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11-28-2007, 10:03 AM
Heavy Constructive Critit for these few shots, Please be honnest!!

Many thanks

1 Daniel

2 Nikki #1

3 Nikki #2

Each were shot on location of an 1800's Bed & Breakfast in Cape May NJ, at the Southern Mansion (http://www.southernmansion.com/) for a one day shoot.

All were shot with a Sigma 24-70/f2.8 - Using a Strobe with softbox (Right side), and a Strobe with a Beauty dish.


11-28-2007, 10:23 AM
i dont know a hell of a lot about portrait photography so i may be completely wrong here but it seams to me that the lighting is a little harsh in the last shot. it seams every thing the flash on the right hit is very harsh to me. her dress seams blown out in some places and there are some harsh glares on her face.

Not knowing anything about portrait photography i may be off, and those things may be intentional.

11-28-2007, 11:44 AM
so, you want Honesty? you spelled honest wrong ;)

the only thing, and its kinda minor, that I would do is to clean up the skin..smooth it over and clone out all the stray hairs sticking out.. man that is one SHARP lens!!!

Just seems a touch under exposed and again, the skin needs some light smoothing.. again, minor but im thinking a slight vignette around this one would look nice, but thats your call..

I like this one best. although i do see some harshness on the chair its self... (her left side) and just a touch over exposed on her left side. over all, very nice!

11-28-2007, 12:07 PM
so, you want Honesty? you spelled honest wrong ;)

I blame NEF for this.. LMAO...

Great tips!! keep them coming please..

11-28-2007, 12:49 PM
I blame NEF for this.. LMAO...

Great tips!! keep them coming please..

:blah :blah :blah :D

Now lets face it... I am the LAST person you want opinions from on modeling shots...LOL but here we go...

#1 Skin needs smoothing and model needs to get more sleep... shes got definate bags from lack of sleep and its showing through the makeup...

#2 For the three this would be the one I would pick because I like deeper contrasts...needs some skin smoothing...

#3 Looks blown out a bit... but better on the skins smoothness...

I agree with Craig too... thats a really sharp lens...

11-28-2007, 02:18 PM
Hi Chris,

First bit of honesty is that you rock when it comes to portraiture :rock . But on to the pics:

#1- Not real crazy about the pose/composition. Expression is ok. Skin needs some smoothing. Lighting is the best on this though.

#2- The best one of the three and no real criticisms.

#3- I don't like the fact that you cut off part of her right arm, and the shot seems a little too hot on her left. What I mean is that the skin tones are lost on her face and left side as compared to her right arm. Also, the pose does not remind me of the twenties (somewhat subjective on my part). Not sure how to qualify it, but I would've liked to see her in more of a classic pose.

11-28-2007, 03:16 PM
Good feedback!! I have other poses with all of her body parts in the frame.. Great observations!!

Please, give that Ian.. I went for the super crisp shots first, but as you all have pointed out, its a bit blown out for me too. Thats why I am using your eyes too! :D

Please feel free to rip it appart..

Ian> I am not a rockstar, I am still learning many things!