View Full Version : Today's Senior

04-10-2008, 02:33 AM
Wanted to try something different for my senior. What are your opinions?
She is just that beautiful. I have not added any makeup to her eyes. She always comes prepared. Would something this different work for competition? At least Jeff, you have some ready I am still plugging along.



04-10-2008, 03:21 AM
Sandra, I love this piece and of course in no way can offer a opinion for comp, but was wondering if it would look better if the texture was removed from the top right triangle?


04-10-2008, 04:34 AM
I love the soft colors and rich colors together...her skin and eyes are such a beautiful mix...I am anxious to hear what the competition regulars have to say. Beautiful to me!

04-10-2008, 01:13 PM
Hi Sandra;

This is a very nice senior portrait. I love the soft pastels for her. As a senior portrait, this is an image to envy.

However, for competition, I see the following #1 she is positioned a good bit too far right for the 3rd quadrant. #2 her right elbow is very awkward looking. #3 I'd have left a bit more area around her before transitioning to the background layer ... it appears cramped.

04-10-2008, 02:53 PM
Sandra, what a lovely model! It's also a lovely portrait but for comp, I think you may wish to pass as it's broad lit and they really spit those out.

My goal is to someday merit a portrait, haven't yet so take what I say with the lack of knowledge I offer....but I've been studying merit portraits to educate myself.

04-10-2008, 03:39 PM
Thanks for the comments. I will keep digging. Not for competition but do you like the second in the yellow tone? Thought I would throw in a couple of others so you could see how much fun she is to photograph. Of course came with enough glitter on her eyes to fill up the prom. She loves it and I have to leave it for her. I have been photographing her since she was 9. She does anything I want her to.



04-10-2008, 03:41 PM
Forgot to add the other two




04-10-2008, 05:44 PM
What a doll! I understand about the glitter, a few years ago it was frizzy hair bigger than their heads. (okay, maybe it was a few decades ago, funny how time flies!)

I love the light on the last one but she almost looks hunched. Is there a way to liquify her shoulder a touch or her back to get away from that some?

Now, understand, if I had taken it, I'd be jumpin' up and down with how great it looks! SOO easy to 'help' others!

04-10-2008, 09:36 PM
Thanks Linda,

I sure need some help. It's funny how you can look at someone elses work and spot a problem immediately but can't do it to our own. I have a big file of her and it will be hard to choose. She is a joy to photograph.


04-10-2008, 11:25 PM
Love the yellow tone, reminds me of almost a retro look.