|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This was taken last year at Iloilo Old City Jail. My college classmate/photographer friend organized an open photoshoot here in Iloilo City for the benefit of Typhoon Yolanda victims. |
We were so blessed to find 3 models, 3 HMUAs, and a fashion designer to offer their help and services for free!
The model here was my Korean student (since I formerly worked as an English tutor to Koreans and other foreigners in a language school here in Iloilo City). Her name is Christine. It was her first time to do modelling but she was happy to do it.
I had difficulty during the photoshoot since my camera's 18-55mm lens's AF is broken so I had to do and use MF the whole day! :D
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Bom dia Irene,
Very interesting creation "new/old".
Very good portrait.
I do like this post.
I'm not an expert on portrait photography, or photography in general. But this is my opinion anyway.
I love the model, she has an attractive pose with a quirky expression and you have captured it nicely. You have also captured good detail in her dress and the flaking paint in the background. Even though you were focusing manually, the image is sharp throughout.
I do think the model is a little dark. I think that if you could brighten her a little, while leaving the background dark, would improve the image.
I hope you don't mind, but Im going to do a workshop later to see if this would work.
By the way, the image looks sepia to me and not colour, as you stae under medium.
Hi Irene, It must be fun to work with a model & a fashion designer, not all of us have that opportunity & you certainly used that opportunity to capture a very moody & interesting composition. Your choice of a sepia tint gives the effect of an image from the early 1900s matching your models wedding dress style & jewelry. Great facial expression of your model, which indeed matches your image title. I wondered if lightning the scene slightly, would alter too much the mood you captured, as I was intriqued by the small area of lightness to the right side of the dress. I did a WS to compare, and thought your original was the better of the two. In my eye, you handled the light & focus very well.
You did a great work with the manual mode, I like so much the atmosphere, the sepia, the textures on the wall ...
Superb lighting. All is well thought I really like the dress as well as the makeup of Christine.
Excellent result and wonderful teamwork.