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Oct 25, 2009 15:42 |  #1

I'm not sure what it is but something about this photo just grabbed me. It was taken at a family outing to the Maker Faire in San Mateo this spring. I took it as more of a snapshot than a "photograph" but, to me (an amateur,) it just came out great.

I'm not sure why but I keep bringing it back up to see if I can figure out why or to see if I can do something to improve on the image, but I haven't been able to answer either question.

Maybe y'all can help.

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BTW, this was taken with my Rebel XT using the kit lense.

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Oct 25, 2009 15:48 |  #2

Try different croppings. The main subject is smack in the middle, and most of the other clutter does not really contribute to bring the eye back to the middle.

Only two elements seem to contribute to the front girl. The other girl who seems to have lost her balance, and the guy in the grey polo shirt who seems to look towards the middle.




  
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Oct 25, 2009 16:00 |  #3

richardj7 wrote in post #8892069 (external link)
Try different croppings. The main subject is smack in the middle, and most of the other clutter does not really contribute to bring the eye back to the middle.

Only two elements seem to contribute to the front girl. The other girl who seems to have lost her balance, and the guy in the grey polo shirt who seems to look towards the middle.

Something like this?

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One of the things I like about the photo is the "organized chaos" which does a nice job of representing what the Faire is all about.

My problem with the various crops I've tried is that I always seem to bisect some element (like the girl in the lower right of the above) that detracts from the image, IMO.

Sorry 'bout the chatter. I'm trying to figure out what I do and don't know. I'm still in the "what looks good to me" phase and don't get most of the technical elements of composition. :)

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