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First Glamour Attempts
Old 08-26-2005, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hey folks, these are a few shots that I took at my first TFP session recently. I've done lots of photography in my past, but these are my first glamour attempts. Any constructive feedback would be greatly appreciated.










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Re: First Glamour Attempts
Old 08-26-2005, 09:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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These are great, I hope you do many more like it. The one suggestion I would have is to not cut off her foot and fingers in the first one.
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Re: First Glamour Attempts
Old 08-26-2005, 11:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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You have several good photos, but each of them could be improved a bit.

#1 Very good lighting and nice pose, but the cropping off of the leg and toe looks a bit odd. Also the lamps hanging down are distracting and should be cloned out. But when shooting in general, always sweep the scene with your eyes for what I call background clutter and try to compose so that the clutter is either gone or very blurred (using the right DOF, of course).
#2 managed to end up with a hot spot on the nose from somewhere probably a bit too powerful hair light, the same light that looks like its hitting the front of her hair. If you're going to show part of the hands, you should really show all of them, and not crop them.
#3 has the biggest problem with clutter as we are seeing too much in the background that is too sharp. Also the wall edge runs up and down through the head, which is usually a no-no. You needed to shift her position a bit before shooting to get a better background look. Also she looks a little off balance in this pose which often happens on a spongy surface. The feet are awkwardly posed and she doesn't really look happy about the whole thing at this point.

The skin tones look great in #1, but not nearly as good in #2 and #3.

I hope these remarks are of some help.



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Re: First Glamour Attempts
Old 08-27-2005, 03:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Good to see another shooter from this area on here.

Good start - I like #2 the best of these three - the lighting is nice to me and I like the mood you have here with her expression and the overall coloration.

You'll want to work on posing. The first two have the muscle in the upper arm bulging (I get that wrong myself at times). It's not that flattering. Also, you are cutting off hands and feet.

Hope this helps.

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Re: First Glamour Attempts
Old 08-29-2005, 08:33 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the feedback! I struggle with hands/feet. I wan to fill the frame with the model, and end-up cutting things off. I'm working on it... I would have liked the background to be more out of focus in #3, but I was shooting with a wide-angle lens because of the limited working distance in the bedroom, so DOF is deeper than what's optimal.
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Re: First Glamour Attempts
Old 08-29-2005, 06:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I like them, but maybe one and three are a little busy with distracting elements. Two is nice, but the amputated body parts bother me. Why crop so close?

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Re: First Glamour Attempts
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I try to fill the frame with the subject, thus leaving out distracting other elements. In this case I apparently took it a little far, though. If I had it to shoot over, I'd include her hands. I'd also put a piece of ply-wood under the comforter so that she didn't sink into the mattress so far; that's why I lost her left forearm.
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