Posted by
Harry (Apex, NC, United States) on 18 February 2020 in People & Portrait and Portfolio.

I participated in a "Photographer & Model" meetup this weekend. Well outside my usual shooting M.O. Perhaps a dozen models and about as many photographers met at a local arboretum. We spent a couple of unstructured hours wandering around and pairing up.

I feel both her pose and her expression are a bit wooden. Probably the photographer's fault.

SONY SLT-A77V 1/640 second F/4.5 ISO 200 52 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Devi from Chennai, India

a good capture....

18 Feb 2020 5:51am

By Marie from Entre By Marie et Montagnes, France

18 Feb 2020 6:39am

Gérard from Allauch, France

Beautiful tones for this model.

18 Feb 2020 7:17am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Pas toujours évident entre être nature ou rester naturelle !!!! C'est un métier aussi !
Bonne journée Harry

18 Feb 2020 9:01am

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

A remarkable cohesion in the colors here . .

18 Feb 2020 10:04am

@Ronnie 2¢: everyone else was posing by the flowering shrubs, but I thought the brightly painted shed (which, incidentally house washrooms) was an interesting background.

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Great colors .

18 Feb 2020 10:35am

Rose from Clinton, United States

The color combinations are unexpected for me...not saying that it is bad.

18 Feb 2020 11:06am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

You met a good model.

18 Feb 2020 12:03pm

beach from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

Good work

18 Feb 2020 12:20pm

Dutchess from Lakdeside Village, Netherlands

A fantastic match of colors!

18 Feb 2020 1:44pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Toute élégante un très belle attitude charmante vue et iamge
belle soirée

18 Feb 2020 2:57pm

Don from Spokane, United States

The pose does look a bit ordinary. Somehow a different placement of the hand might improve the pose.

18 Feb 2020 4:17pm

Nadine from Le Sud......, France

belle jeune femme dans un cadrage aux douces couleurs

18 Feb 2020 5:10pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Couleurs bien choisies, donnent du charme à l'ambiance.

18 Feb 2020 5:57pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Despite your own observation, I find nice fluidity in this shot with her outfit and I like her accompanying shadow.

18 Feb 2020 6:50pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful composition, colors, lights & shadows!
L O V E L Y !

18 Feb 2020 7:01pm

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Super portrait!

18 Feb 2020 7:50pm

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

I really like how the color of her dress and the background compliment each other. I think that the pose is okay but her expression doesn't look natural. I can imagine it might be hard if I had a bunch of photographers pointing their cameras at me! But I still think that it is a nice image.

19 Feb 2020 1:45am

@Elaine Hancock: We mostly paired off for a few shots rather than having one model pose as multiple photographers shooting at once. Thanks for your comments.