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02/01/2004 07:35:27 PM · #1
i have absolutely no experience taking these kinds of images so i really need some seriously harsh feedback to see what i am doing wrong...


Message edited by author 2004-02-01 19:51:50.
02/01/2004 07:42:51 PM · #2
Just use the number for the thumbnail, not the whole link.
02/01/2004 07:49:05 PM · #3
thanks man... i was lost tryig to figure this out...:)
02/01/2004 07:49:59 PM · #4
Click on the button on the right (looks like two squares), then add the number.

The noise didn't really seem to go with the color/lighting. I converted to B&W and made some level adjustments. I think this works with the noise a little better. Hope you don't mind me editing your pic.

02/01/2004 07:53:42 PM · #5
i dont mind the editting at all... seeing the b&w now i do think that it looks good too.. thanks

Message edited by author 2004-02-01 20:38:17.
02/01/2004 08:15:35 PM · #6
her face looks so much better in the color version. I like your shots :)
02/03/2004 02:13:31 AM · #7
Hmm... the pictures don't quite appeal to me. I don't see what the main subject/idea of the pictures are.

Top picture (seducive.jpg):
- There isn't enough contrast therefore the model doesn't stand out. The BW picture by cbeller looks a lot better because of the comtrast.
- The cloth hanging to the left of the models breast doesn't look like it belongs there.
- The light is interesting because it sets some kind of mood. Like the model is alone in her dark apt. with only a street lamp shining through her window.
- The highlights (on her arm and cheek) are too bright and distracing. The eyes are easily drawn to it instead of the subject. Using a diffused light source should help soften the highlights.
- The model is too centerd in the photograph. Tighter cropping of the picture should bring more focus to the model. (Cropping from the left close to the body and from the bottom to above the underwear.)

Low picture (seducive2.jpg):
- The highlights are too bright. As above.
- The highlights of the objects surrounding the model are also distracting.
- I don't see the focus of the photo. The highlights lead my eye to the face although the face is dark/in the shadow.
- The legs at the knee and the feet being cropped makes the model look incomplete.

When shooting with nudes, the main focus of the photograph are the curves and forms of the human body. This is espaecially true with female nudes. The softness of the curves that flow around the body.
If your main subject is seduction, seductive photos don't necessarily need to contain nudes, ie. a models seductive pose in an evening dress or a close up of a model's bright red lips.

I hope this helps and isn't too harsh.
02/03/2004 02:20:43 AM · #8
Originally posted by mjalvarino:

I hope this helps and isn't too harsh.

He asked for a harsh critique and he got one. There shouldn't be any worries on your end. :)
02/03/2004 02:24:15 AM · #9
thanks a lot michael,, this was exactly the kind of feedback i was hoping for... sometimes when i am working on a picture i look at it so many times that it becomes very hard to make a correct judgemen... and the critisizm is what i needed exactly... thank you again for taking the time to post a detailed review....
02/03/2004 02:29:33 AM · #10
Seductive : Too much noise, use neat image, too little contrast, the highlight on the arms is burnt out, the railing in the background is distracting.

Seductive 2 : Too much smoothening, also drop the umberella, and light the top left half (more like quarter) of the face.

Get more curves into the picture

Don't title the nudes (people percieve eroticism in many differen ways) unless you already have a very strong connection

That said - I know that taking nudes for the first time can be tough on the photographer and the model, so by those personal experiences I would say you have made great begining. Keep posting as you progress would love to see more of your work...
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