View Full Version : Need Help!

02-08-2008, 03:56 PM
I am wanting to enter the PPO print comp and need advice on which portraits will do the best.

This is my first comp....so I need advice :)

02-08-2008, 03:57 PM
The second image will do better I think. Take a look at how wide the first young lady's arm looks compared to her face.

The second image feels a bit tight to me in this presentation.


02-08-2008, 03:58 PM
or what about one of these?

02-08-2008, 03:59 PM
or one of these..

02-08-2008, 04:00 PM
or one of these...

02-08-2008, 04:02 PM
more I know.. just really need help. :)

02-08-2008, 04:03 PM
and more.... hang in there. This is it for seniors... so which one or ones would you enter?

02-08-2008, 04:05 PM
Jeff.. what do you mean tight??

02-08-2008, 04:09 PM
Jeff.. what do you mean tight??
Sonya second girl with red sweater...
Her left arm could be anything a leg whatever. It needs to be pulled back a bit to show it is an arm. Right now it is just a shape, and in red, a color that attracts the eye.

Of all the images, I think the boy on the metal with the guitar is your best bet.


02-08-2008, 04:19 PM
I see. So you think boy with guitar would fair well. If you get a chance look at my other thread. I am entering 4 images.

02-08-2008, 04:42 PM
IMHO, I would not submit the very last image (at least the last one tha I can view) - the broad lit blonde girl with her eyes turned so far to the left that you see the whites of her eyes. The eyes would kill this image. I would work up the second image, and the boy with the guitar on the vertical background. The images following the girl with the turned eyes will not come up on my system, so I can't see them.

02-08-2008, 05:18 PM
i'll 2nd jeff - i think the guitar is the one that will do best.

02-08-2008, 06:14 PM
The guitar image is my favorite! I just wish there was some more space to the left of him instead of the right, but I'm a newbie, so take that with a grain of salt.

02-08-2008, 07:30 PM
Please help everyone.... I need to figure out which one to order..

02-08-2008, 07:32 PM
Rick ... can you see the rest. Ok everyone... so the guitar image can be one... any others???

02-08-2008, 10:05 PM
Hi Sonia;

I have been looking at your one image for a while trying to decide what I liked and didn't like and how to approach the presentation. I hope my version helps. (I didn't like her hands at all) It's still not perfect but I hope it at least gived you some direction.


02-08-2008, 10:19 PM
Hi Sonia;

I came up with a presentation I like for this image I am calling "Smoldering". I hope this helps.


02-08-2008, 10:32 PM
Craig... I really like you take on those. Do you think they would rate well.

I have noticed for comp images people put the solid borders around them is that the norm?

02-10-2008, 04:02 PM
Here is the original of the girl laying down. Dave you mentioned too much portraiture (which I used very, very little of it) and too much eye work. As you can see in the image that I have done nothing too...she is just simply that pretty. Do you think the judges would still take off points for begin too perfect?