Critique for Ian L
This is a short critique on some selected shots from Ian on our recent Carla in the Woods workshop.
Hands are scrunched up and the face is over dark. I'm immediately drawn to those two part of the image. I like the way Carla is very concentrated in the frame.
This image and the next are infra-red shots. As a general thing you can see how it has made the skin tones wonderful and smooth and the classic light foliage all around. Though it does leave the eyes a little dark and the lips a little pale.
Depends how purist you want to be about this, for me I would apply a little dodge and burn to eyes, lips and nipples.
I do like the shadows on Carla's body, they work very well.
Nice pose, nice camera angle, face is just slightly too shady.
Poor girl's goosebumps are really showing here! Everything looks a little harsh, the highlights are a bit hot and there seems to be some break down in the gradients of the tones. The hand is very awkward.
I like this and I like that you have positioned Carla right off to the edge, that works well. The bank side looks much more artificial than I was expecting for the day.
Love the crop and composition of this. Certainly the best of the set in my mind.
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