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Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by StreetShark, Apr 29, 2007.

  1. StreetShark

    StreetShark TPF Noob!

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    This is from the first set of picture I have taken with my new canon rebel K2. It's not bad. It was shot wit ISO 200 kodak gold film. I forget what settings I used but It was on Av mode.
     
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    Just out of Curiousty, what is the thing in focus? lol

    It looks like an octopus head lol
     
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    Its a metal sea horse head or something Its a thing at a playground.
     
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    The confusion as to what exactly the subject is makes for a rather odd shot.
     
  5. What is your question? This is the Critique forum, not a gallery. Do you want to know if we like it? Do you want to know how to improve it?
     
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    I really just wanted to know what you guys though as far as Comp. and DOF and stuff.
     
  7. Ah. Well, I like the coloration of the image. I do not like the composition - I wish the one hed were not directly in front of the other head, but rather spread out across the image. DOF is something to be thought about. What is the goal? If you're trying to isolate the subject from the background, pick a DOF that achieves that but doesn't completely blur the background. Shallow DOF (blurry backgrounds and/or foregrounds) are a bit of a photographic parlor trick: with a fancy lens you can do it, and amateurs Ooh and Aah, but you really need to use it as a tool, not an effect.
     

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