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You laugh at me because I'm different... I laugh at you because you're stupid!
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  • Look at the bottom of the corset...
    • 21 Dec 2011 1:43AM
  • by my side

    Sorry to hear of your loss Chris, it's difficult losing one friend, but two in such a short time Sad
    • 25 Jun 2011 7:33PM
  • No Alternative

    If this were a CD cover, then it would have some of the name/title cropped as most CD covers are a square crop.
    The word 'Illusion' is it the album title or the band name? It's such a minor part of the overall image that it does not come across as either, more an afterthought added to the final product. It needs to be bolder in it's presence and positioning.

    I'd make the square crop and have the wording 'No Alternative' running down the right hand edge, and drop 'Illusion'
    • 18 Dec 2010 2:01AM
  • I Feel pretty

    Quote:there is absolutely no reason for anyone to criticize this whatsoever.

    Except that it has been uploaded to the Critique Gallery, the place where people post images for constructive criticism/feedback/comments.
    • 2 Nov 2010 5:24PM
  • V W I S

    The offensive language has been removed by myself, please read the site term & conditions for acceptable language in the galleries and forums.
    ePHOTOzine Moderator
    • 26 May 2010 4:34PM
  • Crap Metal

    Can't believe nobody has picked up on the cropped wording in the background... 'Crap Metal'
    • 16 Apr 2010 3:33PM
  • dEcO III

    Yet more beautiful work Jo, and I'd still like to shoot with you
    • 25 Feb 2010 2:52AM
  • Penthouse dancer

    Stunning work, really like the whole series of images.

    How did you manage to persuade the owners/builders/security to get access for the shoot?
    • 4 Feb 2010 8:16PM
  • Marsha

    Nick, I've added the adult tag, although I agree with you, the image would not be safe for work for most people.
    • 1 Feb 2010 12:20PM
  • Inner Beauty

    It's all backlit Ade, I exposed for the front of the dress in shadow.
    • 17 Jan 2010 1:35PM
  • X Factors !

    The overall scene is quite pleasant, and I imagine very rewarding to be there. But a couple of small things spoil this image for me, the first is the horizon, which is off by a fair amount. The easiest way to sort this wuld be at time of capture, if you look at the far bank on the left hand side, if that was horizontal then it would add so much more to the image. It can be a difficult thin to judge at the time of taking an image, but as a guide a simple spirit level should help.
    The second niggle is the amount of noise in the presented image. Can I ask what the original settings were, as I'm not sure if it was as a result of the camera settings or the post production.

    • 13 Nov 2009 2:27AM
  • Mischief

    Thanks for the feedback Will, but this image was set up with the model deliberately next to the wording on the wall, bringing her forward would lose that interaction, also as it was shot on location multiple strobes were not an option.

    With regards to the height of the dead space, look carefully and you will see a subtle circular line painted on the wall, which is mimicking the fall of light from the gridded flash.

    I appreciate your time to comment, and do consider your points valid.
    • 20 Oct 2009 11:38PM
  • Fatboy Slim

    Liking the work, and the lengthy description coupled with the lighting diagram is more than helpful.
    • 6 Oct 2009 10:17PM
  • (oo)

    Thanks for your comments.

    I'm interested in why fetish is meant to be dark... I've never considered it having to be dark to fit in the fetish category, or any other category. But then, I don't actually class this as fetish.
    • 22 Jul 2009 1:18PM
  • Kinloch Rannoch Evening II

    ...and no rug to be seen anywhere in the frame!
    • 20 May 2009 4:04PM
  • The Zephyr

    The motion blur doesn't portray forward motion, due to the angle. Had a play around with it and it didn't quite fit. But using the radial blur tool (after a rough selection of the car) gives a look of motion. The filter was set approx 12, and method zoom, please see mod for the example.
    • 11 Apr 2009 1:53AM
  • I see, and do nothing

    Looking at the image as a whole (just the first one, not the variants) something niggles me about it, I can't seem to settle on any one part of it.

    The bright pillars keep dragging my eye to them, so competing for attention and moving the viewer to each side of the main subject. Ignoring them, the large spotted cow horn doesn't portray any of the sentiment you mention in the description, at least not to me. The lock on the forehead, doesn't look right, most likely my mind knowing it shouldn't be there, but partly due to the lighting on the lock doesn't fit with that of the main portrait. The padlock is well positioned, but again the lighting doesn't match the main subject, it's not got the key lights (sorry for the pun) on the metal work, it appears a little flat to me, also the metal loop in the shadow of the right hand side (lip area) should be darker than lower lip loop, and the shading would be angled differently.

    The cuts and scrapes on the skin look very effective. Despite what I've said I do like the image, it's close to the finished product as far as I'm concerned, just needs a bit more work.
    • 11 Apr 2009 1:36AM
  • Lady in Waiting

    I agree this has fallen short! Sorry to be blunt, but it's dark... too dark overall. The only bright areas look as if they have been pulled back using the burn tool (on the highlights).

    The angle of the light is good, and one that can work well, but it needs a lot more fill from the left of the image. A reflector does help a lot, and can provide on most occasions enough light to make the image. However, looking at this I'd guess that it would need a touch more light adding in. Personally, I would use an off camera flash (with radio trigger) or a video light to create the spill of light from the back of the subject, and a reflector angled to fill the shadow so you can see more detail on the model, but not to fully light the subject.
    • 7 Apr 2009 3:13AM
  • Are you sure Jill?

    I like the framing and facial expression, but feel that it could be improved with a little fill light on the left of her face and some work on the eyes. the dark line through the white of the left eye is distracting.
    I don't usually like processing on the skin, but a tiny amount of smoothing would help lift this image further.
    • 6 Apr 2009 11:13PM
  • Seductress

    This type of pose is quite common in Boudoir photography, and one that helps make the ladies legs look longer, one reason it is so popular.

    For this particular image though, I would have preferred a lower shooting point, so you look along the body and then see the legs against the wall, by doing this it stops the models body looking short because the angle of view you see the shape of the breasts, you also gain much better eye contact.

    The exposure of the image also looks quite dark, so you lose the model against the bed covers, if you want to keep the dark image style, I would suggest a flash bounced off the ceiling, with a light modifier to throw some forward to light the legs. This will light the models torso more, so define it against the covers. An alternative would be a reflector off to the side to throw some light back across the body.
    • 6 Apr 2009 11:19AM
  • Footsie

    This is a stunning image, well thought out yet not easy to get the right result. The feet are brighter than the hands, but knowing the difference in skin tones from a new born to Dad, it's perfectly balanced.
    Minor quibble, make Dad's hands more heart shaped!
    • 29 Mar 2009 6:23AM
  • Niki - in bondage to film...

    The expression of the model comes across as being scared or nervous in the current position of the shoot. I don't know if this was intentional by the photographer, or if it was accidental.

    Just my opinion.
    • 26 Mar 2009 12:24AM
  • tango in venice

    Did you use a tobacco filter pre or post capture on this image?
    • 26 Mar 2009 12:11AM
  • Can anyone say jump?

    Love the shot, I'd be interested in the processing on the image.
    • 26 Mar 2009 12:03AM
  • Le Lilliputian Tower

    Close to the right result, something about the foreground that just doesn't quite sit right for me... but can't put my finger on it!

    Anyway, get back to project work or making daft animations from other peoples pics, I need a good laugh!
    • 25 Mar 2009 11:34PM
  • Cheesy

    Not sure how you'd pitch this to a model without it sounding... well, cheesy!
    • 24 Mar 2009 5:16PM
  • Blustery Outlook ...

    Another fine effort Mr Sutton... You want to be careful up there though!
    • 11 Mar 2009 12:15PM
  • That'll be 4:50 Please

    Quote:2 lights here, one at about 10 oclock, and the other was at about 3ish

    Good lord, that's a long exposure... how did he stay still for so long?
    • 6 Mar 2009 3:30AM
  • Reclining

    V4 wins for me...
    • 1 Mar 2009 10:29PM
  • Clearing Skies

    Simple and effective. Love the MF look, reminds my of the results from my Lubitel 166.
    • 1 Mar 2009 10:27PM