Post # 1
So I need the hives creative help with this one! I have been in business with my best friend for a few years now and we just started shooting girls for prom. My Best friend is a photographer and I am a make up artist and hair stylist. We just shot a teeange girl in her prom dress what would you categorize this as? I was thinking along the lines of trash the prom dress but I dunno? Not trying to promote just need some help with getting my creative juices flowing! if you girls could help me come up with a category for these pics that would be amazing!
Post # 3
Yea it would be a TTD or even maybe a “rock the dress” same thing but different name =)
Post # 4
#1 It’s against the rules to promote your company, if you don’t want this post removed, considerasking for generic photo advice without the whole company backstory.
#2 It’s against the rules to post images with your company name or watermark on them
#3 Regarding the images, they all look underexposed to me, not very useful in print or showcasing photography skills or makeup. For the second one, the shadow on the otherside of the nose in the second picture is a big distraction.
#4 I don’t think I would want to market those images to a HS senior or teen group, esp the “upskirt” shot in the last one. IMO the theme looks kind of trashy for that age group. Remember, the parents are the ones paying and the ones with the checkbook, and the ones that you have to get permission for, including a model released signed, so you have to create the buzz for the type of portraits the parents want to have……and I don’t know any parents that would want or pay for images like that of their HS kid unless it was a paying modeling gig.
Post # 5
Oh fun! I would have loved to do this as a high schooler! You could call it “portraits” or just add it to a trash the dress session category? Who says the dress you are trashing has to be a wedding gown?
Post # 6
@FutureMrsChaney: I think your makeup is beautiful, and the idea for this might be a sellable one. Unfortunately, it looks like you are putting stock in the wrong photographer. No. 1 is so underexposed, you can hardly see what it’s of. No. 2 has unflattering lighting and a bad expression on the girl’s face. She looks ticked. No. 3 is out of focus and as underexposed as the first one. As someone who I know values good photography as much as you do, you should realize that this photographer you teamed up with isn’t any good 🙁
Post # 7
Ill have to agree with LB on this. Plus the usage of the blur tool to “retouch” the face looks bad and obviously blurred. Her cheekbone completely disapears in the 2nd shot.
Post # 8
I’m just interested in seeing the responses.
But I do agree with the previous posters in that the photography isn’t really that good.
Post # 9
@FutureMrsChaney: I couldn’t agree with USER or LB any more. I think you did a great job make-up wise but you should definitely look for a new photographer to showcase it. If I was a parent of a high-schooler I would run as fast as I could from these photos. They’re unnecessarily provocative, poorly exposed, and generally boring and miserable looking.