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Jun 07, 2009 00:17 |  #1

Let me know what you guys think. Keep in mind I just took up photography a month ago. I think I am doing ok for now. Any constructive criticism is welcome.

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Jun 07, 2009 01:36 |  #2

Looks good, take it easy on the saturation, and try to get sharp images. Oh, and put your dog's balls in a jar.




  
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Jun 27, 2009 22:33 |  #3

Rambusanna - Sree is cute! - but you're photographing her with her head in the middle of the frame. Same with most of your other pictures. Use the rule of thirdsas a guide in your photography and put her eyes about one third down from the top. Also, think about when it would be appropriate to do the same horizontally.

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Jun 27, 2009 22:42 |  #4

Frugal wrote in post #8186951 (external link)
Rambusanna - Sree is cute! - but you're photographing her with her head in the middle of the frame. Same with most of your other pictures. Use the rule of thirdsas a guide in your photography and put her eyes about one third down from the top. Also, think about when it would be appropriate to do the same horizontally.

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The vertical ones are cropped. Maybe I should uncrop them? Portraiture is tougher than I thought.


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Jun 28, 2009 01:26 as a reply to  @ Frugal's post |  #5

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>The vertical ones are cropped. Maybe I should uncrop them?
>Portraiture is tougher than I thought.

It's the horizontal ones I'm looking at. The vertical ones are better, but you could still reduce the headroom there too. If it was simple there'd be no need for portrait photographers :) . Your daughter is much more interesting than the brick wall but there's a lot more wall in most of them than her. Also shoot her further from the background or wall so you can blur it nicely.

Just my 2c... Why don't you post them as a separate thread so you can get more opinions.

Once I started using the rule of thirds and filling the frame, my photography improved greatly - in my eyes at least...


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Jun 28, 2009 11:08 |  #6

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>The vertical ones are cropped. Maybe I should uncrop them?
>Portraiture is tougher than I thought.

It's the horizontal ones I'm looking at. The vertical ones are better, but you could still reduce the headroom there too. If it was simple there'd be no need for portrait photographers :) . Your daughter is much more interesting than the brick wall but there's a lot more wall in most of them than her. Also shoot her further from the background or wall so you can blur it nicely.

Just my 2c... Why don't you post them as a separate thread so you can get more opinions.

Once I started using the rule of thirds and filling the frame, my photography improved greatly - in my eyes at least...

Thanks for taking the time to look and comment.


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Jun 28, 2009 13:39 |  #7

freelance photographer after only a month of shooting? :D


This isn't so much a critique as it is just something that stands out from looking through your images. Every photo you have posted seems to have a subject that is a single object [Beings in this case] and it is usually placed in the centre of the frame. What I would suggest is, as mentioned above, place the subject in other parts of the frame--and with a purpose. Think about how what your image 'says' might change depending on your placement.



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Jun 28, 2009 14:16 |  #8

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #8189752 (external link)
freelance photographer after only a month of shooting? :D


This isn't so much a critique as it is just something that stands out from looking through your images. Every photo you have posted seems to have a subject that is a single object [Beings in this case] and it is usually placed in the centre of the frame. What I would suggest is, as mentioned above, place the subject in other parts of the frame--and with a purpose. Think about how what your image 'says' might change depending on your placement.

Yeah I gave myself a title because it sounded cool! :D Yeah I do need to explore with placement. Thanks for the advice.


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Jun 30, 2009 16:57 as a reply to  @ rambusanna's post |  #9

Anything else, anyone?


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Jun 30, 2009 17:00 |  #10

front page looks good.. I dont know if you ment to do this or not but your pages switch from black to white... just a heads up


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Jun 30, 2009 17:29 |  #11

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front page looks good.. I dont know if you ment to do this or not but your pages switch from black to white... just a heads up

I use different themes for different galleries. I choose one that is appropriate for the pictures. Am I supposed to have the same theme for all my pictures? Thanks about the front page.


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Jun 30, 2009 17:44 |  #12

nope its up to you.. but as a viewer i think it is cleaner for them all to be the same


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Jul 04, 2009 01:16 as a reply to  @ canonnoob's post |  #13

I decided to make all my galleries "fine art-black." Black goes with everything and it looks universal now.


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Jul 06, 2009 11:57 as a reply to  @ rambusanna's post |  #14

Added sunset pictures and touched-up portraits.


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Jul 07, 2009 11:06 as a reply to  @ rambusanna's post |  #15

I'm also a beginner, so take anything I say with a grain of salt. The one thing I would watch is what is behind the person. Trees, plants, and etc sometimes can look like they are growing out of somebody's head. Your site looks great and your photos are crisp!!! Keep up the great work!


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