Your model is really cute. The title chose works well with her free spirit attitude. The clothes colours match not only the subject but also the background. The framing of the picture is good, the subject it's centered but it works well for a portrait. I don't like the shadows in this portrait. I think her face is pale (it looks a bit unnatural) compared with the background.
This is the feedback frenzy contest 2 This is a really good photography, because the way the girl is posing and the way she is resting her arms on the board is really good. Also the background and the way it contrasting to the clothes of the girl really bring the girl to stand out and this what make this a truly excellent piece. Also the picture that were taken was taken in a good spot to make this a good picture anyway. I can see that you probably use a really good camera to take this picture, because it came out really good. Plus the clothes that girl is wearing fit for her kind of personality that signified a happy and playful personality.
I think it's really good overall. My sister is a photographer so she would know better than I do. But I think that when you're into photography you want to make sure the subject, or whoever you're shooting looks good. I'm not saying she doesn't, she's very cute. But if I were the photographer I probably would have fixed up her hair a little or something...that's just me. I think it really helps the photo a lot. I think the background is pretty good overall...but I think the dead grass stuff on the left side could be a bit distracting.
Actually, in this picture her hair is quite tame compared to how it usually is But I definately see your point. And I agree that the dead grass isn't very pretty, but there wasn't much I could do about that without butchering the background even more. It is what it is, I guess. I'll definately take those things into better consideration next time!
hahahaha..I understand that. Completely. One thing that my sister always forgets is to make sure someone hair isn't all messed up and stuff, so like I'll go back and look at the pictures and be all, "WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME MY HAIR LOOKED BAD?!" so yeah...just remember to look out for that. You'll have a lot better pictures.
Thanks! See, the thing is, when I get someone to model for me (my cousin for instance), it's usually pretty spontaneous, with little to no prep. Like this shoot- we were in her backyard, she had her adorable little tutu on and I had my camera in my pocket, I saw this strip of broken fence and told her to go behind it. I don't think she even fully realized that she was modeling Anyways, in doing spontaneous shoots like this, I'm always more focused on trying to get a good picture with what I've got, so it never even crosses my mind to have the model go brush her hair or anything like that. On a side note, though, my friend Haley agreed to model for me in a more legit photo shoot sense than ones I've done previously, so whenever we get around to doing that I'll definitely have to keep your suggestion in mind I'm excited to see what I can come up with then!