Thank You, I'll take note!nice try, you just need to watch out for things that compete with your subject i.e. backgrounds and how you handle them. you have full control where you move to take the shot; if not, if you ask the organiser/model nicely, I am sure he/she will try to accommodate you....happy shooting.
Hi Ejun,#1. For expressive face shots, I'd personally frame my subjects closer to maximise whatever feelings portrayed. In this case, both the green 'leaf?' can be recolored a soft matching background hue... and also highlights on the chains reduced prevent it from distracting the face.... but probably most 'subtly' drawing viewers away is the two 'highlighted' poles stretching to the top left. Any line on a 4 cornered image going straight for the corners always draws attention away.. so that might be helpful in future compositing.
#6. Again, Not sure if the full flat of the hand seen is on purpose to showcase your signature. Usually, this would be a distraction, but if used to bring attention to your signature, it's actually used well. I'd give a lot of commendation that her legs are positioned to give modesty... which otherwise might make the image look more racy than intended.
Hope my comments were helpful in any way...
I've have read your comments line by line. How I wish I can even have a nice series like iamseanism for you to critique.
I have 2 questions which I would like to ask. for #1, just wondering, at your level, before you shoot, would you have imagined how the green leaf and chain highlights will be distracting? and reposition the model? or would you still proceed knowing you can post process later?
#6 Do you have any suggestion how to place legs for those models who sit on the steps? Usually the leg will look bigger and fatter for other models. Ara seems to have nice long legs, however, in this position, it looks a bit weird proportionately. very thin.
Looking forward to your advice.