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Jemimah

spuriosity

Always on
I was back in the studio with grown ups today (well.. she's 16) and it felt good. I might have a bit more time on my hands for more stuff like this soon as my baby is finally learning to sleep in the evenings!

It was also my first try out with my new backdrop. You like?

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Roger S

Crazy Canuck
Administrator
Third one for me. The background is working great. However, the make-up spoils the first two (personally).
 

Newbandit

Always on
I can't fault the photography and love the pose in no 3.
The very large dark eyebrows with the blonde hair does not work for me and the vast number of stray hairs spoil the head shot in no 2, less so in no1
 

spuriosity

Always on
Thanks guys. Yes the make up was a bit heavier than I had expected but hey, you work with what you've got!
 

hooferinsane

EXIF Seeker
Super Moderator
I actually like the first - the dark eyebrows and blonde hair you see quite often in society today. The first gives a feeling of 'attitude' to me
 

DonS

Stuck in Toronto
Moderator
Great job. I prefer the third one as well. For me facial piercings are a no deal but your photography is spot on.
 

spuriosity

Always on
Thanks again guys.

Great job. I prefer the third one as well. For me facial piercings are a no deal but your photography is spot on.
Thank you! Yes I do think it's a shame she's done that. But hey it's working for her, she's modeling all over the place now and winning beauty pageants. She's come a long way in the 18 months since I first shot with her as she was really timid and lacked coincidence; she's like a different person now!
 

Dean M

Always on
very much the modern look these days with the piercings and dark eyebrows... she has that alice in wonderland white queen look ( ala Anne Hathaway )
 

tenchy

Rain maker
Administrator
3rd by far my pick. The hairs would bother me too, but have been there too...
Good looking girl. Add me to the piercing list. I don't mind pierced jewelry at all but all I see is two scars when she grows out of them.
(same as I don't see a cute fluffy kitten, I see years and years of ruined stuff, cost and inconvenience)
 

spuriosity

Always on
3rd by far my pick. The hairs would bother me too, but have been there too...
Good looking girl. Add me to the piercing list. I don't mind pierced jewelry at all but all I see is two scars when she grows out of them.
(same as I don't see a cute fluffy kitten, I see years and years of ruined stuff, cost and inconvenience)
Ha ha ha
 

steve b

Always on
Fashion is a funny thing, we get it in our heads what is good to look at and generally stick with that formula. Long hair is generally a great look on young women, the flyaway doesn't bother me, I'm just not keen on piercings but accept I'm an old fart, so try to overlook them. The dark defined heavy brows are a strange fashion, I've noticed them a lot lately, no stranger, I suppose, than shaving/plucking them and re-pencilling them an inch above where they should be like in the 1950s.

I like the BG, it works very well; number three is a lovely pose and shows her young figure off to its best. The processing and lighting is excellent to my eye.

As an aside and talking of fashion - why do women of a certain age have those enormous lip fillers? It seems the beyond natural look is what they're aiming for, sort of, I can afford to have it done, just in case you haven't noticed, I've had it overdone!
 
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Haripaul

Always on
Premium Member
These are great but like the others I find the eyebrows to distracting and takes away the focus from her gorgeous eyes.
 

Kevin Fox

Always on
Last one is the best of the group. My daughter does the eyebrow thing also. They don't look good on her also.
 

Fionab

Always on
like the 3rd for me, although the pose makes her look hugely skinny as she looks to be soffering from the lollipop effect which is where the person is so skinny her head looks too big for her body. although its possibly the angle/ perspective. the lighting post processing has made her look too doll like there is no depth in her face or detail in her skin. the eye brows are a no no i dont mind the piercings
 

oldgeezer

Always on
Premium Member
These are good photos.
I feel the girl likes how she is made up and pierced so that has no real bearing as this is down to her personal taste.
As far as the photography and lighting, they are fine IMHO.
 

spuriosity

Always on
Thank you everyone for your kind comments! I've come a really long way in my photography over the last few years and that is almost entirely down to this forum, so thank you.
 

bernieraffe

Member
Regarding the lighting....

The first shot has 'Broad' lighting where the side of the subject's face closest to the cameras is being lit.
The second shot is 'Short' lighting where the side of the subject's face closest to the cameras is in shadow.

Generally speaking 'Short' lighting looks better, notice how the light pattern on her lovely little face looks a little more professional (in my opinion!) in the second image, I always use short lighting for my portraits, broad lighting can also sometimes make peoples faces look wider (hence the term!).

Good lighting, but I feel the lit side of the face in the first two is just a tad over-exposed and the light may have been a little too high (note the cut off-catchlights), so with her long eyelashes, one of her eyes has gone a bit dark.

I'm just nit-picking though, you've done a good job. third one is lovely too, nice posing
 
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