Hi all, this photo of my girlfriend was taken with my d7000 with 18-105 kit lens.
1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Recently, I have taken an interest with portraiture and playing around with lighting. Got myself an SB700, a lightstand and an umbrella and jumped on the strobist bandwagon. Getting the equipment was one thing, but getting my technique right is another and that is the area in which i seek critique.
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
I hope to improve not only my lighting technique, but also my composition and my "direction" of the model. In other words, I want to take better portraits, specifically with the fashion magazine feel.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
The photo was taken on a shady day with an overcast sky. Subject was lit with a single flash shot through an umbrella on camera right and as close as possible to model's face.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
Personally I think the photo is OK, but I can't help but keep wondering if a 2 light set up would have improved in it any way.