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Is it really called a dutch tilt?

Most of my critiques echo the above. Tilt is overused (moderately). B&W is overused, but if you had perhaps made a couple of them more sepia toned and added some minor vignetting, they would have been nice.

These seem very 'documentary', which is obviously not a bad thing, since you're obviously not wanting to stop what's going on and ask for poses, but in this particular case since they were pictures (apparently) while getting ready / waiting for rides/dates/etc, then it would have been an ideal time to kind of get a little more involved. Obviously this isn't possible if you're at the event (weddings come to mind), but it's food for thought.

Going back a bit and some specifics..

4180 is a decent idea, but having him look at the camera and her look at the other dude she'd probably be there with is a little awkward (especially if there's no other dude actually there). Also, it's way overexposed.

4174 I think would have been nicer in color, especially if you could have warmed it up a bit; did you artificially soften that background? It seems unnaturally noisy.

4171 is overexposed. I'd do again what I suggested above - either slightly over saturate the colors and use some vignetting, or at the very least just underexpose it a bit. Yeah, it may be a bit late, hopefully you're anal retentive like me and shoot raw and keep everything (yes, I really do that; I back them up monthly and put them on an external HDD, it lets me do alot in case I get new ideas for old stuff).

4127 -- selective color that bad boy and make her shoes ruby. I dont care if they were white/powder blue/lilac/fuscia/etc, just do eet. And vignetting. No seriously, just do it.

In terms of the tilt... it can be useful, but I think it's most effective with a UWA and putting the subject completely in the picture (and sometimes far away). They also (in what I've seen) work best when planned and not for spontaneous / documentary style shooting.

4104 has some really good skin tone to it in comparison to the rest. If more of your other pics displayed that skin tone instead of the washed-out-ness that many of them seem to, I think they'd be better.

4090 -- dont know what the ceiling situation was like, but I would have bounced the flash off instead of leaving that big flash in the background (if possible, of course). Of course, you might be simply using an on-camera flash, and if that's the case, then there isn't really a whole lot you can do (off the top of my head at least).

4106 is soft, but I almost like it that way. I wonder how that would look with - you guessed it - sepia and vignetting. No seriously, try it -- in a situation with a prevalent soft focus I think it would help.

Yeah, I like sepia and vignetting, even though I dont use them alot in what I shoot. Sue me.

What's wrong with yer LCD? We can probably help with that too!

I like the series in general, keep on keepin' on.
Edited by MistaBernie - 4/20/11 at 6:56pm
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