I love what you have done with your lighting of her face and hair. Great catch lights, too.
Nice background in the color shot, but not distracting, imho.
A little too dim at her neck line, maybe -- that's about all I can criticize -- beautiful girl like that, that area is probably an asset...
Nice shots. The first one is my favorite.
These are totally cool shots! It does not hurt to have such a beautiful subject, but truly the BW conversion looks very nice and smooth, and the expression in #1 is quite captivating. Thanks for sharing. Cool shots. I need to practice getting shots like these!
i cant put the finger on it but # 2 attracts me
I really love the background on #1. The foreground isn't so bad either
great pics and love the bw-
I also think the lighting, poses. and BG are nice in both, but the post processing seems to be a bit heavy handed. There is very little if any skin texture left, and the first shot is WAY red. I think you could lighten up some on the skin treatment, preserve some texture and still achieve the "glamour" look. The red needs to be toned down considerably. There is a good tutorial on skin tones here:http://www.smugmug.com/help/skin-tone
For the skin texture, you could use the original and this version each as a seperate layer and then adjust opacity to bring enough of the original through to lose the clay-mation look. Or....set one as a mask and paint the effect in selectively.
I hope this is helpful crtique!!
Thanks for sharing!!
Great pics, good lighting. The only thing I notice is a little blotchiness on the forehead that could be smoothed out.
I absolutely love that B&W image. That has huge impact. I think the lady will love it as well - don't know about the mother though, they tend to be a little more traditional in their likes. But, wow, love that B&W image!
Awesome shots. I love the use of light in the first one. The bg and colors work really, REALLY well. If I were pressed for a critique I'd say the smoothing under her eyes in the first one looks a little fake, IMO. In addition to her physical appearance, she seems to have the skill of a model in her ease in front of the camera, posing and expressions. Isn't that so much fun to work with!?
Also really like the BW image, it's phenomenal!!!
There seems to be some question about skin smoothing on the first picture, "clay-mation look", so here's a link to the original size file.
Like I said, VERY smooth skin
Very pretty girl.
Well done photos, I bet she loves them!!