Whilst most of your points are very fair, I think you are wrong about the main photo. It isn't anything to do with the size of the photo uploaded, just look at the blue line, that is nice and clear. I think some particularly horrid filter has been applied and/or a small photo has been upsized in processing. I was a bit confused as there are actually 10 pics, and I think it's the 10th that you haven't commented on. That seems pretty much the best photo to me, but could do with having the whites of the eyes nearer to white, I think a little increase to the contrast and a little general lightening would be my preference to achieve this, although a tiny bit of local lightening on the whites of eyes might work. [addressing original post] I think in general the compositions are reasonable, but the lighting and post-processing leave quite a lot of room for improvement. Improving these is relatively easy with practice and a few tips (compared to learning composition) so just press on......dominicdgtHi, Thought I'd add something to the discussion! As there are nine pics I'll run through them in order. You'll find some of my thoughts are around post processing as well as the photography, in my opinion they are totally dependant on each other. Main, Looks a bit soft, I'd try and get larger down loads up if you can 436 by 640 is small and might be part of the problem, the harsh full on face light has burnt out part of the face and some sort of process? has created a ripple effect across part of the face or the models skin is slightly pitted, either way its not flattering light! End result is the model looks more masculine than feminine. 2, This heavy high contrast process has left the model with some strong under eye lines and cheek lines that I don't think flatter, you could remove them easily, There's no hair detail and it looks like a face floating in space, I think if you gave the model a separation via detail from the background it would be better. again it looks soft and scale might be an issue. 3 The reverse of 2, I think its better but personally I'd like to see the left shoulder and left side of the face, where it morphs into nothing the body can look deformed if not careful, these high and low contrast though are great to play with, its what the eye can't see but the camera can and the mystic does inspire some creative play 4, Not a big fan of the pose which I do see as your responsibility, almost burnt out skin and a harsh shadow across the left shoulder, might be better getting the model into shade, crop a bit tight across head. 5, Better in shade but soft, looks like foliage is slightly sharper, back light helping define body, strong shadow from leaf, are you using on camera flash? 6, Its ok, skin a bit blown on left side of her face, I'd remove the scares but that's personal choice, pose ok but very tight head shots challenge the best of models. 7, Pay attention to hands and how they look in the frame,her right hand looks to big and needs softening down, hair not highlighted and really the balance isn't right there's too much of the coat in the bottom of the frame. 8, I can see the hem/pole in he top of the background, her left hip could be slightly reduced, the belly lines look like caesarian marks where I suspect its just tight trouser/pant lines, you can remove them. Lighting is better but I'd drop lower and give her more stature. 9, Same model, for me it needs more contrast, not keen on the soft look, if I was really picky I'd colour in the hair parting as I think its distracting. She's defo a model showcasing your work to a better level and I'd include more of that session and build from there. TBH, we all start off learning as we go and as long as you analyse what you do, over time things will slowly come together. Really focus on light (obvious) and post production work too, hope it goes well for you here on PS Dominic
I would appreciate some feedback on the images in my portfolio. Good or bad!
It's a steep learning curve for a beginner. Am I on the right track?