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Oct 20, 2013 11:13 |  #1

Been a while since I last posted, glad to be back!

Could I get some critique on this image? Anything else I could do to make it better?

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Oct 20, 2013 22:12 |  #2

Beautiful!


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Oct 20, 2013 22:35 |  #3

Thank you!


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Oct 21, 2013 07:31 |  #4

Well, since you asked...in my eyes the background is too 'noisy'. Even though I like the colours of autumn, I do not especially find the way they mix with the girls' (who are super darlings both of them) clothing.

What I'd suggest you could try is to take the girls a bit further away from the wall, use a long lens and big aperture to reduce the depth of field and maybe make a less colourful choice of clothes.

You could also pay attention to the white balance -maybe you could take one shot with one of the girls holding a grey card to get at least a point of calibration -no matter it you use it or not.

If they are showing off their boots (nice boots, BTW) you should have them displayed against a background that is not brown unlike the fallen leaves here.

You have beautiful models and you relate them in a heart-warming way.

Have fun!


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Oct 21, 2013 08:45 |  #5
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I think the autumn colors complement the sisters and the warm withe balance works for me. Great shot




  
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Oct 21, 2013 09:50 |  #6

I think if the girls were pulled away from the background and a more blurred background was apparent, that would have helped this image A LOT!

That being said, I think the girls are beautiful and it's a good image, as is.


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Oct 21, 2013 11:17 |  #7

CanonVsNikon wrote in post #16387082 (external link)
I think the autumn colors complement the sisters and the warm withe balance works for me. Great shot

I appreciate your opinion but I fail to see how your posting will help Mosabi make better pictures.


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Oct 21, 2013 11:34 |  #8
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garbidz wrote in post #16387497 (external link)
I appreciate your opinion but I fail to see how your posting will help Mosabi make better pictures.

Maybe because IMO it's good as is. Not every shot needs to have a blurred background to be effective.

And white balance is a personal preference. The "correct" WB is not always the best. For a a fall theme shot, a warmer balance is preferred.




  
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Oct 21, 2013 11:52 |  #9

CanonVsNikon wrote in post #16387547 (external link)
Maybe because IMO it's good as is. Not every shot needs to have a blurred background to be effective.

And white balance is a personal preference. The "correct" WB is not always the best. For a a fall theme shot, a warmer balance is preferred.

If something is 'good enough' there is no need to improve it, right?
Good enough for whom?
Do you represent a target audience? Or an authority of photographic education or criticism?
I did not think so.

One of the first lessons in photography is "What is your subject".
Then there are lots of ways how to make your subject stand out, show its particularities, put it into a context, make it a part of a composition etc.

Then you go deeper, to the meaning that the subject carries to you and how you can use your techniques (but only if you master them) to make your point.

Things like colour balance are questions of taste but only if you know how to master them, how to get things right. No have to know to rules if you want to break them graciously.

If you do not master the technique, then your pictures happen and they will remain snapshots. Some snapshots are nice to look at if the photographer has been lucky and if you like the person in the picture.

The thing of learning photography is needing less luck to end up with a decent picture.
Or a bunch of them. Like 4 keepers from a series of 80 shots.

Are you going to make a point here?
I am interested in what it might be.


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Oct 21, 2013 12:01 |  #10

i'm thinking that those boot belong to Mom because they sure do look large on the child




  
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Oct 21, 2013 12:05 |  #11
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garbidz wrote in post #16387588 (external link)
If something is 'good enough' there is no need to improve it, right?
Good enough for whom?
Do you represent a target audience? Or an authority of photographic education or criticism?
I did not think so.

One of the first lessons in photography is "What is your subject".
Then there are lots of ways how to make your subject stand out, show its particularities, put it into a context, make it a part of a composition etc.

Then you go deeper, to the meaning that the subject carries to you and how you can use your techniques (but only if you master them) to make your point.

Things like colour balance are questions of taste but only if you know how to master them, how to get things right. No have to know to rules if you want to break them graciously.

If you do not master the technique, then your pictures happen and they will remain snapshots. Some snapshots are nice to look at if the photographer has been lucky and if you like the person in the picture.

The thing of learning photography is needing less luck to end up with a decent picture.
Or a bunch of them. Like 4 keepers from a series of 80 shots.

Are you going to make a point here?
I am interested in what it might be.

Notice how I said IMO. I offered my opinion. You offered yours. No need to belittle my post. Where is your rage towards the poster who just stated "Beautiful". Are you not an equal opportunity hater?

Kindly ignore my posts and I will do the same to you. Have a good day.




  
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Oct 21, 2013 12:36 |  #12

CanonVsNikon wrote in post #16387624 (external link)
Notice how I said IMO. I offered my opinion. You offered yours. No need to belittle my post. Where is your rage towards the poster who just stated "Beautiful". Are you not an equal opportunity hater?

Kindly ignore my posts and I will do the same to you. Have a good day.


Mosabi asked for critique.
You gave him an opinion.
You see the difference between the two?


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Oct 21, 2013 12:40 |  #13
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garbidz wrote in post #16387702 (external link)
Mosabi asked for critique.
You gave him an opinion.
You see the difference between the two?

Every critique is an opinion. No critique is FACT.

You critique it by saying he should have put the two girls out front more to blur the background. I countered that it wasn't necessary in this shot. We both offered our critique and opinion.

Get it. Good.

By the way, what is your critique on the second poster's "Beautiful" comment. Care to share




  
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Oct 21, 2013 12:42 |  #14
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I think you have derailed this thread enough. Best to leave enough alone.




  
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Oct 21, 2013 15:16 |  #15
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Adorable! and amazing shot :)


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