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Feb 13, 2013 21:34 |  #1

I would appreciate what you think about these pictures.. As you can tell im a new into this hobby so any advise is welcome..


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Feb 13, 2013 21:36 |  #2

Btw, the first 3 pictures were not taken by me.. I however did the cropping and basically all the edits.. It was taken by my nephew who I loaned my camera.


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Feb 15, 2013 05:35 |  #3

My first bit of advice would be to only post one or two images when starting a thread in Critique Corner. As you can see by the lack of responses, most of us won't take the time to look over lots of shots and critique each one. It's just too hard, especially if each shot is of a different subject.

Secondly, back off on the processing for now. If you want us to find the flaws in your work (and you should want that), don't try to add grain, fade the colors, mess with the white balance and other little processing tricks that might hide those flaws. Your last shot is a good example of what you should post. I personally think your processing is creative, but save that for when you've corrected things like lighting, composition and focus.

Also, don't post images taken by others, even if it's with your camera. Composition is an important aspect of any picture, and if you didn't take the shot, you didn't compose it.

Given all that, I'll just critique your last shot. It looks like you used natural light on a cloudy day. That's a good start, but as you can see, her eyes are dark. A white or silver reflector would have been a great help here. You also composed the shot with half of her right hand cut off, a definite no-no. The background is also cluttered and busy.

Now, don't take this to mean that your shots are junk. They aren't. They're actually quite creative. The shot of the dog would be excellent if you had focused on his eyes. You show signs of having real skill (more than I have, anyway). I look forward to seeing more of your stuff...one shot at a time, of course.


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Feb 15, 2013 15:34 |  #4

Thanks for the advise.. All points are taken.

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Feb 15, 2013 17:49 |  #5

Since you are asking for cc I'll do my best to help you:

#4 This image looks like a poorly exposed snapshot that you tried to save by desaturating. Unfortunately there isn't much you can do to save this image IMO. Kudos to you for at least trying to get creative with it.

#5 I really like the capture and the processing for this one but I don't feel the crop works. Maybe try cropping out most of the negative space above her head.

#6 Looks a bit soft (focus is on the front of her hat instead of her eyes). I'm not too keen on the processing since I don't find yellow teeth attractive, but hey, everyone's taste can be different.

#7 A snapshot of a cool dog where the focus was missed (on the dog's nose instead of it's eyes). Not too keen on the processing ... but again, could be a taste thing. If you absolutely need to keep this image then I'd crop a tiny bit of the space away above the dog's head.

#8 Decent exposure, but could use a bit of fill to brighten the eyes. Also watch for trees growing out of people :) Maybe try a square crop for this one (although the tree really bugs me lol ).


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Feb 16, 2013 07:03 |  #6

#6 -- Love the pose, smile and overall expression. For me, I would either crop it looser to bring her right elbow back into the shot, or crop it much tighter and include only her face. The white balance seems to be on the warm (yellow) side to me.

#8 -- You got great separation between your subject and the background [except the tree which you've already heard about]. Your model is nice and sharp. Horizontal stripes are not always flattering for people (women especially), and you've countered the horizontal stripes by having her wear the coat which covers much of the strips. There are several distractions in the background that could be eliminated for a more portrait like photograph, however this is the type of casual, quick-shot that I would put on my desk (if she was my daughter) at work because of the feeling of comfort and happiness that I get from the picture.

Thanks for sharing!


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Feb 16, 2013 08:36 |  #7

Taking a photograph involves many vairables. Learning the nuiances of camera settings can be a steep learning curve. There are however certan elements that we can achieve with relative ease.
Take control of the scene!
#4 Watch for those loose hairs on the forehead, the objects to the right I find distracting.
#5 I would prefer a looser shot to show the full pumpkin and chair and to give her a little more elbow room. The spoon and the object bottom right should go.
#6 I like this, save for the lampshade growing out of her head.
#7 Out of focus, but you knew that.
#8 Messy background, and a tree growing out of her shoulder.
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