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IMO my best from Easter Dinner.

 
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Apr 13, 2009 14:42 |  #1

thanks


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Apr 13, 2009 15:42 |  #2

To me, the wide angle is too much and distorts the faces.


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Apr 13, 2009 18:09 |  #3

Confucius say...Man with wide eyes, not need wide angle. lol

I like the B&W conversion.


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Apr 13, 2009 18:37 |  #4

I really do like the black and white conversion work, but I am really not feeling the wideness of the shots. Maybe some cropping would help out these shots.


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Apr 14, 2009 02:42 |  #5

hm, maybe theres something wrong with my perspective. lol. I just don't see the wide-ness of it. Maybe a little in #2 though.

Thanks for the comments, i appreciate them.


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Apr 14, 2009 11:02 |  #6

10mm focal length is not just wide, it's ULTRA wide and equivalent to 16mm on a full frame. Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge fan of wide angle. But an ultra-wide lens is bad for portraits -- close-in head shots -- because by its nature, it produces very noticable perspective distortion, like a funhouse mirror. The closer the object, the greater the distortion. This can create very dramatic effects, but is generally not good for facial shots. With your 10-22mm lens, if you had zoomed-in all or most of the way and taken a few steps back, the worst of the distortion would have been eliminated.


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Apr 14, 2009 15:02 |  #7

The distortion ruins both - really not flattering at all. If you turn on "IMAGE EDITING OK" in your profile, someone might be kind enough to correct the distortion and re-post. The white dress behind the gentleman's left shoulder also makes it look like his suit's torn and shedding its lining. The top shot's just about the one person, the event a distant backdrop, which might be fair enough depending on your intended use. The second introduces the possibility of additional interest by moving the main subject off-centre, and having some other people close enough to inspect, but unfortunately one of them is cramped in right beside her, and everything on the right side of the photo is dead space. Could improve this with cropping, but it's never going to be a winner.

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Apr 14, 2009 15:12 |  #8

Thanks for the tip Sisyphus. Thank you as well Tony. I found the edit button and turned it on. Im really just a beginner so thanks for the criticism. Helps me improve . =)


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Apr 14, 2009 22:22 |  #9

I tried the "Lens distortion" corrections in the GIMP, but this is too extreme for them to fix properly - even repeated application doesn't look right. I think it was designed for subtle corrections, not to completely undo deliberate distortion like this. I'm out of ideas, sorry. Cheers, Tony


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Apr 15, 2009 00:48 |  #10

No problem, thanks for trying. Maybe I just like them alot for the B&W conversion i did. :shrug: =)


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