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Hello Robert – I’m not much of a fashion photographer so I won’t pretend to act like one.  I had a few things, IMO, that I wanted to point out, some minor, some  ehh.
Melanie Crisp
I think this image is okay but I have a few things that drive me nuts about it.  First, the perspective combined with the large DOF makes the model appear to be  unusually taller then the other people in the background.  Maybe running a shallower DOF may have re-focused the attention more towards the model.

I think the contrast is good between the model and the background, it’s just that there is too much of the background in focus. Trying to view the EXIF data  is a no go, either you have deleted it or there was an error in the file somewhere.  That page states that you used a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 but if I had to guess, I would say this was shot at more like f/9 to f/13.

The only thing I would may have done, not knowing the situation is tighten up the DOF and recompose the shot to get the woman with the whit shirt out of the shot or further behind the model where she can’t be seen as much.  As it stands now, the models elbow goes right through her face.

As for the gentlemen to the model’s right, I think that adds to the shot.  He is obviously admiring the beautiful woman in the dress and he stance and facial expression supports the scene.  The others, can go, sorry.


Amy Peachy

Again, I am not a fashion photographer, so take this as you will.

Not sure if I would go with the direct crotch shot.  She is wearing shorts or panties covering up her cookie, but it still may drive some to think a little “pervie”.

Her facial expression is not doing much for me.  Her face is telling me that she is really tired, yawn.

The composition is not bad, again for me, too much DOF for my taste.  I see more attention to the stairs then the model.  Again, I am not a fashion photographer.

Gabrielle Wainwright

I like this one, but more if it were shot vertical instead of horizontal.  The DOF is good, IMO, but too much emphasis on the background instead of the model.  The boats and docks provide a great backdrop but the focus should be more on the model.  Lighting looks pretty good to me.

The models expression may be okay, but it is too far away to really get a good feel for it, a tighter shot on her would bring out her expression more and still be able to get her stance and pose as well.


Overall, not bad.  Needs some tweaking on some things but definitely not bad.