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Flower Power - Pt V

By tazisdylan
I would appreciate your detailed feedback on this one, as I have my own thoughts and would like to hear those of others.

Tags: Portrait Fashion Female Flower Lake Portraits and people

Voters: phillG, watchart, morpheus1955 and 4 more

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Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
31 May 2011 10:07PM
Your more conceptual photography has far more impact imho.

You use textures well and balance light.

This is well boring , the shoes add nothing , just as the eye wants to settle on her eyes the bland white sky kicks attention away.

I dont mind logos on images , but yours is placed within the frame. Far better to border it and add subtle.

The shadow behind her dress isn't a complimentary line , it looks like a tail , and there's some tell tale cloning artefacts around the edge of the face.

I do like how there's a red (dress flowery) blue (shirt and sea) and green (trees) going on.

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tazisdylan 10 1 10 United Kingdom
1 Jun 2011 8:10PM
Thank you very much for your detailed feedback. May I say it makes a change to get some constructive, technical comment on here (with the exception of a few other regulars who follow my work). You have slightly restored my faith in this site and my purpose of being here... to learn and hopefully improve.

I fully agree with all your comments regarding the image. I was not happy with it myself, albeit for other reasons! Many lessons learned from this image and the associated experience of when it was taken. So, I guess in that respect all was not lost!

IMO I am not a fan of logos full stop; but sadly these days they seem a must - not that they are particularly hard to remove of course - perhaps it is more a psychological effect for us! It could have done with being a bit smaller that is for sure. Point taken for the next image.

I appreciate your positive comments on my other photography. Thanks for taking the time to look. One day I will aspire to achieve a PF half as good and interesting as yours - not sure you can list yourself as a 'beginner' though, but I guess it is all subjective.

Once again, thanks for your valuable feedback. Please feel free on others of mine with the same level of detail - good or bad!
Eviscera 13 1.1k 149 United Kingdom
2 Jun 2011 11:48PM
Ok Jason , added you to my favs list !

Will try not to rip into your stuff to much cos I do like your style.

tazisdylan 10 1 10 United Kingdom
5 Jun 2011 6:46PM
Thanks for the add and be my guest on the 'ripping' into. Like I said I am here to learn and receive constructive criticism like yours, not to have people blow smoke up my butt. I'm well aware that I have a long way to go, but hopefully, slowly but surely. And as a certain supermarket chain likes to remind us, 'every little helps'.
Hi Jason,

The one thing that stands out for me is the light, it is very harsh, which is not very flattering on the models arms and face. The harsh light has also caused some over exposure on the front of the dress.
tazisdylan 10 1 10 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2011 8:37PM
I totally agree. I do not like the picture or the other unseen ones in this series because of this. It was taken as part of a group shot and we made the mistake of reflecting light into the models face to try and balance the lighting issues. Hindsight told us we should have diffused it to balance it instead. But at least we learnt from the experience.

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