View Full Version : Client vs. Print Competition

05-15-2007, 11:28 PM
I would love to ask for some feedback on these images. The title of my post is simply my recognition of the challenge in finding what is good for both! Thank you.

05-16-2007, 12:37 AM
Hi Tripp;

I always suggest creating for both. On every session with a good subject, and on weddings, create some for competition and / or your creative side.

Both of your images are very nice but I don't see either going far in competition. The one on the left would have been great if she were posed down below near the spiral trimmed bush leaving a lot of room and in a horizontal. I'd have posed her looking at her bouquet or possible a flower or plant.

The right hand image is also a touch too close. Both are too centered. That one looks like it has flat lighting on her face. The other has nice facial lighting but it's too apparent that flash was used.

You are close a couple changes and you will start looking at merits.

05-16-2007, 02:04 AM
Thank you for your advice, suggestions and encouragement!!

05-21-2007, 07:52 PM
Would love to think that I am making some progress in editing for print competition! Here are several which I just recently finished. Suggestions or comments? Thank you!!





05-25-2007, 04:20 AM
Image 1 on the bride - I had one in Ireland on the green and all of that and no it did not hang so I would not put the expense into this one. Again, on the baby, so cute, but will it hang? I did one similar for a 79 because of the white "dead" space. And, it was printed on watercolor when it first came out years ago.

05-25-2007, 04:25 AM
Hey again, I'm looking at the senior and bride. How did you light? Can you come in close and remove bags under eyes? Add some black eyelashs too.

05-25-2007, 08:27 PM
Hey again, I'm looking at the senior and bride. The senior reminds me of a seminar with Leon Kennamar and coming from that background of natural light, I'm not fond of the light. How did you light? All of these names and techniques...goodness...where have I been? Honestly, I'm not familiar with Leon Kennamar (I'll have to do some research).
I used natural light on this one and filled with large silver reflector

With Leon, you use open shade and black. Anyway, on the profile of brides they go back and forth on the perfect profile. Can you come in close and remove bags under eyes? Add some black eyelashs too.
That sounds good...I'll make sure to do that.

"I did one similar for a 79 because of the white "dead" space."

I wasn't sure how a white background would be received. I usually don't shoot on white seamless so I thought I would do something a little different. Thank you for your advice and sharing your past experiences with me!

05-26-2007, 10:44 PM
If you can sit in - it will help with print competition to learn more!