Post Workshop Critique - Rich
Rich recently had a one-on-one session and sent a few images for critique following the session. This post session review is included on all our workshops, both individual and group workshops and is a vital part of the learning process.
Looking closely you can see that there is a lack of definition on the chair and on the hair. The light to the left of the image could have been moved just to bring out those details a little more. The rim light on the legs is really nice, but not enough hair light in particular.
The pose is fine, but watch the hands, the hand on the leg could have been pointed more in-line with the leg and the hand on the right looks a little clenched.
I know we set this up to be deliberately on the black set as part of the course, normally I would recommend for a dark haired girl putting a little light into the black to make it a grey.
The body shape is great, but the crop is really awkward, we've lost the hands and feet which does make it look like its just been cropped wrong. Try and crop mid-limb.
Shooting with a hat is always difficult, and in this case we've lost the catchlights in the eyes. You can use a very low powered flash much lower to give the catchlight without messing up the overall lighting.
A bit under-exposed. I like the fly away hair and the body shape. The hands are a bit "knuckly" and over-tense.
Although similar in pose to the previous image this one works much better. With the hips turned a bit sideways you get a lovely feminine curve across the bum and better definition in the bust. The hands are more relaxed.
Post processing could add a little warmth to the image and maybe a little more contrast.
This is a good example, but all the images could do with a little more sharpening as they will come out of the camera a bit soft.
Nice shot all round, provocative, close and enticing. The light has skimmed the face and bust really nicely giving a fairly smooth light, but still showing lots of 3 dimensional modelling.
Photographically OK, but the I wouldn't have picked this image, the pose makes the shoulders look very high and the face hasn't quite got that "sparkle" about it.
Lighting, especially the left hand side rim, has worked very well.
Turning the hips further away from the camera would have improved the body shape no end.
As the model will want to naturally turn the body flat to camera your job as photographer is to make sure they don't, and look out for the hands especially.
Finally, your logo is too strong - it's very distracting in all the images.
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