D L X From United States of America, joined May 1999, 10786 posts, RR: 52 Reply 3, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 800 times:
Jernej! Fill Flash!! Even in daylight, fill flash can be used to wipe out some of the dark areas on her face.
What kind of lens are you using? Is it a zoom lens? I've been told that portraits are their most flattering when using a focal length of 80mm, but modelling shots routinely use much longer lengths.
Also, you may want to do a little cropping to get rid of some of the distractions in the background. Some of your shots will be damn near perfect after this.
On the whole, with my amateur eyes, I think your shots are very nice. Especially numbes 4, 10, and 12.
I can reccommend a site that will give you some good comments on your pics. Go to www.usefilm.com . They'll let you upload one pic a day, or 3 if you donate money. It's a very good site, and the criticism is useful. Also, there are plenty of great pictures there to get ideas from. Enjoy!
Pilothica737 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 297 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 631 times:
Excellent pictures!! I am a model ( not like a big shot or anything ) and I ma have a few suggestions as far as poses, and film goes. First poses! Way to go on the poses! I think though on a few, she looked a bit tense, as though she was trying too hard to pose. This is a comon mistake, that may novice models make... I've been there. You might want to try black and white film for a very dramatic outcome. Almost all of my photoshoots are done in black and white. I just am not a fan of color for my personal pics. Are you a professional? Just wondering.
I only have a school pic in my profile, but I will insert some of my modeling pictures later
Dufo From Slovenia, joined May 1999, 778 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 616 times:
she was indeed a little bit tense as this was her first such 'session'. She called me a day before and asked me if I could take some pictures of her (I'm somehow known for these qualities among my friends).
I'm strictly an amateur self-learner and has always been. But you never know..
Thanks for comments!
I seriously think I just creamed my pants without any influence from any outside variables.
EGGD From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 12443 posts, RR: 37 Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 587 times:
Also, try www.photo.net, I've had some good critique from the users there. Only problem is (I think) the photos are compressed, I'm not sure though.
As for these pictures, I'm not a proffesional on portrait pics, but I'd say that a)If you are going to use natural light, try and make sure that you don't get this light/dark side affect. If you are close enough, you can use a fill flash, but remember that using focal lengths of above 80mm and your flash isn't going to be as useful, and if it can reach the tones will be quite harsh.
B & W is an opinion, I guess. If you want a moody picture, that has alot more feel to it, then you should use B & W slide film. However, you have good use of DOF here, and some nice (if sometimes 'forced') poses. Very good for a couple of first attempts!! I look forward to seeing more.
If you find Jason Milligan, I am pretty sure he can help you as he has had experience in this type of photography (he has stunning models too!!!). I forget what username he uses though .