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Taken in studio as part of my college coursework at f/11 and 1/4 sec. Comments/criticisms welcome.

Camera:E-400
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Sitting pretty
Username:becklespeckle becklespeckle
Uploaded:13 May 2008 - 10:55 AM
Tags:Black & white, Fashion, Portraits / people, Studio portrait
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riprap007
riprap007  101568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 11:37 AM

I'd have gone for a stronger backlight to brighten the white cloth (and get rid of the distracting wrinkles, the skin tones for me are just verging on being overexposed.

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SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 11:39 AMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Interesting. I saw this pic and was intrigued by the pose and the tension in the arms, and what feels like a tension in the face too, and wondered if this might be a gothic (not Goth) theme or undercurrent. Then I saw the title, which although she's a pretty girl, didn't seem to match the mood of the picture.

Sometimes the way one presents a photograph has a big percentage of importance in how it's perceived by the viewer. Titles, framing, pose - and my thinking is that you need another title to match what's actually in the photo.

If you were aiming for a pretty portrait then there are loads of things I would suggest, and they would involve the pose of the arms and the head, the direction of the gaze, the way the foot is distorted by the lens ..

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CathR
CathR  7139 forum posts United Kingdom563 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 1:25 PM

If you want the viewer to focus on the face I am not sure this pose works well. What I see is big dark foot, small white face.

Catherine

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ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014843 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 3:47 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

notnhing wrong with a nice foot cath Smile

though I think the main issue you've got here is a slow shutter and lack of sharpness

the rest's been said

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cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
13 May 2008 - 6:31 PM

Agree with the above, Would add that the lighting is somewaht unbalanced & the pose looks awkward and uncomfortable for the model, This translates into what appears to be a less than happy expression....!

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becklespeckle
16 May 2008 - 2:40 PM

Thanks guys for your useful comments. I was attempting a fashion type shot rather than a portrait, which is why there's less emphasis on the face. I chose mel as my model because there does seem to be a sense of gothic undertones to her style I guess this comes across in the image. Photographically I agree it could have been a lot sharper.

Last Modified By becklespeckle at 16 May 2008 - 2:41 PM

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