Quote Originally Posted by JBrunner View Post
In regard to the preferred images they depart somewhat from my tastes because the focal length introduces a lot of perspective. Was this your intention?

The lighting could use a little more ratio for my taste, except the third of the selects. That's just me of course. The important thing to ask yourself is did they come out the way you envisioned?
Thank you for your response in regards to the silver/gold reflector but can you elaborate in your response a bit? I'm not so well acquainted with some photography lingo.

1. By a lot of perspective, you mean that you would have preferred to use a longer lens, say for like the first image, because my lens selection/distance seems to make the front of her body unnaturally larger than the rear?

2. By lighting ratio, do you mean more contrast? As in more lighting in certain areas and less in other areas?

As in achieving my vision. I'm not sure. I just wanted to experiment and play around. I think as I get more experienced my style will be more consistent and my vision more clear. Overall, I am happy with the images and so is she.

I just posted this to get some feedback and to understand what people do and do not like about my work. Ofcourse tastes differ as our styles and preferences can be different. I will accept and reject comments and advice but having more feedback, I think, never hurts as long as it is constructive. Some people have commented on things like keeping my background vertical lines straight, I honestly never payed attention to details like that, but that is something that I will be more aware of. I also feel that film photographers are more conservative in the focal lengths/lighting so advice here I value greatly.