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03/01/2012 - 10:05 PM

Emma in Sepia

Emma in SepiaI have to be totally honest Tim and say 'I'm not entirely sure'. And this is why.

Positives: Models pose (hands in particular) and composition from base of frame, outfit - very tasteful

Negatives: I find the eyes flat, possibly through over processing them and coupled with the 'warming' effects, I don't find the image warm. I'm slightly distracted by the highlight on the seat cushion to LHS of model's head - it draws my attention from her face/eyes.

I think it would be interesting to see the original.... I wonder if a B&W with some added contrast might work.
10/05/2011 - 9:01 PM

Lucinda III

Lucinda IIILighting seems nice and even. Eyes are sharp, but somehow the photo lacks 'wow' for me.

I think the cropped head and fingers distract me, not that it is always wrong to do things this way, just does not sit well for me here. The model whilst lovely, seems to be a little disinterested by the whole event and therefore not as engaging as I think she could be with her 'audience'. I wonder also if the central composition takes away some of the potential impact of this shot.

Anyway, those are my thoughts for what they are worth and for what position I am in to comment. All meant to be helpful, which I hope it is.
04/05/2011 - 1:29 PM


SophiaGreat eye contact helped by those lovely eyes. Good catchlights. Nice even lighting.

I have no issues with the models pose, expression and apparent confidence in front of the camera.
22/08/2010 - 8:10 PM


DreamingA nice candid appearing picture, with a natural smile on the young girl. A little bit of catchlight in the eyes, although they lack a little detail.

The other thing I may have done differently myself lies in the composition. The girl is quite central in the picture and I may have been more inclined to place her on a third (probably the left one here given the background). I wonder also if either bringing her head or eyes towards the camera may have helped.

Left as it is I would clone out the screw, as it is a distraction.

Overall a good first effort. I hope this helps. And don't forget, it is just my opinion and what do I know!
20/05/2010 - 7:31 PM

All Alone..........

All Alone..........Great, well thought out image. Nicely composed and executed.

A few views of mine are:

I wonder how it may have been with the model looking up slightly towards the camera? I am undecided on the 'chopped' hand and feet.

I'm with Jonny on the cloning of that socket.

Have a vote for a overall good job.
17/05/2010 - 10:37 AM

Sweetest Expectation

Sweetest ExpectationA cracking image. Lovely lighting on the sofa, well suited background. Nice relaxed looking model

Two niggles - I find the light on the model's chest a little harsh (as opposed to the face, abdomen, legs and sofa!) and the light coloured flooring to the side of the sofa distracting particularly as it is not in keeping with the other colours in the image. Perhaps you could clone the background wallpaper in here of just tone it right down?
17/05/2010 - 10:31 AM


ChoicesStunning. I love this picture. Great concept, lovely model. Good idea with your backdrop roll!

I prefer the lighting to the right half and appreciate where you are coming from with the contrast between the two halves, but think the image on the right is too blown (in terms of the background). I like the rest of the left portion.

I look forward to seeing more from you and this fine model.
First ever attempt at portrait photographyJust starting out myself and we also have the same camera!

I take it you are shooting without the benefit of studio lights as I find the lighting uneven across the different faces. The two girls are burnt out in places. The lady in the centre is the most natural

The background is distracting (a curtain I think) and not that I am an expert, but their body positions are a bit slouched. The girl on the right has her eyes partly closed. And again, I am just starting out but I understand it is important to have sharply focused/defined eyes in portrait shots.

If it helps, I have found some great sources of info available on the web to help you with technique, etc, so have a look yourself if you want to find out more.

Sorry if this seems a little critical, but I hope it helps. And like I said, I am no expert myself!
21/11/2009 - 5:11 PM


EmilyA model in the making! Great pose (with the shoes), and attitude!

I think the feedback from all above is fair. And my suggestions are:

Blur the man with THAT shirt
Convert to mono
Colour pop your model

And maybe a slight crop on the right to get rid of the lady (my eye draws to her off the model's left arm. Not sure how the crop will influence the overall composition and you may find that the mono conversion and colour pop will make her less of an issue.

Anyway, these are my thoughts - not that I am an expert!