View Full Version : a few possibilites...

03-12-2011, 03:31 AM
Ok, here's the ones I'd really like to do something with this year, but I'm up for presentation ideas and of course some critique!
http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/183009_500486956515_84858771515_6306086_4391735_n. jpg
http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/184752_10150102521956516_84858771515_6450778_29747 66_n.jpg
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/188839_10150100060206516_84858771515_6432741_73469 63_n.jpg

03-12-2011, 03:38 AM
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/198242_10150102520901516_84858771515_6450765_76938 16_n.jpg
http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/188569_10150107006407659_647802658_6649892_4945539 _n.jpg

03-12-2011, 03:41 AM
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http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/155592_474252397658_647802658_5999901_4025385_n.jp g

03-12-2011, 09:56 PM
I figure if it doesn't get a good response in a general critique then it's probably not worth trying to make it work in a presentation... Keith always gives me such great critique, so I'm really hoping to hear from him LOL... If any of these get good responses then I'll work on presentation and repost them! Thanks!

03-12-2011, 11:58 PM
Beautiful work, as always. I look forward to what Keith and others have to say.

03-13-2011, 12:50 AM
Holly kept track of how many people I worked with one on one this year so far (not including through this the forum and not the two print comp workshops we did) because last year I didn't really believe how many she said there were. Anyway, there are 27 names on her list since the first of the year. When she told me that, along with reminding me that last year I had to pay late fees to enter because I kept putting off my own to help other people with theirs, I agreed with her that I had to set some kind of boundary this year. As much as I love to help people I can't let my own work suffer anymore to do so. What we decided was that as of last Monday, I was done helping anyone else until my own stuff was ready for districts - deadline being March 23rd. So that's why I haven't responded to Cindi or to Lauren Shinn's request for a critique. Once my stuff is off to the lab for printing I will be glad to offer any help I can again.


03-13-2011, 01:39 AM
Totally understandable Keith! If anyone else wants to offer a bit of critique for print comp it would be much appreciated :)

03-13-2011, 04:55 AM
I think you strongest images here are number 2 and number 3. On 2, I would crop out a fair amount of the pot as it is only part of the story. The baby should be first. ON number three, I would liquify down her shoulder a bit as it seems sharp, and think about flipping it so that she faces into the viewer instead of point out of the frame.

The other images all have things going for them, but I feel that they are all comon subjects that will not score as high as you are probably hoping for. Do you have anything else that we can take a look at?

03-13-2011, 05:03 AM
THANK YOU so much Jeff! I totally trust your judgement so I'll make those changes for those two and repost them... I admit I'm lost for a good presentation for #3 so if you have any suggestions please send them my way!

I do have a few more that I'd really like to have you look at including a great shot of six month old twins looking at each other. I was going to call that one "Here's looking at you kid"... I knew instantly what to name that one LOL...

Thanks again!

03-13-2011, 05:19 AM
I love the flower pot and maternity the best. I suppose I like the maternity so much b/c it is simple and at the same time, tells me so much.

All are lovely.

03-13-2011, 05:57 AM
Thanks Missy! I'm actually thinking about flipping her as well and I think I may have a nifty presentation idea so who knows :)

03-13-2011, 02:36 PM
My favs are the ballet dancer and the little girl holding the flower (even though it may be a common shot). I do agree about the ballet dancer's shoulder maybe needing a little liquify. And for some reason the way her hand is on her leg kinda bugs me. But overall it's still a fav :) If I were choosing a 3rd fav, it would be the maternity shot :)

03-13-2011, 03:06 PM
love the ballet dancer. In fact, I loved that one as soon as I saw it on facebook :)

03-13-2011, 04:43 PM
Thanks Bobby and Amy! The dancer in that image is an incredible talent! I've worked with many many dancers, but this girl moves with such grace and beauty. To capture her at any given moment during her shoot, one can only create something truly beautiful. I expect her to be one of the few to actually end up with a real career in dance!

Yes, I'm growing more and more found of the maternity shot because it is a bit different. I mean, it's not just another shot of a half nude pregnant woman. She is well covered, yet her maternity portrait is just as revealing in my mind. Her belly is still the prominent feature of the image without it having to be exposed. I suppose that's the artistic difference I really enjoy about this image... I need help with a name for it though so let me know if you all have any ideas on that. Need a name for the newborn as well!

03-13-2011, 05:17 PM
Baby in Black

03-13-2011, 07:25 PM
"It's a Girl!"
"Pink it Is!"

03-14-2011, 12:07 AM
Thanks ladies! I'm really liking BABY IN BLACK... I'll work on the presentation tomorrow so maybe we'll get more inspiration once I get it ready!

03-14-2011, 04:09 PM
morning cindi

#1 don't love it
#2 newborn nice use of soft colors & interesting textures
#3 red hot!
#4like it good exposure & pose
needs more space on left in the direction she's moving
#5 vogue this is so you interesting crop don't know what the judges will think?
#6 i always love a good classic approach flop it
next time use the same flowers in her hand that are in the background
#7 beautiful maternity love your use of colors including background
this is a unique should do well
#8 fun cute real

03-14-2011, 05:53 PM
Thanks Joe! Can't wait to get your thoughts when I repost with final presentations!

03-14-2011, 09:27 PM
the maternity image has a very classy, vintage 40's/50's feel to it (at least to me!). I think a title that portrays that feeling would fit well.

03-15-2011, 04:01 AM
I love number three. I think it would be amazing as a thin vertical pano image (if that makes sense) If you can extend the canvas about her head quite a bit I think it would look so very cool as a long vertical pano :)

03-15-2011, 04:08 AM
Oh THANK YOU Elizabeth! I will try to get some of these presenations done tomorrow evening so PLEASE come back and let me know if it's what you have in mind!

03-15-2011, 04:11 AM
Also, I had an idea for a name for the maternity shot... I was thinking "UNEXPOSED" or "Unexposed Belly"... Do you think the judges would get it??? I really like the fact that it's a classy image that didn't require a bare belly to be beautiful! Feel free to play off my idea if you have any ideas that lean in this direction.

03-15-2011, 08:40 AM
Number 3 has so much color the presentation needs to be real simple. maybe just a very dark red or black so it does not take away from the image. Sometimes simple is better instead of trying to get real tricky with your presentation.

03-15-2011, 06:38 PM
For the last one with the daddy and baby (which I think is really cute, BTW), how about this for a title? "Got your nose!"

03-16-2011, 09:15 PM
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/197421_10150117549612659_647802658_6745594_1382503 _n.jpg

Ok, I Flipped, bumped down the shoulder just a bit and gave it an interesting presentation... Any thoughts or suggestions on how I can improve anything???

03-16-2011, 09:37 PM
http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/199637_10150117564052659_647802658_6745659_5531152 _n.jpg

Ok, I couldn't bring myself to crop out the pot because I feel it's part of the story here... I was thinking about naming this one "Little Flower"... I burned down everything but the baby a great deal... Any chance you think this will work?