TEoSB Photo Critique (Dio Brando)

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#1 TrafalgirlLaw on 4 years ago

[CENTER]Heya guys, Im just starting out cosplay photography.
I recently just became apart of the [URL="https://www.facebook.com/pages/Aurora-Artz/580129461997621?ref=bookmarks"]Aurora Artz[/URL] team of photographers.
Now I've been cosplaying for years so being in front of camera is completely
normal for me, but being behind one... not so much haha.
Tell me what you think of this photo I took of my friend AJ (Close-ish Cosplay)
as Dio Brando from Jojo's Bizarre Adventure. I really appreciate
any comments / critique you may have! Also, the editing was done by myself
as well. <3

[IMG]http://i62.tinypic.com/23hshea.jpg[/IMG][/CENTER]

#2 WonJohnSoup on 4 years ago

I think the overall composition is great! It feels balanced but not so balanced it's boring and the focus is clear on where the impact is coming from. I also like the cold temperature of it all.

While the main points are enough to win the day, I was distracted a bit by some details. The ground for one seems odd to me somehow. I keep thinking it should be clean and reflective for this type of modeling shot. In post it might've been nice to smooth it out or go the opposite and bump up the contrast there. The bigger issue are some of the "dirty" details that seem loose across his body. Too much to list, but if it couldn't be helped on the set, I would ask him if he'd be okay with some photoshop clean up work. Would probably also bump up the exposure and contrast on his eyes to really draw you in hard.

Overall, love the concept and I think the execution passes muster!

#3 TrafalgirlLaw on 4 years ago

[QUOTE=WonJohnSoup;4986615]I think the overall composition is great! It feels balanced but not so balanced it's boring and the focus is clear on where the impact is coming from. I also like the cold temperature of it all.

While the main points are enough to win the day, I was distracted a bit by some details. The ground for one seems odd to me somehow. I keep thinking it should be clean and reflective for this type of modeling shot. In post it might've been nice to smooth it out or go the opposite and bump up the contrast there. The bigger issue are some of the "dirty" details that seem loose across his body. Too much to list, but if it couldn't be helped on the set, I would ask him if he'd be okay with some photoshop clean up work. Would probably also bump up the exposure and contrast on his eyes to really draw you in hard.

Overall, love the concept and I think the execution passes muster![/QUOTE]

Thank you so much for the critique, you made a lot of very interesting points that I myself wasnt able to grasp until you put it into words. I really appreciate your input / tips.
Also, peeped at you're photography page and I love the way you edit your shots! Each shoot
had a different feel an emotion to me because of the way you color graded them.
Excellent work <3

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