Henry Stamm

Henry Stamm

Lives in United States Montana, United States
Works as a part-time professional photographer
Joined on Feb 16, 2003

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  • You've gotten good advice about sun position and crops.  I really like the 3rd shot, with one exception:  her hand near the top of her head doesn't really work for this shot.  It is lighted like ...
  • I just had the shutter replaced in my E5, and it still earns its keep for me.  I won't make the move to the EM series for some time to come, primarily for budget reasons but also because of the ...
  • These are more in the direction of high key and you have achieved some dramatic effects.  The 2nd shot is a stunner!  I really like the shadows and light, with one exception.  The shadow on her ...
  • Interesting, Vidau.  The shot you like best is the one I like least.  I much prefer the color shot with the arm extended into the negative space.  It has motion, emotion, and a depth to it that ...
  • I like, except for one issue:  she is posed very nicely, love the colors, but she's facing the wrong direction.  I might be an old fuddy-duddy on this, but I like the negative space to be in front ...
  • Replied in Soft headshot
    I do like this much better, but you could probably go for something in between and produce more of the glam-style look that adds a lot of skin smoothing and softening, but still retains sharp ...
  • Replied in Live statue
    The series works overall, but the first two pics demonstrate the problems of shooting in such strong light & shadows.  They have blown out backgrounds while not enough light is on his face.  The ...
  • Replied in crop only
    So, why do you not do this?  That is, take some of the advice you have received and make the attempt to improve your skills.   I support your attempts to post and get critiques, but it is ...
  • Replied in not just one
    Unfortunately, there are too many people here whose vision is on the Portrait part of the forum title, & ignore the rest.  You do a good job to try to educate us as to what the forum entails.  Too ...
  • And your subject line provides the best advice of all--skip what one doesn't like.  It's what I do for the most part.  Thanks for sharing your recent experience, too.
  • Replied in Soft headshot
    I sort of like this, but I think the very soft focus with her very sharp eyes is a bit too much of an effect.  Good pose, nice eye contact, however.  Dial back the softening effect a little, I ...
  • Probably true; the forum does not have guidelines for quality. :-)  I think that this aspect probably irks many, of course. There is nothing to suggest that this should be the function.  You, & I, ...
  • Thanks for sharing.  And I did find a few of them quite nice.  On the whole, however, the link re-emphasizes to me how much I prefer color portraits.  To me, most of these shots are just not that ...
  • Replied in Almost good
    As noted, one of your better attempts.  You actually caught the man & child with interesting expressions, the vertical crop works well, and the background is not distracting.  That said--and this ...
  • While I agree with your assessment, this forum is for Portraits and People Photography (my emphasis).  His work qualifies as people photography . Thanks for the link, but since this is a forum that ...
  • Replied in Two Sisters
    All of these have more in them than what you present and I think would benefit from cropping.  You are not really creating environmental shots here because the background in each is very blurred, ...
  • For me, the 2nd shot is best, by far.  Very nicely focused, good expression. the lighting works and with her eyes averted a bit, no red eye.
  • This is an interesting conundrum for me.  Both shots are dramatic, and if presented to me individually and without the context of the other, I would (and do) like both very much.  That said, when ...
  • I like, but I would like even more with a tighter crop from the right.  To me, it's a bit too much negative space and the very light vertical band at the right edge leads my eyes away from the ...
  • Thank you for the link.  With very few exceptions, these shots are not ones that grab me.  Nor did this style of b&w (heavy contrast, double images, shadowy) ever really impress me even 30 or 40 ...
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