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Autumn Fashion

By ajnaaddict
Nina wanted to do something with the fallen apples outside her yard, so we went for this little fashion set.

still don't have a flash so all natural lighting. would love to know what you all think (I promis I'll get another model soon!)

Tags: Model Autumn Fashion Apples Jumper Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.1k 2476 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2015 12:00PM
I rather like this, it's strong and characterful. I can imagine her in conversation with someone just outside the frame on the right. And I do like the feet.

One quibble - I wish you had used a slightly higher viewpoint. Looking up at a girl's knees is not particularly flattering!
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
27 Oct 2015 3:32PM
Challengingly low light - 1/100 @ f/5.6 and 800 ISO is not bright!

I like, yet again, the different look you have got from Nina. Brilliant model as she is, you are drawing out different sides of her, and it's very, very good.

The baby giraffe/broken doll pose can look (even more) ungainly from straight on and low down - usually, You'd avoid having the knees pointing at the camera, or use a higher viewpoint (this could look very good from close in, with the lens at 18mm, so that you get a lot of deliberate distortion).

I might straighten the fence on the left, but it's not essential, especially for this sort of fashion look. Flash wouldn't have been good here - you have wonderfully subtle and diffuse natural light, and adding flash would destroy it, while that degree of subtlety would be hard to arrange with softboxes...
mikesavage 19 299 2 England
27 Oct 2015 4:26PM
I like this - no need to go searching for another model!
banehawi Plus
17 2.7k 4282 Canada
27 Oct 2015 5:51PM
Yes, a bit bright. I think you had a bright light on her face, with a lot of shadow, so using the shadow/highlight tool in post processing with help deal with the range.

Her face is exposed quite well, - it can stand a +1/3, and the shadow too does the rest.

The mod is also cropped so she has more space in front.


pamelajean Plus
15 1.7k 2243 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2015 8:03PM
It does look as if Nina is conversing with someone on the right, outside of the frame, and this makes the viewer wonder who or what it might be. It introduces an element of the unknown into the photo. It creates intrigue, which makes the shot for me.

I like the fact that Nina's jumper is in autumn colours (as is her hair, of course), and the suggestion of autumn with the use of the fallen apples. I've been wondering how it would look if Nina had one of those apples in her left hand, maybe about to bite into it?
The other thing I'd like to have seen included is some autumnal foliage of some kind, just to gel it all together. Maybe you could have got some leaves from somewhere else and scattered some on the ground?
Just some ideas.
The seat is good because it's unobtrusive, simple and doesn't attract attention.

paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2015 9:22AM
I rather like this in general. I would normally prefer eye contact but this has the appearance of a candid and it works quite well as such. The pose is nice and you did well to include the full figure and I like the viewpoint.

I'm not sure it'scritically sharp. Did you use a tripod. You should. It slows you down and gives time to makesure the focal point is in the right place. I suspect the knees are a touch sharper than the face.

I usually use manual focus or focus lock if not on a tripod for such images.

I think a flash fill would have spoilt the effect on this one unless very weak.


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