Fashion Photography Photo Critique
Dreaming of summer
Category: Fashion Photography
Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Exposure time: 1/300 ,
Description: Floral Projection Project
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
I like this photo a lot. The contrast and the overall feel of the image appeal to me.
The composition and perspective both appeal to me. However, her eyes looking out of the frame leave me wanting to see what she is looking at. I'd also like to see her arm/hand come more into the image, as the hand is very disconnected from the rest of the image. It almost looks like it doesn't belong to her.
Her eye is tack sharp, and the overall image is sharp.
Your highlights are blown out and the overall exposure could be a bit darker.
The color looks to be desaturated in areas and blown out in others. By bringing down the overall exposure, you could bring up the color, as well as the skin tones that are lost in the highlights.
Hello Corrine, I really like the image over all. I see it having a lot of potential, and it may even be a matter of revisiting it in post and bringing down the contrast and not desaturating it. The lack of color and the shadows where her arm are cause her to look slightly dead. It took me a few moments to grasp exactly what you were doing with the projector - I'd like to see more definition in the flowers, as well as more color to them overall. The shape being made by your composition and the way she is lying is great - it draws your eye around the image (this is also where your lighting really works- it helps to draw your eye to the subject). The look on her face makes me wonder what she is looking at, she looks kind of bright eyed. The hand and the blank expression on her face make me wonder if she is supposed to look dead? That wasn't my first thought, but when I started studying the image, that is where my mind went.
How to improve your photo
In composition, try have her look into the frame - face inwards instead of out of the frame. Bring her arm further into the image to fill the upper right corner maybe curling it more toward her face/head.
Bring down the overall exposure on her face, and reflect a little more light onto her hand to bring more life and soften her skin tones. Bring the projector in closer to her to make the floral pattern smaller and more discernible.
Don't desaturate the image - it makes her look dead, and takes away from the overall image.
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