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20/04/2012 - 1:52 PM

piano girl

piano girlLike it, but the print on the wall distracts and breaks into the girls head, plus the random stuff on top of the piano.
02/12/2011 - 7:16 AM

the usual suspects

the usual suspectsIf I was faced with having to take this shot I would sit my camera on the floor and look through the veiwfinder to look across the plastic sheet instead of down onto it, also taking care not to get the edge of the sheet as well. That way it would cut out all the marks/dents on it

Looking at the light at the top of of the sheet, did you forget to move the lights down when you asked the group to pose like this.

Hope that helps a bit.
27/11/2011 - 7:53 PM

Chelsie Twirl

Chelsie TwirlNot sure if your blowing the background in photoshop on these shots?, it doesn't seem to tally with the lighting of the girl.

Also a little bit more care with the placing of the main light to stop harsh shadows from the hand on the lower chin/bottom lip and the nose shadow on the cheek, that, or the girl is moving off her spot once you have the lights set up. I always try and explain what lights are doing when working with models.
Julie Outdoors - Selective ColourThis one I like, and very good as it was your first attempt with off camera flash. Would have liked a bit more space above her head, you can always shoot with more space and crop later, just gives you the extra option.

I would have brought about 25% colour back in on the wall and floor, it's just a bit more subtle, give it a try next time you process a shot.
11/10/2011 - 7:13 AM


MaddyReading through the comments, I suppose if you dropped the lens it may be damaged in some way.

I may be wrong, but I would have thought you have to be very precise with your focus point if your working at F1.8 (according to your exif listed).

With such good light from two window lights I would have lowered the ISO from 800 played with the other settings as well. And keep stopping, review your shots on the back of the camera, zoom in to look at the detail, that way you can pick up on things like this and make a descision, do I try other settings or do I change the lens ( if it's broken).

I'm sure everyone's thinking I'm a right B............D by now, but I'm only trying to help you. If you look back a few pages in my gallery and find the shot 'Light by velux' I had one two foot roof light to work with, about 4 foot away from Mel at the top of a staircase, it was shot with the same 50mm lens exif was ISO 320 F8 1/50

Hope this helps
20/09/2011 - 11:35 AM

Lady of the Manor

Lady of the ManorAs no one else has had a go I will. Hope it helps.

Overall it's not good, firstly it's not flattering to the model with her head (the point of interest in my opinion if I'm shooting people) is stuck way up at the top of the shot and we are left with a load of dress and wall to look at. Try getting more level with your subject in this case.

The single arm is bad because having to support herself her arm is tensing and looking bigger than it should, the other arm should have been straight down so we can see it's there.

A better pose would have been sat on the step, then work on some variations of the rule of thirds as you look through the viewfinder, inc some head shots and wider shots, if you do some more model shoots try taking a few 'tear sheets' from magazines of pose's you like and concentrate on trying to acheive the shot.

Don't be afraid to move around your subject while shooting, don't stay on the same spot, do keep reviewing your shots as you go along, inc the histogram, this only takes seconds and will result in better work.

Hope my crit hasn't put you off shooting models
19/09/2011 - 5:48 PM


BeautyA decent first attempt with good light, just needs a bit of tidying up in PS.

Maybe desaturate the skin tone a bit, a few small marks on the skin need cloning out, and maybe re-crop taking off the untidy bottom inch or perhaps a square crop?.
13/08/2011 - 12:13 PM

oriental bloom 2

oriental bloom 2+1 for the toning down of the colour from yesterdays shot. Just scrolling up and down I would crop the bottom up to the lowest piece of material, and also clone the feet out to enhance the floating feel.