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#1 Chronoanime on 4 years ago

Hello everyone, I'm pretty new to being a cosplay photographer and I feel like I do an alright job. I am hoping to maybe get some opinions on just a few photos? here are the images.

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Be as harsh as necessary honestly. I wanna try and become better and any advice would be really helpful

#2 lildragon555 on 4 years ago

I'm still an amateur photographer, but I'll tell you what bothers me about your photos.

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The angle seems unnecessary.
I think you should have just shot it straight (parallel to the ground) and have the subject off to the left of the frame (rule of thirds).
Also, the background bothers me with the doors and the white sign on it being easily visible. You should try and position yourself so it's blocked by the subject or use a wider aperture. Can't see your EXIF data so I don't know what settings you used.

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Don't really have anything to say.

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Doesn't look like your perfectly in focus. It seems sharper on her hands than in her eyes.

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This looks very unflattering.
The shadows across the subject's face doesn't look nice at all, get to a shadier area possibly or get some light on the subject's face.
I think this would've been better as a full body shot.

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My eyes are more attracted to the confusing background than to the subject.
Also, you have more of the background in frame than the subject.
Again, full body shot or recompose a bit. Move over to the right maybe so you don't see the writing on the wall at the end.


Through all of your photos except maybe your first one, I see a hint of vignetting. I don't know if this is post or not (it looks like it), but if it is, try to cut down on it. Seems unnecessary.
Other than that, I'm okay with it. Keep it up ;)

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