Critique for Dave L
Dave recently attended our Carla Monaco Fashion/Nudes in the woods workshop
Lovely tones in this image, the skin tones against the wood and greens works very well.
The bends in the arms are a little awkward. Camera angle could have done to have been just slightly lower to reduce the amount of clutter in the foreground.
Smashing and well placed shadows on the face. So easy to get those shadows in the wrong place, but here we've got great Rembrandt lighting. There's a bit of imbalance in tones, a lot lighter on the right than the left.
Very nice, smashing light, nice use of the background, though the area a few branches growing out of the head. The light on the hair is very good.
Not so keen on this one, the partially closed eyes don't work for me. The bright light has also led to the shadows being quite blocked in. I'm assuming this was taken with flash, the dark skies behind have come out very well.
It's a bit not one thing nor t'other. On the one hand Carla looks relaxed in the face, but tenses in the body. It doesn't really add up to me.
Nice black and white, lovely use of depth of field. The pose, stretching from the tree down, is great, really make Carla look strong. It looks just a fraction burnt out on some of Carla's skin.
Overall a good set, maybe pay a bit more attention to the pose, emotion and context to strengthen up your images.
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