View Full Version : Trying to pick final 4 images, would love CC and feedback.

06-28-2012, 08:22 PM
"Wait'n On The Women"


"Party Pooper"


"What Cookie?"


"Good Ol' Boys"


06-28-2012, 08:22 PM
Needs a title


Needs a title


06-29-2012, 11:36 AM
Very nice images!

Waitin on the Women is well posed, good composition, my only concern is it looks over processed to me, to much technique (saturation, structure).

Love party pooper, technically well done, great expression, a simply nice portrait.

What Cookie is my least favorite of the group. Just lacks impact and the technical quality of Party Pooper.

Good Ole Boys is a neat concept, good posing, good story. Lighting is a little harsh but you handled it well.

Couple leaning on the car, again a cool idea, the contrast is very hard, I would love to have seen the camera angle different or the bride turned away from the camera more. The current angle (shooting straight into the body) widens her out in the hips and body area. The highlights in the windshield behind the bride are distracting as well.

The young lady in the field is very pretty, beautiful expression, and you handled the dress which is very busy nicely. I feel the burning in around the image is a little heavy handed and the skin tones are a little too warm. This type of image would look much nicer if it weren't over saturated keeping it a little more subtle to with the mood.

Overall really enjoy your story telling and sense of design in you images.

06-29-2012, 05:03 PM
Thank you so much for your feedback! I will tweak them a little and take out What Cookie? and the one of the couple on the car.

06-30-2012, 02:58 AM
Gail, Dave gave you some great advice. On the technique you are using Lucis, Tonal Contrast...whatever it may be has given you that "halo" that surrounds every line of contrast. Be careful of that when applying these techniques. It's just like using salt and pepper while cooking... a little is good for the dish...too much ruins it.

06-30-2012, 05:20 PM
One comment, on Good Ol' Boys, the first thing my eye goes to is those neon green sunglasses. Might want to make them black + white, the color doesn't seem to match with the title or setting.

06-30-2012, 06:12 PM
waiting for the women...have you considered fliping this image and fixing the can so you can tell you flipped it? All eyes lead out of the frame. Just a thought...

06-30-2012, 07:56 PM
Thanks for all the CC! Jeff, I have not tried that, but I will, if I have the skill to fix the cans in short time. In all honestly though, and I have thick skin, are any of these, or could any of these be merit worthy?

07-02-2012, 03:41 PM
http://gailcarver.zenfolio.com/img/s2/v53/p433696336-5.jpg Here it is flipped post processing toned down, can not fixed yet. Opinions?

07-02-2012, 04:10 PM
Ok, I am sticking with the original orientation of Waiting On The Women. Here is Emily toned down a bit.

07-02-2012, 08:25 PM
I love Good old boys and party pooper. Like Emily, but I think it would of been stronger with her eyes just looking up at you. Good luck, you have some great images here.

07-02-2012, 08:31 PM
By way of introduction - for those who don't know Cindy...

Cindy Romano is one of the PPA-PEC Approved Juror, and has judged at the IPC many times. She is from Woodstock, Illinois, and is a Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging, Photographic Craftsman, and a Certified Professional Photographer.

Welcome to the forum, Cindy, and thanks !!!

07-03-2012, 01:04 AM
Sweet Enchantress

Waiting On The Women

Party Pooper

Good Old Boys

07-03-2012, 01:11 AM
Hello Gail-

Just a quick note on the formal beer drinkers-Which ever way you 'flop' your image, BE CERTAIN to correct the font on the beer cans.

'bottoms up!'

07-03-2012, 01:23 AM
Thanks Dwight. I kept it the way it was, so no correction needed to the writing. After seeing it "flopped" I felt it read better from smallest man to the largest man to looking off for the women they are supposed to be waiting for. Having it flipped made my eye stop at the second guy who appears larger because he is closest.