Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
Thread started 10 Dec 2010 (Friday) 18:11
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Son's first Christmas

 
aznative
Member
44 posts
Joined Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
     
Dec 10, 2010 18:11 |  #1

He's getting ready for the presents...

...and I'm ready for your advice! Any feedback or criticism on what I could do better is appreciated :)

IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5201/5245420448_c4c35b2d2c_b.jpg

Canon t2i

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
Jonta
Senior Member
Avatar
540 posts
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Trondheim, Norway
     
Dec 11, 2010 08:54 |  #2

Hm, only thing I can find is that the bauble in the top right corner is a bit bright and distracting.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
hieu1004
Goldmember
Avatar
3,579 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Seattle
     
Dec 11, 2010 10:19 |  #3

Just looks like a snapshot of a cute kid opening presents. :)

Looks fine to me - but also kind of boring. To ME, the image looks kind of flat - maybe due to the lighting. Perhaps play with the curves, contrast, and saturation a little to give the colors some "oomf."


-Hieu
Gear | Blog (external link) | flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rimmer
Goldmember
Avatar
1,416 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Nov 2010
     
Dec 11, 2010 16:25 |  #4

I would say that there is just a bit too much tree, and it makes my eyes wander around a bit before settling on the youngster's face. If you crop the top so that just a bit of the string of red beads is included I think it makes a stronger image. Good focus on his eyes. I don't see any problem with colors or saturation, for whatever that's worth.


Ace Rimmer -- "What a guy!"
"Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast." ;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
kyle_4375
Senior Member
Avatar
293 posts
Joined Aug 2010
Location: Cincinnati, OH
     
Dec 11, 2010 17:46 as a reply to  @ Rimmer's post |  #5

Great capture! Eyes are super sharp, colors look good. Cute kid!

I agree with the previous comment on "too much tree." Probably a tighter crop would make for a better image. I also might've created a bit more depth by sitting your son a bit farther away from the tree. Right now, it looks like he's almost sitting underneath it.


Canon 50D | Tamron 17-50 | Tamron 70-300 | Nifty Fifty | 430ex | Flickr (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Rimmer
Goldmember
Avatar
1,416 posts
Likes: 4
Joined Nov 2010
     
Dec 11, 2010 20:52 |  #6

kyle_4375 wrote in post #11435440 (external link)
...I also might've created a bit more depth by sitting your son a bit farther away from the tree. Right now, it looks like he's almost sitting underneath it.

Oh, yeah! Something kind of bothered me there, but I could quite express it. I definitely agree on that.

Still, overall a very good shot.


Ace Rimmer -- "What a guy!"
"Smoke me a kipper, I'll be back for breakfast." ;)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
aznative
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
44 posts
Joined Oct 2010
Location: Phoenix, AZ
     
Dec 12, 2010 10:09 |  #7

Thank you for all the comments! I'm still learning...always learning :)


Canon t2i

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
chauncey
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
9,696 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 462
Joined Jun 2007
Location: MI/CO
     
Dec 12, 2010 13:56 as a reply to  @ aznative's post |  #8

Get down to his level so he isn't looking up at you.


The things you do for yourself die with you, the things you do for others live forever.
A man's worth should be judged, not when he basks in the sun, but how he faces the storm.

My stuff...http://1x.com/member/c​hauncey43 (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jonta
Senior Member
Avatar
540 posts
Joined Jan 2008
Location: Trondheim, Norway
     
Dec 12, 2010 14:17 |  #9

chauncey wrote in post #11439374 (external link)
Get down to his level so he isn't looking up at you.

Ptheh. Completely depends on what effect you're going for.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
jetcode
Cream of the Crop
6,239 posts
Likes: 21
Joined Jul 2009
Location: West Marin
     
Dec 12, 2010 14:42 |  #10

Personally I think the tree is less important than your son. Look at the entire frame and the relationship the subject (your son) has to this frame. How can you better place the viewers eye on the subject. I leave that for your personal exploration using the crop tool. Play with it until you feel the magic.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,396 views & 0 likes for this thread
Son's first Christmas
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Critique Corner 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is veronika8737
757 guests, 315 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.