Haven't shared for critique for quite a while. Here is one that I'd like some feedback on. Thanks in advance.
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Composition, Camera technique, post processing.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I was gong for the darker more morose mood, as I felt that it'll be nice visual contrast to a model wearing a bridal gown that would typically be presented in a more joyous atmosphere.
I wanted the product to be fit for a fashion mag editorial (relating to something darker or more stylistic in presentation)
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
It was a posed shot. I directed the model to look as if she were moving away quickly and then suddenly decided to turn around for a quick look.
It was about 1030 in the morning. Slightly harsh lighting all around, somewhat diffused by the foliage. Used my trusty Canon 6D, paired with a Canon 70-200 Mk2 F2.8IS.
Settings : ISO 200, 1/160s, f6.3, focal length 130mm
Flash - Off camera flash. A godox 300 SDI thru a Godox 80om octabox placed at camera left.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I like it. one of my favourites. The selective desat was done on purpose. Added abit of glow to the whites. And I love the expression on the model's face that can be interpreted in many different ways.
Sophie Bridal 2 by Above Norm, on Flickr