Shawn Con: Knives
What I like: the scarf adds nice contrast, the railings add an interesting sightline that brings us into the pictures and then up and out, the picture has good overall sharpness. I like the diagonal lines caused by the railings and the scarf.
What could be improved: I think with the tilt you wanted to add visual interest, but Knives is already off center if the shot was straight vertically. So in essence by tilting her, you put her right smack in the center of the picture (rule of thirds). So if you had shot her straight vertically she would have been off center and you still could have brought the scarf for a diagonal interest. The last thing I would try is to add directional lighting through off camera flash or a flashlight. She’s lit evenly which is nice, but interesting light adds interesting shadows
Winter Shoot '09:Tsubasa
What I like: I like this picture more than the one of Knives. The models are sharp and there is some bokeh and the reflections off the water is nice. I like the contrast between the two: the color of the costumes, the way each person is facing, the difference in height, and how each person is lighted differently. The composition is weighted towards one side and you did not leave a ton of headroom.
What could be improved: Overall I think it’s a good pic. I would maybe have the model in black and red turn just a touch more to the camera and use a larger aperture to get better bokeh. But these are minor
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