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Discussion in 'People Photography' started by hXcPhotography1, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. hXcPhotography1

    hXcPhotography1 TPF Noob!

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  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Oh :oops:

    These photos have sooo many issues ... where do I begin?
     
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    hXcPhotography1 TPF Noob!

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    Wow quite constructive you are.
    What was the point of your post again?
    I do believe I did quite well considering it was quite cloudy and dark.
     
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    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well. OK, I don't mean to hurt anyone's feelings here on the forums, but the only passable one I can see here is 3. All the others are total failures to my mind. Sorry to be so frank, I don't really want to hurt you. But 1 and 2 are frightfully overexposed, and 4 and 5 are out of focus. 4 more than 5. The whites of the clothes are completely blown in 4 and 5, too.

    While 3 is the best of all, exposure and focus-wise, it still isn't really sharp, and composed with the persons a bit to the bottom, while there is room aplenty over their heads. A tiny tilt of the camera down would have made composition more balanced.

    I don't think I have to say more about the first two, they just do not pass. The sky is totally blown, exposure was downright wrong. The second is a nice idea, though, and I like the interaction captured between daughter and father.
     
  5. K_Pugh

    K_Pugh No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Well i've got to agree with LaFoto.

    #1 & #2 are blown out. The light does look harsh and that's part of the problem.. a big reflector or the use of fill flash would have brought the background back nearer a decent exposure. Either that you could try shooting earlier or later in the day.

    #3 is not too bad, it's a little soft. possibly a tighter crop could have worked a little better?

    #4 is really soft, otherwise it would have been nice.

    #5 is a little soft but and the highlights are a little blown out - like the positioning of everyone and composition though.


    A little rule of thumb is to shoot with a shutter speed 1/focal length.. i.e. if you're shooting at 80mm try keeping your shutter speed at or faster than 1/80th to minimise camera shake when hand-holding - not sure if that was perhaps the problem with the softness or not.. just trying to help.
     
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    completely agree with LaFoto.
     

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