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FIRST POST--GIRL AND CAR
Old 02-06-2007, 03:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is the first time I have posted an image here. I would like to have an honest critique about this image. I am sure I will get that here. Thank You.

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Re: FIRST POST--GIRL AND CAR
Old 02-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Now that is a real beauty... and the model is not bad either...
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Re: FIRST POST--GIRL AND CAR
Old 02-06-2007, 03:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Here goes,

I like the highlight in her hair, her expression seems to be a bit blah.
You need more fill light on her front side either from a flash or a reflector. Her right arm is hidden and it looks like she has only one arm (is she an amputee?). Try finding a spot where there are not parking stripes on the ground, and maybe wet the ground as well if possible, it will give a good sheen to it.

Hope this helps others may have more input for you…. Happy shooting.
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Re: FIRST POST--GIRL AND CAR
Old 02-08-2007, 11:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Cars are a pain in the a$$. Decisions need to be made of what you're trying to highlight...the girl or the car vs the lens you have. Some thoughts on this shot:

- Not enough light on your subject....she's too dark. Use a reflector or fill flash.
- Come in tighter....too much around her (e.g. background and lines on the parking lot). You'll lose part of the car but hence the decision above....a 18-70mm lens might have solved this problem for you. (see pic below.)
- Mood...girls/cars are supposed to be hot n' steamy...not feeling it from this model.

Hope this helps....keep shooting!!!!!

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Re: FIRST POST--GIRL AND CAR
Old 02-08-2007, 01:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah...what he said. I go along with other suggestions. If I had shot this, I would have gone back and put more light on her. With her in black, she needs to stand out more. If you have a good imagination, there are all sorts of things you can use to reflect light. You can buy those "space blankets" in your sporting goods department and tape them to a piece of white foamcore or cardboard and have a good reflector for cheap. Then you have a white side and a silver side. I am guessing she had her head tilted to keep the sun off her face, but it doesn't fit the image of a beautiful girl and a beautiful car. "Attitude, baby". Also, just my 2 cents worth here, but how about if she had lipstick to match the color of the car or some other accesory to compliment them. When I was shooting a lot of models (back in film days), I would shoot with negatives and slides, process the slides and sit down and stare at the images for a long time and pick them apart myself and take notes on how to make it better. Then, the next time I had the opportunity to do something similar, I was prepared. Rick from Arkansas "Arkie"
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Re: FIRST POST--GIRL AND CAR
Old 02-09-2007, 06:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you all so much for taking the time to give me some feedback. I always appreciate an honest critique; it is the best way to improve. Again—thank you.
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Re: FIRST POST--GIRL AND CAR
Old 02-12-2007, 10:45 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I don't do a lot of cars, but ...

use the car to your advantage to block out parts of the background unless they are part of the photo, or position the car so there is no distracting background, or find a place that has a non-distracting background.

The attached shot was done with a cornfield behind it.

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