Could I please get some thoughts / critique on this? This picture was mostly just taken for the visual appeal. I'm a pretty amateur photographer, as you can see, and I was hoping to practice with comparing the program and auto mode, and practice using natural lighting as the only source of light.
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It's off balance on the left, unflattering to the breast, and confusing with the weird looking... shirt?
It's not absolutely terrible, but that's because it's really not... anything.
Covering her face certainly makes the image mysterious, I'm not too hot about the fabric you chose though. Silk would make her look like a priestess of the Delphi Oracle. Using a not even properly unfolded towel shifts this image into the trashy BDSM area of the palette, objectifies her in a disrespectful manner.
She has saggy tits. Ask her to pop her chest improve it, or ask her to cross her arm across her chest, it would make a more interesting angle and definition to her arm than a well diffused tube (which it is right now).
The pic would benefit from harsher light source / more contrast too.
Definitely. It was some random towel-material shower cap thing and it sparked the idea in my mind to use it to cover up the face. I would love to make the breasts more flattering with what I'm working with, so thank you for the advice!
I was originally shooting in color, so I had the blinds closed all the way for a softer lighting, but in the end i decided it looked a bit better black and white.
Also, I definitely agree about the BDSM thing. That is not a foreign idea to me with this picture at all.
You don't usually see them on classy women with self respect and anything to provide the world other than drunken mistakes. But if you're still in the phase where you look at women as a challenge to conquer and need a way to get "in" yeah, a piercing like that would make you think she's "cute"