I'm going to do something a little different this time and talk about them all at once because the shots are so similar I have the same notes on all of them. And on the same note that's my main critique for all of them - that they're exactly the same. I love the slightly dazed expression but it's practically the same in every shot and there's almost nothing to the posing, the clothes are virtually non-existent and I think just adding in some props would have given the shots a bit more integrity.
So now back to the things I like: that makeup! I worked with a professional on this set and doesn't it make all of the difference!! She made me realise that I don't understand makeup at all because the model looked the same, but just way better somehow?? Anyway, I need to be using professionals always because this was stunning.
And on that same note, isn't the model FLAWLESS. I need to work with more professional models because this shoot was so inspiring for me and it just reminded me of why I want to be a photographer -
The textures! I need to be using textures more often because I want my whole thing to be combining what I love about photography with what I love about icons and textures are a BIG part of that. The main problem is that because my file sizes are so large, there aren't really any decent providers of textures that large and the quality would be horrible so I really need to buy me a scanner and keep on makin' textures of my very own! I've been doing a lot of research lately on what makes a good textures and I think I've found a great formula for success!
And again this slight blurryness REALLY works for me. I know there are lots of people who aren't going to like it but I feel like it makes the photos more real and raw like a spontaneous capture of a real event, rather than something staged and cold and harsh.