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Apr 21, 2008 21:15 |  #1

Just took a quick pic as she walked by. She turned to look at me and her hair was moving as the shutter snapped. Retouched in PS elements. 1DmkIII, and 380EX II, 24-105L. Tell me what you think.


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Apr 22, 2008 21:00 |  #2

Wow! Over a hundred views, and not a single comment. Is it good? Bad? Do you hate it? Love it? Or just not give a crap? Thanks.




  
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Apr 22, 2008 21:06 |  #3

View to post ratio is always bad on these forums.

I think the biggest problem is the motion blur, which is logical since you appear to be inside and said she was walking by. Looks like you needed a flash or faster shutter to freeze her and get a sharper image.

Despite that, she's a cute girl and the image is good enough for your memories.


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Apr 22, 2008 21:46 |  #4

Thanks for taking the time to reply Steve. I was using the 380EX II flash. I found the soft focus very pleasing. Maybve I'm the only one. Thanks again.




  
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Apr 23, 2008 03:23 |  #5

The kid is cute but the image has problems like swampler said.




  
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Apr 23, 2008 03:43 |  #6

too much image blur.


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Apr 23, 2008 07:49 |  #7

I hesitate to post again as I don't want to offend. If you find it pleasing, that's good, but that is not what I would call soft focus. It is definitely motion blur. Since you used flash, it must be in fill mode because you had enough ambient light to still show the blur, despite using flash. What mode was your camera in?


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Apr 23, 2008 08:03 |  #8

Your right, she is cute. But I do have to agree with the others. The image is terribly out of focus. That having been said, if you like that, that's all that matters!


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Apr 30, 2008 21:23 |  #9

I wish I had never posted this pic. I did not realize it was so terrible. Please forgive me for posting such a POS in this hallowed forum.




  
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Apr 30, 2008 22:02 |  #10

LOL! You shouldn't ask for feedback if you don't want it. I don't think anyone here was being rude to you, but only trying to help. Good luck with your photos.


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Apr 30, 2008 22:34 |  #11

I don't think anybody criticized you for liking it. If you like it, that's fine.

But you asked what people thought of it, and they told you. Are they to be faulted for that?

Don't you want some constructive criticism? I think that's that's what was given.

Take some more pictures and keep posting for advice and I'll guaranty that you'll get better.




  
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May 01, 2008 14:42 |  #12

You are welcomed to feel as if this is pleasing. Beauty is in the eye.....

From a technical standpoint, the lighting is too direct and too harsh, and the motion blur takes away from what would probably be a very cute girl.

If you break too many rules, you are likely to get some negative feedback, but it's also possible that you can create a work of art. This is probably not the latter, but keep trying and keep posting.

You are lucky to have found a forum that has people who can be honest with you. I credit most of my ability to the people here and they have torn my pictures up for 5 years and I don't ever want them to stop.


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May 01, 2008 14:55 |  #13

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I wish I had never posted this pic. I did not realize it was so terrible. Please forgive me for posting such a POS in this hallowed forum.

Sorry you got offended by some of the comments around your photo, but it does happen. I have been bashed many times, here, and that's how I learn. The comments and criticisms here are rarely mean-spirited.

So, keep shooting away and, remember, if YOU like it, well that's what is important!


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May 01, 2008 15:06 |  #14

While this is not technically a great photo (for the reasons already stated here) I rather like the image. It caputres an impromtu moment passing in time and to you it may also tell a story about her.

And before you become too critical of yourself, just remember that sometimes it's a matter of a split second between getting a good shot and a superb shot. You felt you had an opportunity to get a shot and this is what came of it. There's no reason to feel faulted for that.

Children are often supremely difficult to photograph so don't get too down on yourself.


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May 01, 2008 16:35 |  #15

You are fortunate to have posted it here. In many forums everyone just tells everyone else how great they are and no one learns anything. Take a look at some of the critiques in the glamour and nude section. It may be an eye opener.
We all fall in love with our own work. It is only through the eyes of others that we can achieve a more objective view. This will improve the quality of our work. :)


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