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Contrast II by Kendra-Paige Contrast II by Kendra-Paige
Contrast: Black & White versus Color / Rigid versus Shapely / Stoic versus Expressive

Model: Jillian Roggenthien
Photography: =Kendra-Paige
Designer: Narcisco Rodriguez

Second half of an experiment with style and concept - revolving primarily around contrast. I took some rigid and doll-like images, and others that were much more expressive. It was fun putting an attire of black and white amidst such colorful backgrounds.

Comments and feedback would be greatly appreciated! :heart:

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First of all I'd like to say this is a fantastic way to familiarize yourself with your new camera. (congrats again ;) )

Beautiful photos both this one and the 1st one in this series. :)

It is obvious you develop a connection with your models since you're getting such real emotions and such good poses.

Her outfit looks very clean, almost sterile compared to the environment around her - a nice touch and yet another element that adds contrast.
It's also interesting that you've chosen to contrast, not only the colors and "cleanliness" (I couldn't find a better word for it), poses as well.

In my opinion this looks very good and thought-through in just about every aspect.

Even though basing photos on contrasts has been done a whole lot before, I feel this series is quite refreshing, relaxing and pleasing to look at.

There is some slight chromatic aberration on the bushes making them and certain elements look somewhat soft, but they aren't the main focus at all, so it is simply nitpicking.

One last thing: I can see some repeating patterns in the grass - was there something that needed to be cloned out?
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HerrHaller Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Student Photographer
Awesome work. Did you clone something out of the grass in the bottom left corner? I see the same pattern repeated in the grass 4 times.
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012   Photographer
Ah, yes, unfortunately there was this unsightly bright yellow bush that completely threw off the whole composition. I'll need to be more careful in the future when I try to clone areas of the photo so it isn't as obvious. Thank you for the comment!
Whimsical-Dreams Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2012  Professional Photographer
Beautiful model and lovely capture. I love her smile in the second photograph, you captured her beauty effortlessly, Kendra. :heart:
marecki Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I like it very much.
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you!
rieadd Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
I love this picture, the depth of field is quite amazing except that the first image, her pose is kinda awkward or maybe i just don't understand the concept..?
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! The first pose was meant to be a bit awkward, I was going for the 'rigid, unnatural, Stepford Wife' sort of look, versus something that was much more expressive and inviting, as you see on the right side. The other half of the series follows a similar concept in pose.
rieadd Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
now that makes much more sense! didn't want to be rude or anything by the way :blowkiss:
DudelRok Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
As I said on the other, I really like this one.
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you! Glad the colors work for you on this one.
zeronemike Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
love the pics ...
Kendra-Paige Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012   Photographer
Thank you kindly! :heart:
zeronemike Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
most welcome
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November 29, 2012
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Camera Data

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Shutter Speed
1/200 second
Focal Length
85 mm
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Date Taken
Nov 28, 2012, 8:50:01 AM
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 4.2 (Macintosh)