Monday, February 06, 2006

Critique?

So I had a shoot on Saturday. I LOVE this couple. I really do. They were fantastic. More than fantastic, phenomenal, really. I've known Joe since the sixth grade, and his girlfriend Skylar and I are plotting to kidnap Iman and let her live in my old (but very posh) dollhouse so we can have our way with her hunky glam rocker husband. But I love them. Great people, and very much in love. Great facial expressions, simultaneously tender but hot, everything. So I, being the genius that I am, had to go ahead and ruin all but three shots from eight rolls of film. Well, "ruin" is too dramatic. The negs and whatnot are fine, but the shots themselves stink. So I have these three. I tried to edit them the best I could, but I'm still not sure how I feel about them. I'm can't look at them objectively anymore. I'm just really disappointed. So any input would be greatly appreciated. Do I post them on the site? Do I chuck them completely? Should I give up photography and become an alpaca farmer in Peru? In the meantime, I'm going to figure out which photos on my website are also somewhat stinky and deserve to be removed.

These aren't as "hot" (in the traditional sense) as my earlier things, but I'm playing around with capturing more personality and sensitivity for now. But if the opportunity arises (no pun intended), and I meet a couple who is willing to f*** each other senseless, you better believe I'm taking pictures.

And please, when I say "input", CONSTRUCTIVE criticism is nice. Calling me a "talentless whore" is not.



3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Samantha,

You cannot let the results of one shoot shake your confidence after you've taken so many gorgeous pictures. It's obvious that you have a natural talent that isn't just going to disappear overnight. Joe and I are so down for posing again when you get back, if you want to play with new lighting/scenery/threesome schemes heh heh heh ;)

That being sad, these pictures aren't so bad. I think I like the first one best. The third one feels a bit impersonal, and the second is kinda confusing with respect to body part identification, but the stair rails in the first one give the picture a kind of voyeurish feel...HOTTT. hehe.

Moving to Peru would be a tremendous waste of talent, unless, of course, you are planning to photograph hot Incan sex rituals.

Hugz,
That Girl in the Hot Blue Bra

5:14 PM  
Blogger Anastasia Beaverhousen said...

Oh baby you are your worst critic, I think they are great and you are very talented. I've seen most of the work you post here and it's simply brilliant.
The importance of this shoot, I think is the warmness it describes, you almost feel like you know this couple and just looking at the pictures evokes the longing for being with your other half.
oh crap have to see the pics again to really comment on the tecnical stuff...I'll write another comment.

3:29 PM  
Blogger Samantha Wolov said...

aw, thanks you guys! i still need a lot of improvement, but it's nice to know this wasn't a complete disaster.

8:12 PM  

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