Critique for John
John was one of the attendees at our Art Nude workshop, every attendee can submit a selection of work afterwards for review and critique - a valuable part of the workshop learning process.
Two slight issues, the nose breaking the line of the cheek gives a slight disjoint.
The left hand edge is bright - something went wrong with the vignette.
But still a lovely image.
Whereas this still has a similar dreamy quality and shot in the same lighting, this looks over posed - so although it has a sense of "reality" about it, the overall look says "posed" and so there is a conflict.
Spot on, lovely rim light giving all the shape and form of the anatomy, the texture and fine hairs are just terrific.
At first I though this was terrific, but second glance I realised I was bugged that it wasn't quite as symmetrical as it could be.
Firstly the wing tips are not at the same height
Secondly the wing floating to the left needs to be echoed on the right.
You could just try slicing the left hand and flipping it to mirror
Wings look lovely. Just re-compose this so there is more space to the left for Katra to jump into. Maybe angle it slightly so it looks more like a jump than a big step.
This and the first are my favourites.
Very well seen and structured.
The clever use of monochrome on the background is subtle but effective
The pose, expression, position are all great.
Good choice of images, the things I'm looking at are quite subtle and are about reading the picture as a whole. Compare the images you have chosen with their neighbours in the shoot. See if you can decide what made the ones you chose stand-out from the others and try and make the same difference on your next shoot to get to the next level.
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