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Old Feb 5, 2004, 6:49 AM   #1
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Default Bodyshots. (and the regular warning of nudity)

So the warning didn't scare you off?



This is one of the first in my nudity series .

Do you think I should have cropped it?
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Old Feb 5, 2004, 10:10 AM   #2
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NO, I think it is just find the way it is.
I also like the toning.
Very nicely done.
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Old Feb 5, 2004, 10:26 AM   #3
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I like the lighting effects so I would not crop it.
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Old Feb 6, 2004, 6:52 AM   #4
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You did a fine job, and no, I can't see where you'd want to crop it.

(Nudity is fine, the human body is beautiful; it's the intent of a photo that can change this.)
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Old Feb 6, 2004, 8:52 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone!

Bcoultry: I agree totally
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 7:45 AM   #6
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Nice work and I agree with Barbara too.

LCohen, no , you should not crop it : maybe you cropped it too much !

I mean , the light area is part of the composition : that's where she is looking by the way.

So, I would have included the top of it too, where the light meets the shadow.

Let me suggest a rough trial for a different composition/illumination schema :



P.S. : cut&paste, gradients, rendering\light effects.

Mmmm, can u see it ? I cannot now. It
looks like someone at fotopic.net thinks this shot can not be posted

Let's try with the thumbnail :

Just a rough base : maybe more black part on the right and on the top, some more white part on the bottom to better balance the composition.
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 9:08 AM   #7
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I like this last uncropped one best.
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 10:00 AM   #8
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I see what you mean. Actually I haven't cropped it at all (what I can remember). I have another pic where the whole "lightish thingie" is seen as whole, but that one was more directly from the side (my mistake).

Your version is good, but I feel that the eyes (mine) are drawn away from the essential part, i.e. the model. But I can see your point. I should have left some more at the top. Although you could argue that the "cropped" (in reality uncropped) version leaves the beholder with the question "what is she looking at", a picture without closure you could say.
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 4:27 PM   #9
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LCohen, thank you for replying.

Yes, I agree, eyes are drawn away from the model.

A) Actually eyes turn around the composition more than being concentrated to the model.

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"what is she looking at", a picture without closure you could say.
B) A picture without closure ! A wonderful expression !
My composition is closed instead , without question.

A and B appear immediatly if I highlight what, in my understanding, are the composition lines :



Just two different ways of approaching a shot , among the endless ones
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Old Feb 16, 2004, 4:49 PM   #10
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Looking at the two versions, I think it's a compromise between the two that would be most pleasing. My eye definitely wants more space above the woman, but I think the top curve of the light needs to be cut off. Otherwise, it becomes a second focal point for a photo that should have only one.
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