Double peso - something slightly different

Sasha Sobol sasha at asobol.com
Thu Feb 10 12:25:48 EST 2011


Steve, it is interesting that you find a contradiction in pose and
outfit in the second shot.
My photographers never know nothing about their own stuff :)

--Sasha

On Sun, Feb 6, 2011 at 6:28 PM, steve harley <pdml at paper-ape.com> wrote:
> On 2011-02-05 17:03 , Sasha Sobol wrote:
>>
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/sobol/5417967058/lightbox/
>> http://www.flickr.com/photos/sobol/5417990214/lightbox/
>> My daughter asked me to take some photos of her.
>> I appears she had something in mind and spent quite some time preparing.
>> Tell us what you think, what works for you and what fails to work.
>
> she looks strong in the first, vulnerable, even scared in the second; both
> impressive as photographic craft, but my critique would be more about what
> is conveyed:
>
> the first looks more posed in expression, perhaps a little too tense, and
> would be more interesting for me with a little of the vulnerability (maybe
> not quite head on vantage point, or eyes not directly into camera)
>
> in the second there is a conflict between her expression and the slightly
> overwrought costume; i would consider reducing the illumination below the
> shoulders, or even a less striking outfit to avoid distracting from that
> vulnerability
>
> of course if she's wanting that look of strength, you could pretty much
> invert my suggestions, and maybe make a more active pose in the second,
> though i doubt they'd be as compelling to me personally
>
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