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31st of December 2001 (Mon), 02:37
OK, let's try this:
Link to Original http://www.pbase.com/image/826542
link to original http://www.pbase.com/image/835345/original
2nd of January 2002 (Wed), 17:47
i like the first one best, with the subject as much off center as possible, considering the extreme close up.
3rd of January 2002 (Thu), 10:00
I vote for the first one, too. Much more interesting with the stripes. Turns a good snapshot into something more artistic, without sacrificing the facial expression.
4th of January 2002 (Fri), 00:04
Thanks for the comments.
I liked the first one best as well. What I liked was the look of introspection (if a 6-1/2 year old can have such!), and that there was some slight mis-focus of motion blur causing the picture to be not as sharp as the second. I also liked the lighting and shadowing, but, as a non-artistic user of the G1, did not know how that sort of thing translates to people who know what they're doing at the back end of a camera!
It's so hard to get my kids to sit still for any length of time and then there's the obligatory "mugging" that gets distracting. No way could I take kids' pictures for a living. I have a new appreciation for those who do.
One other question...from a photography/technical point of view, when the subject is off-center (as in rule-of-thirds) is it preferable for the subject to be facing towards the center of the photo or towards the edge (as in my #1). Or does it really ot matter.
4th of January 2002 (Fri), 01:02
Generally, I think it works better to have the subject facing into the picture... but I think why yours works is that a) the 2/3 part is pretty dark and there's nothing complex or distracting there, and b) the lines on the face 'face' or point into the centre, balancing out your daughter's gaze.
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