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Glad you had some fun with my yesterdays shot but here is portrait series #3. Model here is Rochel.


Glad you had some fun with my yesterdays shot but here is portrait series #3. Model here is Rochel.

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Nice and stunning pose.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Tony!
  • mal
  • 2 May 2007, 07:18
Very striking Dee, you really have filled the frame beautifully with Rochel's great pose and the shallow focal plane really hones the eye on the subject. lovely image. mal
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Mal.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 2 May 2007, 11:06
Hands behind the ears to better hear the evil smile Little flip back to yesterday's pic.

Great portrait and i like the composition.
Dotun Ayodeji: I am happy you like, thanks Louis.
  • Suby
  • UK, Milton Keynes
  • 2 May 2007, 12:44
Dotun okay here goes, no offence intended brooo....


The pose is just looking uncomfortable and clumsy, the look on Rochels face is just a naaaa, absolutely nothing special about the framing. Now why so harsh?, cause I know what you can deliver, this for me is far below your standard, this from the man who posted yesterdays shot and for a model, you could definitely do better.

As an "a friend came over and I shot her while having fun shot" it works. As a model & fashion shot, NO LIKEY.

No offence bro, just saying it as I see it :d

Dotun Ayodeji: Suby, I understand what you are saying totally, I understand why some may like and not like. This shot was part of a portfolio. This happen to be my 7th attempt to make a portfolio for aspiring models. This shot mignt not be glamour or fashion perfect but it is portfolio perfect. Rochel needs to be able to show her agencies that she can present face in her most natural way and this is exactly what this shot achieves. A model portfolio does not always have to have shots that conform to the normal head shots or poses.I am sure if I posted all her shots, you will find some that conforms to your taste. Needless to say, this portfolio was accepted by her NY agency that refused her a couple of years ago, so I am definately happy about that. On the flip side, maybe I should have gone with a tighter crop, thats the only improvement, I think befits this shot. I am also glad you held me to higher standards, because that makes me want to work hard smile Thanks bro.
  • Roger
  • Denton Texas USA
  • 2 May 2007, 15:20
Fantastic portrait
  • Neil Tandy
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • 2 May 2007, 15:27
Hiya Dotun. I do kind of agree with Suby about the pose, but on the flip side, I agree with your reply to him - it is all about giving the client what he/she wants.
I do feel that your DOF was a little shallow on this one, it almost looks as if you pasted the model in to the photo (I know you didn't), the edges seem a little harsh. But as you said, the whole portfolio was accepted this time around and that is the important factor.
Many kind regards, Neil.
Dotun Ayodeji: Thanks Neil, the DOF helped to conceal my neighbors house, maybe I should have gone 6.3 or 8.0.
  • clarence
  • Irving, TX, USA
  • 2 May 2007, 16:26
It all works, pose, DoF, lighting. Congrats.
Hi, I hope you don't mind me saying but I agree with Suby and Neil but also, I read the replys and see where you are coming from. For me, I would have gone for a crop similar to the thumbnail just to focus more on the subject but you have certainly brought out her beauty.
seems OK, definitely want something more from you, especially having seen your recent growth curve...distracting elements in the background is my biggest niggle...
  • Ellie
  • 2 May 2007, 22:57
I don't know a lot about people pictures, but I do like the full face.

I'm not sure if it's my monitor, but it looks as if there's a bit of ghosting (probably the wrong word) just below her right arm (left on the picture), although it could be something in the trees
  • Ginnie
  • Atlanta, GA, United States
  • 2 May 2007, 23:36
So, Dotun--it sounds like you're getting into the professional category by leaps and bounds. Congratulations!
The way she looks.... looks very plain and blank...
  • Jeremy
  • Canada
  • 3 May 2007, 15:53
Very well exposed! Nice shot.
Great portrait though I'm not sure about the background smile smile

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