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Hello to all of my followers, friends, and visitors! Just a quick note to all of you that currently, my Instructor is keeping up busy with portraiture and fashion imagery. For those of you who more prefer my Landscapes and Seascape, many more of those coming soon! Please bear with me as I try to hone my skills with this style of photography. Thank you in advance!

For all you fashionistas, fashion designers, designers, and wardrobe specialists; please take a moment to offer any constructive criticism that will help be to deliver better quality imagery for you. Photographers, as always, your input is deeply appreciated. I am truly “shooting in the dark” as far as camera angles, lens choices, and location selection. I am simply going with my gut instinct on what I think might work well for the image. Post processing was geared for more of an “edgy” look (as opposed to portraiture), so let me know if this works or if it is a “no go” in the world of fashion. Thank you so much to everyone who has been kind enough to follow my plunge into this new career path! I had no idea this path would be so consuming yet filled with wonderful caring people! Thank again and have a great wekend!

Model: Hannah
Location: Charleston, SC
Equipment used: Nikon D700, Nikkor 50mm 1.8 lens, soft gold reflector (camera right).

8 responses

  1. Yay! I finally have a creative comment. As a stylist, for more edge, I would have done some bracelet/ cuff, and hairpiece action in black, working with the shoes.
    But hey, I love the shot… I’m just saying because you asked, dear Stan. Hugs- Resa

    May 18, 2013 at 6:53 pm

  2. Is that too, shallow, an accessories comment?

    May 18, 2013 at 6:54 pm

    • too shallow? from the delightful Resa?? NOT!! lolol! I normally always think of that when I am photographing swimwear models, but…I didn’t even THINK about it on this shoot (too busy worrying about having her up there on that ledge!) And more to the point, i really appreciate your input! Thank you dear one! Now, be ready for the next image, coming up shortly….

      May 18, 2013 at 7:01 pm

      • I just saw it! Gorgeous, Stan! xo

        May 18, 2013 at 7:18 pm

  3. Good evening to my talented and artistic photographer pal! Well, I cannot comment with the authority of Miss Resa, so I would defer to her on the accessories for sure. 🙂 Your model and photo is stunning, as always. I love the blue background, and the contrast against her red lace dress. If I were to find any critique, I wonder if her pose could be a little bit more ‘relaxed’. It may be me and my muscle/skeletal focus – but it almost seems she’s a little uncomfy there ~ with her leg elevated this way. I think I’d like to see it perched on a rock or tree or up against something natural….but just mho. It’s a fine shot , and your work is nothing short of ‘excellence’ dear friend ~ Love to you, Robyn

    May 18, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    • I thought I heard the lovely Robyn chime in, thank you! Well, she is probably nervous on my account, six feet up on a concrete pillar is not her idea of a relaxed position to be posing in! lolol, but she did great and no injuries. Thank you so much for your input, glad to know my color choices worked out well for her and the image!

      May 18, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  4. Hi Stan. I like the angle you shot from, love the pose, love the processing. Only 2 things I would maybe change: 1. clone out that red thing on the object she is stood on, 2. maybe if the models eyes were on you (maybe)

    Great shot though, wish I could do people shots this well

    May 19, 2013 at 5:38 am

    • Very much appreciated Chris, I am trying hard to get better at posing and directing the models. I do find it a bit distracting trying to focus on all the elements at once! lol!

      August 24, 2013 at 3:26 pm

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