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  1. JoshTrottier

    JoshTrottier TPF Noob!

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    Was hanging out at my church with my girlfriend and I noticed from where I was sitting it would be a good shot (in my mind) where she was sitting so here's the end result:)
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    subscuck No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Nice setting and a very pretty girl.

    To my eye, 2 and 4 are compositionaly the best because she's not looking directly at the camera and she looks more natural. #2 I would crop out the empty space on the right and straighten it. #4, the vignetting doesn't do much for me, but I like the wistfull expression on her face, and I would get rid of the empty space below her feet. I can tell there's strong backlighting, actually slightly from the left, so some fill flash would have been in order to better expose her. They're a little soft as well, but all in all, not bad.
     
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    JoshTrottier TPF Noob!

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    I don't really like cropping since It makes the picture itself smaller :/
     
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    I think only a few of these deserve to be centre-cropped. Shoulda tried somethin' different, or crop is differently now. : )
     
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    Well, trial & error, time to improve(;
     
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    It doesn't really appear any of them are in focus.
     
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    Scatterbrained Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Not really relevant unless you're trying to make a poster or billboard.
    I cropped a shot down over 50% and still was able to print it out at poster size.
     
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    very pretty pictures :) But her face is underexposed for most of them :)
     
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    C&C per req. Since these all share common issues, I'll critique as a group rather than individually.

    Centered composition is less than ideal for imeages like these, especially because the background is so cluttered and distracting. Consider using long glass, a larger aperture and moving back from the subject. When positioning the subject, avoid placement which will result things like trees and telephone poles growing out of the subject's head. As mentioned, you seem to have missed the focus; her leg is sharp, but her face is soft, and under-exposed. An off-camera flash and diffuser or reflector would have added the necessary light to make these really nice images. Additionally, I would lose the vignette, it's competing with the existing exposure issues and not really addding anything. Lastly, don't forget to level your images in post.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your mileage may vary.

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    Thanks for the advice(;
    @tirediron I don't have an off camera flash or and diffusers or anything, I was sitting on a tree stump a few feet away from her and I saw a really good picture, I was mostly focused on her though and not the backround, so I grabbed my camera and was trying it out.
    I realize that it focused more on her legs, :/ I didn't realize on my camera screen, it tends to make pictures look better on that haha
    Well time to try and fix my mistakes :D
     

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