Critique for Lee
Lee attended one of our Portrait classes with Leah Axl as the model. After every workshop or masterclass attendees can submit images for review and critique as part of the overall workshop process.
Great shot, well posed, well lit.
I would rotate it so Leah runs diagonally across the frame to give a stronger dynamic and fill the frame better.
Ooh, close, but the lighting is a little full on and the head is just tipped back and squashed. Some fine adjustment in Leah's head position and light position would have nailed this.
Colour in mono setting is very striking. The tight crop works well.
Clean the floor up a bit.
Tone down the skin a very little - it's just slightly bright and pale, especially the forward leg.
Almost perfect except it was shoot with too wide zoom. You definitely need around 100mm lens - you can see that the hands look too big.
Again too wide, and slightly too high on the camera position. The top half of the picture could do to be a little lighter, the face is dark, but the legs look great.
Not as good as the previous one because the pose has gone awkward in the arms.
Too tight on the crop, just give a little more breathing room on the left and right, though you could cut some off the top.
Your camera height looks very good here - a common mistake is to shoot these too high.
Not quite as good as the first one, though similar comments apply.
It's the angle of the head weakens this shot,.
Rotate this 90 degrees, I think it looks better.
Nice gentle soft light across the piece and generally well held tones, the white top could be pulled back just a little.
Cracking. All the tones, detail, crispness you need. Spot on.
Same comments as the earlier one.
Can't quite decide about this one and the falling cloth. I think the trouble is the cloth is either too high, or there is not enough of it.
Leah looks a little shiny and with the tilt to the head this has meant the light on the face is not at it's best angle.
Overall a good portrait selection, good eye, good composition. I'm afraid the best thing you can do now is practice, practice, practice :)
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