used a larger area of grass it should be possible to just have grass in the foreground right into the background, ie plain.
A consideration in respect to any business is that the quality of the photo can often reflect on the quality of the business. If you are to show clients photos of different position it will look more professional if the set up -clothing, background etc is the same in a series.
Ian

Last Modified By iancrowson at 26 Feb 2013 - 10:39 AM

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26 Feb 2013 - 2:42 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Hi Renee, the explanation about the yoga was a critical piece of this puzzle, and needed to be in the description!

Once thats known, - and Paul didnt, its a lot easier to comment.

Its a competent shot, background is OK, as theres some connection between Yoga and health and the outdoors. If I was to shoot it, I would have done it from a different angle, more to the right, lower, showing only the pose, and ideally showing one arm, one leg. But it works. her legs are in shade, the inside one looking a little greay, so perhaps brighten them a little to project an overall sense of health and well being.

I will upload a mod to show what I mean.


regards


Willie

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Saradadevi
26 Feb 2013 - 3:03 PM

Thanks Ian!

I'll go for plain grass in the background the next time, that's a good idea!


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A consideration in respect to any business is that the quality of the photo can often reflect on the quality of the business. If you are to show clients photos of different position it will look more professional if the set up -clothing, background etc is the same in a series.
Ian

yes, definitely. Though I hardly advertise, you are completely right and also, I teach kids in a clinic, and use photos as motivation (works fantastic) and for games. The photos of the kids are for them only but that does not make them less important and the ones for the games just need to look beautiful Smile

Regards, Renée

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Saradadevi
26 Feb 2013 - 3:07 PM

Thanks Willie, for comments and mod, need to work on editing too Smile

Regards, Renée

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