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Old 02-23-2013, 04:57 PM #1975
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Well it was awkward for everyone else too

because of the terrorism
listen guys, that was 2 years ago. its time for all of us to move on.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:06 PM #1976
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Granted, I'm just breaking into this kind of work and still exploring a lot, but here's what I put together for myself.

For starters, many positions that look right don't feel comfortable for the model at all. It takes a lot of getting used to for them, and is why so many new models look so uncomfortable. That's all part of learning their side of the work. What I do, is every time I see a portrait or pose I like, I screencap it and put it in a folder. Every so often I take it all and sync it into a photostream that I can call up on my iPhone or iPad. That way, I can go through it with a client/model and find the looks we both like, and assist them in getting contorted into those poses. In some cases, the pose just isn't compatible with a subject's physique and you have to move on to something else, just stay within the general rules of posing women and void the distinct no-no's and you'll be fine.

It helps too when you're not working with your wife. For some reason, there's women out there that take an issue with you having a readily available collection of photos of other women in various clothing (or lack thereof) and poses. Or, they'll object to you putting them in the same poses.

*EDIT* Almost forgot, don't ever have a model actually lean their face on their hands or whatever, just have them act like it. That way, you get the look of them doing it without the contorted skin/face look of actually resting their weight on their hands.
That's pretty much what I did for that shot, that's why it's called copycat lol. I found a photo I really liked and copied it exactly. The not putting weight on the hand never struck me and is an excellent idea. I think my issue was I had her hand too far forward. Looking at the shot I copied, the hand was further back.

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was that the same weekend you filmed "One Night in Jeff"?
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Haha and Zach. I was thinking of who I met at paintball events. My bad bro!
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because it was brought up a few pages back.
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I need some serious shenanigans around the....third week of March. Anyone want to come to the FL panhandle?
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Speaking of wives, is that T Swift..? Why are you using my wife as your avvy?!?!?

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Nice try, she's my wife, damn it! I claimed her first!
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I've played with so many 5D3's it's not even funny. 1 D800, a D3S and a 1DX 2 days ago.

Why the hell someone brought a 1DX to a Disney park, I have no idea..
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I know it's not perfect, but I didn't think it was that bad . The lighting was intentional and I like it, except I do agree that her face needed more light. If I turned up the fill, it took away from everything else. If I moved the fill, it killed the lighting around her chest.

I'm surprised you're saying she looks umcomfortable and her wrist looks unnatural. That's where she kept going to BE comfortable lol. I have no ****ing idea how to retouch skin.

I'm not throwing a ***** fit, but I do think you're being overly harsh or what I was trying to convey didn't make it through. I was highlighting the shape of her body, and if you look at the lighting, I did exactly that. The spotty lighting and shadows are a result of all of her curves. I feel they add a lot of depth. Usually I'm highly critical of my stuff and I'm just not seeing it here.
I don't mean to be harsh, just being completely honest. I don't have the built in bias towards the model and can look at your work objectively. Which is exactly what I did.

My intent isn't to insult or degrade your work, but help you to see flaws that you may overlook.

I would be happy to PM you more detailed critique and my suggestions on how to improve the image if you'd like.
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Stos, I love 1 and 4.

Saw a photo friend here in Anaheim walking with a group of other photographers (learning photographers), and a model. Asked her if I could get a quick portrait on their way out. Took like 3 shots, and left. But now I have a new portrait. Opinions? (facebook quality, because that's the only place she uploads them.) I really want to ask her for the raw file to process it myself, I'm not a fan of her processing.


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