simon3116 wrote:I'm no expert but here's what I think. In your shots the backgrounds are very busy which draw my eye away from the models, sometimes less is better. The processing in the shots looks like HDR and the middle shot has a yellow colour cast especially on the models arm resting on the bar so her skin is two colours. I also feel that they are very tightly cropped so I'm not sure what the "message" of the shot is.
HayleyEPaterek wrote:I agree with what Simon has pointed out, HDR is not great for fashion photography so you would probably find it better to begin working more on your lighting techniques.
Using a bounced flash can be great for fill in light and would work really well at balancing your colour casts in some of the shots, particularly where you want to capture some of the ambient light in the bar. Set the shutter speed a little slower so that the camera can record some ambient light in the room after the flash has fired and been recorded. Alternatively you could make corrections to colour casts in Photoshop using Colour balance or selective colour. Lightroom is also really good for this.
I would maybe try shooting in some outdoor locations first using just natural daylight and a reflector, keeping things clean and simple so you can build up on your technique.
I think its also important to also remember that if your shooting fashion the image needs to be more about the clothing and I would really recommend looking up some fashion photographers whose work you admire, start looking closely at how they frame, light and pose the models in shots it really helps!
Good luck and keep posting would love to see how you get on!
simon3116 wrote:Much better shots Bong. The first shot is very dramatic and is a fantanstic location that would make many people very jealous.....but there are a few things I noticed.
In the first shot the light under the models arm is two colours which looks odd, there are also boats??? in the distant background look like dirty sensor spots which I would clone out.
In the second shot the lighting on the models shoulder has left a big dark shadow which is distracting. Her hair also disappears into the dark sky and I think the composistion could be improved by including her full shadow into the shot especially if she was nearer the edge of the helipad with that dramatic background.
HayleyEPaterek wrote:Fantastic improvement! They both look a lot more professional, particularly when you look at how you have directed the model and lit her under what can be difficult low light! The second it my favorite she really commands the frame although I'm not sure what is in the bottom left hand corner? I would maybe just clone that out as it could be a little distracting. Other than they are great! Keep posting as you go would love to see how you get on
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