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| p.1 #4 · Senior Portrait session |
I think they will enjoy the photos, but here are some of my initial thoughts, take it for what its worth...
1. I think that her upward glance and expression match the body language of her hands. Her hips are straight forward and carrying equal weight on each leg, I think its better to show more curves in the hips, so weight adjusted to one side would be better. Also, her right leg looks weird because its hard to see the bend in the knee, and it creates an optical illusion that her leg is shorter than the other.
3. It's always a good rule of thumb to show both arms if an arm is present in the photo...one is hiding behind the tree, something I call "amputated limb" syndrome.
4. Posing straight on will almost always make a person look wider, larger, especially when the arms add width to the body. Make her look thinner by turning her a bit more and showing the waist by position the arms away from the body a bit more.
5. It appears that her weight is adjusted to the front leg, which would accentuate it more than it should. I would also try to bring her knees closer together which will help make the "hourglass" figure and make her look slimmer.
6. Crossing the knees would have helped with the "hourglass" curves, and her hand placement makes it look very "posed"...I think having her lean back on an arm, or lean forward onto a knee (if crossed) makes it look more human and natural.
7. Similar comments to #5
8. Her left hand pointed inwards looks unnatural to me, and her right forearm, due to the camera angle, looks really really short, so watch for how their limbs are angled to the camera as it can make them look shorter than they really are. Also, the camera only sees one leg, but two knees...try and show the other leg by adjusting the height of the knees a bit more, usually in this pose the front would be higher than the other.
9. This is much better posing! The knees coming together helps make her look slimmer, and if you had "tucked" her right elbow behind her waist a bit more it would have made her waist line slimmer as well. Also, her left hand could have been raised up the waist a bit higher and pushed inwards...so right hand and left elbow coming together draws the waist slimmer.
10. Posture and hands, they look tired
I hope any of this helps! I'm certainly not trying to point out flaws or attack, but just suggestions on how you can improve and make things better!