Colin you keep it coming. These are great as well. The 3rd one does it for me in this set. If that Mom and sister, Dad is going to have issues with the boys running around his house.
great stuff mate, Im still grumbling that I had to work that day
Last edited by Donald; 11th October 2011 at 08:21 PM.
Yeah, we're still looking.
IMO, #3 is the real winner in this set. #1 is very nice, but just can't compete with the relaxed pose and expression of #3. #2 might have taken the prize if Kayla had just the slightest hint more of a smile. I really want to like #4, but a bit too much hair hiding the face, unfortunately. I know this a personal quirk, but I've never been a big fan of posed group shots, so #5 doesn't do much for me. I know group shots are popular, and often a must-have for paid shoots, but as far as I'm concerned, any time there are more than 2 people in a shot, those people really ought to be doing something other than just posing for the camera. (OK, I'll make an exception for 2 parents and a small child.)
To be honest, I pick up on a lot of "would have been nice" things after every shoot, but the reality is there's only so much that can be controlled at the time - usually I'm too darn busy thinking lighting - texture - pose - composition - exposure - focus - lunch (ie just the usual!) - so smaller parts (expressions etc) are often in the lap of the gods.
I must say, that #3 now is a bit 'spoiled' for me by the visible make-up (after the exchange in the other "Ayla @ the park" thread)
My fave is #2 and #1 is very pretty and artistic...just don't like leather jackets. Of course, you don't get to choose the client's clothing I am sure. Number 3 is very nice, but I just can't get used to the trend of cutting off heads. Wish I had your knowledge and expertise Colin.
I like to know in advance what they're going to wear, but I pretty much leave it up to them (they know what they look good in, and as I see it, it's my job to work with that to produce the best result.
With regards to "cutting off heads", it's done all the time these days; I guess because it's really the face that we want to see (and it's position in the frame is also very important).