Revolutionising Tripods: The Benro Theta Is An Auto-Levelling Travel Tripod
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dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2002 England
24 Nov 2020 9:55PM
Half a step back, and include Anna's hand in the frame. Maybe a little to the left, so she's all against the lighter window, not overlapping the frame. and possibly depth of filed so that the strap and her eyes are all in focus: a stop or two down, perhaps.

And it's a lovely image.
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
25 Nov 2020 1:03AM
I had nearly finished my comment and the sea washed it away... Too late and too pissed to write this again at THIS time. Catch you all once the sun shines. Speak you soon amigos!
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
25 Nov 2020 10:56PM
It happened twice!!!! Lost it again.
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
25 Nov 2020 10:57PM
I need a vodka!
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
29 Nov 2020 3:20PM
Unbelievable! It happened again as I was writing the last paragraph...

pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
29 Nov 2020 3:25PM
Amigo Kamil your portrait of Anna haunts me, haha.

pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
29 Nov 2020 6:11PM
Hi Kamil. I will break this in shorter parts.

I appreciate the fact that the focal length is fixed. Your camera though is capable of producing 4 different formats which means you can change how much of the model and the spare around them you can include and exclude.
I suppose shooting wider allows you to crop, missing parts out costs more in time than effort.

pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
29 Nov 2020 6:26PM
So instead of the native form of vertical 4:3, I would suggest two alternatives, a horizontal close up 3:2 which stops before the end of her top and a square 1:1 which contains less of the window.

The reason? I think this is not a boudoir image of a woman, this is a picture of Anna's femininity and character. The essence of the image can be framed in those spaces (3:2 and 1:1) and you are still left with a classic "look over the shoulder" picture, even if she does not stare at you?

P.S. 1) Did you say a joke to her? It helps to make them laugh, sometimes.
P.S. 2) This is the shortest version of my comments. Nice picture amigo!
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
29 Nov 2020 6:34PM
P.S. 4) A 16:9 framing could have fitted her hand and more of her back pocket.
kamil018 5 2 Poland
2 Dec 2020 8:07PM
I'm trying my best to make every session fun, there is a lot of laugh, most women doing these types of photos for 1st time in their life (lingerie /sensual / naked) so good atmosphere and laught helps a lot and it can break ice faster and in this kind of photography are a lot of barriers by itself, also im male so not easy task - make half naked woman feel comfortable and laugh and don't make it look sexually, also giving compliments is pretty hard too.
pablophotographer 11 2.1k 442
3 Dec 2020 12:24AM
Provide coffee/tea, biscuits and have a wireless speaker they can play their music on.... Helps cheering them up 😄
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 2002 England
3 Dec 2020 2:00PM
You're so right, Kamil - and so is Pablo. Many of my best pictures have been built on tea and biscuits: a few on baked beans on toasted cheese at lunchtime - and if the model arrives very early, scrambled eggs can help!

Music matters, as well - either something the model chooses, or something that doesn't demand attention. I rather like ambient music, the sort of thing Brian Eno produces...

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