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moonwell
01-16-2011, 10:16 PM
So I just got my new set edited and finally placed on my Deviant Art. I would be very appreciative if people could go check out the Shiki ones and give me critique on them.
First time really doing pictures with people in them.

http://daikokuya.deviantart.com/

宜しくお願いします

SweetOcarina
01-17-2011, 10:35 AM
It would help if you posted one or two of your best rather than linked your DA account. There are too many images there to critique (12 in the most recent set)?

moonwell
01-17-2011, 02:34 PM
It would help if you posted one or two of your best rather than linked your DA account. There are too many images there to critique (12 in the most recent set)?

Yeah I thought it would be easier that way. Its just out of the 12 I really don't have one one or two that I consider my favorites.
Well maybe these two but that was about at random for me.

http://daikokuya.deviantart.com/art/Shiki-Cosplay-1-193770551?q=gallery%3Adaikokuya%2F26107513&qo=12
http://daikokuya.deviantart.com/art/Shiki-Cosplay-8-193774197?q=gallery%3Adaikokuya%2F26107513&qo=5

ByeByeBeautiful
01-18-2011, 10:26 AM
Photo 1 - Shooting the black clothes against the white bars and bright colors is a good idea. Not crazy about the tilt. I would have liked to see another, more straight-on shot or one taken at a lower angle.

Photo 2 - I prefer this photo, especially the muted colors. They contrast sharply with the blacks and really make the red eyes stand out.

The assymetrical pose is interesting, and the facial expression draws me in.

To put even more focus on the cosplayer, try straightening the frame (it's a bit crooked here) and move the subject more toward the top of the photo. Watch your edges - you cut off his foot and the edge of the jacket.

Pay attention to backgrounds. Did you intentionally leave the cherub painting in there?

It's a good effort, and I look forward to seeing more!

mokulen22
01-24-2011, 10:20 AM
Moku disclaimer: I'm no top-notch photo-taker but I think non-professional opinions can be useful too...We are the target audience after all.

Photo 1: Half of your body and face are blurry and very dark. I understand it is a "nightshoot" but there are ways to find the light or create it so you're not missing the expression on your face or the details of the cosplay.

Photo 2 I actually like the lighting and the photo tells a story I really want to know! I prefer this one over photo 1.

winterwish
02-03-2011, 01:53 AM
the bedroom shot is quite nice in terms of the composition and treatment. but I feel you could've done better with the superwoman shots in terms of cropping and using angles more.

hope that helps.