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darin gabbert's picture

Crop from an outdoor fashion shoot...

While the angle is certainly not "Traditional", I do like how this turned out. Any comments?

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Black Z Eddie .'s picture

I would avoid having the elbow point at the camera. It has that foreshortened look.

As far as the angle, I don't see anything wrong or bad with it.

darin gabbert's picture

Thanks, Eddie. I see what you mean about the elbow. I had not noticed that. Here is another crop on that same shot, and looking at the expanded version, I don't notice the foreshortened elbow as much.

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

Sorry, I should have wrote my comment a little clearer. The foreshortening isn't so much with the elbow. It has to do with the perceived length of a limb, in this case her arm. It's much more noticeable on the 2nd photo. Her arm on the left is much shorter than the right. Looks like she has a dwarf arm; sometimes it can look like a stump.

The arm on the right, IMO, is the "proper" way. Not because it's higher, but, because she's "spreading" her arm. Notice how much longer (and thinner) it is compared to the left. Had she done a similar thing to the arm on the left, that arm and forearm would have looked longer and thinner.

darin gabbert's picture

Noted. Agree.