Originally Posted by mfharper
Very valid observations, but one thing to keep in mind is that often as photographers we don't have control over what these models bring to a shoot, or in the case of commercial shoots, have to work with what the client wants shot. That being said, we still have to make the best of the situation at hand. Often you can improve the look of a clothing article just by cropping a little differently. Or lighting in a different way. Or choosing a pose that flatters the clothing at hand. It's our job to notice these things, but often times we don't because we are mesmerized by the pretty girl in the clothing. Saltwater, you have a very good eye for detail, thanks for your participation here. I look forward to seeing some of your work.
Hopefully I have something to tear apart sooner, than later. I'm just getting started after taking a hiatus from getting started.
I was just getting my feet wet with glamour two years ago when I ran across this phenomenal model who wanted to be in Playboy. Not any experience at all, but everything about her was perfection. Her figure was incredible, flawless skin, stunning green eyes. We had just sat down to work over her first shots to develop a portfolio so I could possibly send her to Rolando for some real photos and to judge if she was going to be able to achieve her dream.
She was killed in a car crash on the night of my birthday.
A few weeks later, another good friend who I helped develop her portfolio was raped.
I put the camera up in the closet and didn't touch it for quite some time.
Dad convinces me to shoot our extended family portrait on his side of the family on my grandmother's birthday which fell right after Mother's Day. My cousin's daughter drowns the night before Mother's Day.
I've shot a few product lines and such, but I'm just now ready to put a model in front of the glass again.