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Old 24th February 2009
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Her is stacey who kindly posed for me on sunday I really enjoyed taking these. comment very welcome.

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Old 24th February 2009
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Good looking model .... but the pose is all wrong. Her head seems to be under pressure from hand. Her decollage is pushed into one small area. In these type of shots it would have paid to take 3 steps back and recompose the model. The small cyst under her right should have been removed using PS.

A brave attempt.
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Old 24th February 2009
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Re: Portrait

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...the pose is all wrong. Her head seems to be under pressure from hand...
The "reclining" portrate is a style we have not seen for a while and could work quite well with this young lady, but the "head under pressure from the hand" does look wrong.

The distractions in the corner must be taken out, for me though the lack of detail in the blacks of the dress is a real problem.

Now that you have got past the hardest bit, of getting her to pose for you, you really can work together to get the image to look really good.

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Old 25th February 2009
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Having given your portrait some more thought,I agree that the background is particularly distracting. Also the tops of her arms looking under pressure.

Stacey has got all the attributes that I would look for in model. I hope that she will pose for you again in the future,and that you will post the results here.

Next time when you look through the viewfinder ... harbour this thought in your mind - this model could be costing me around 200 per hour. It is surprising what that will do to your photography. Honest I know from past experience. You will begin to treat it as a professional shoot and not think of Stacey as someone who dropped in for her picture.

With dark hair,hazel eyes and photogenic features( beats blondes any day ) this lady is just waiting to photographed. Also look at some of the glossies out there and try to recreate those shots you see and personally like.

You will be surprised at your next effort ... trust me.

As I said before ... A brave effort but somehow i get the feeling your next set of shots will be stunners.

Good luck and I hope I haven't appeared to be too harsh,apologies even if appears that way.



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Re: Portrait

I certainly agree about the model, she is just dying to be photographed, what a stunning looking lady. With those eyes, and superb facial shape, she would make a super portrait model.

I don't agree with the removal of the cyst though, unless the model has specifically requested this.

I also agree on what looks to be a slightly uncomfortable position for her. Whenever I do portrait shots where the model is cradling their head/face in their hands, I always ask them to practice holding the position... but without actually touching their face with their hands. This then reduces or even removes any changes of skin shape caused by the hands pressing against the face.

Would love to see more of her though... thanks for posting.
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Old 25th February 2009
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Hi all, thanks for your comments, I totally agree with you all she does have a lovely face but I may have one big problem with a jealous husband lol
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