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Jul 15, 2012 09:46 |  #1
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Would love a little C+C on these shots please. It was taken at a "Dog-B-Q" after the Doggies on Parade event for the 4th of July, so the background setting is going to have clutter. Not sure how you could avoid that at a barbecue so keep that in mind when commenting please :P Mainly want to know how I did on capturing the dog in the photo.

Both were taken with my 60D, and the old 18-55 kit lens from my Xti

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Jul 15, 2012 20:20 |  #2
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some critique or comments would be very much appreciated please :P


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Jul 15, 2012 21:42 |  #3

Cute dog in the first shot, but the background is killing it for me. Not a bad "picture" but not show quality because of the issues with the background.

2nd shot the background is n to as much of an issue for me, and technically the processing is fine. I am not sure if the crop is the best... I am not a fan of overused vignetting BUT in the case, it might work to help isolate the dog more. Not sure... it is again one of those things is dog looks fine, and technical processing is fine, but crop and to some extent background hurt the image.

Now would the owner of either dog be happy with these shots.... sure. They are in the realm of snap shots plus. Much better than an average joe\jane's shot. But to me, they come up short of wall hangers. More screen savers - if that makes any sense.




  
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Jul 16, 2012 02:31 |  #4
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Nods. Well considering the event, the background was what it was. No way around it. It was a huge gathering of people with their dogs for a bbq after being in a 4th of July parade. Also, only the top picture is cropped. the bottom one was just how it was. If I knew my stuff in photoshop, I could put a new background and make it look like that's where I was, but that's far beyond my skill level.

Edit: My bad, I did crop the second one as well, but only the bottom and right side of the picture. Wasted space with nothing that added to the picture.


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Jul 16, 2012 05:43 |  #5

Very beautiful dogs that are nice and sharp. We all struggle with distracting backgrounds!


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Jul 16, 2012 17:22 |  #6

So I get that the background is what it is.... but in the first shot, you had the dogs attention. Had you elevated up just a bit, the dog would have followed you up... and you would be shooting at a deeper angle, making the legs disappear. Second shot... granted, don't see much of any way around that one.




  
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Jul 17, 2012 18:06 as a reply to  @ Croasdail's post |  #7

Watch your backgrounds. Distracting ones kill great moments.




  
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