Shanon - Toronto Portrait session - Fuji GFX 100 + 110mm

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EmmaNems Regular Member • Posts: 225
Re: All I see in the first two is that unfortunate corporate logo

Greg7579 wrote:

EmmaNems wrote:

These all raise the question of whether the portrait is of the woman, the rusty truck or the Puma logo. As a whole; it's a swing and a miss. There is so much in competition with her face. The lack of anything going on with her eyes is a sad failure. Portraits are all about eyes and fleeting expression. The broad, flat light doesn't help.

Emma, you portrait pros are brutal. I mean brutal. I have a really good friend in San Antonio who was one of the best portrait artists in Texas for 25 years. She was always asked to judge portrait work and she would absolutely rip every shot apart that she judged.

You guys are hard.... That is why I'm afraid to take pictures of people. 😁

I'm not a portrait pro, but on the rare occasion when I do one, I try hard. There are a lot of factors to doing them well. Regardless of critiques, you shouldn't be afraid. My approach for my work is to constantly learn and improve. I don't think the people who say everything is great actually help anyone.

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