Be nice, but be honest

Started Jun 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Louis_Dobson
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Re: Be nice, but be honest

Are these for the subjects, or for outsiders?

As shots for the subjects they are all fine. They are highly representative, and when the subject wants to look back in the future and see how she looked twenty years ago, she can.

As shots for outsiders, the girl on the railway track needs, in my opinion, a bit more light on the face - a reflector would have helped.

The girl leaning against the fence looking down a bit works really well, the other one, not.

If your purpose is to produce "art" of interest to people who have no idea who the subject is and don't care, then it might be worth studying those two shots and seeing how to reproduce the former. If your purposes is to produce pictures for the subject and her family then, inevitably, the shot I like best is the weak one.

Jere Landis wrote:

Here are a few odds and ends, pick away, but those who pick must post pics of their own or be quiet. You people have established that rule.

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