Fishin'

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  1. dmccarty10

    dmccarty10 TPF Noob!

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    Brutal, huh? Well, okay, I'm game. At least once. What do you think?

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    I would go with a tighter crop you have a lot of negative space surrounding the people.

    Also I think a really shallow DOF would have been nice to blur the farthest person to match the gentleman in the front. As of know I get this feeling that the second and third person are running togother.

    Good sharp detail in the second and third person.
     
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    How does the viewer know that the people are fishing? I would have had no I idea these people were fishing had you not titled the picture "Fishing". It would work better to just call it something like "Laughter". On the technical side I agree with what Vmann said about DOF. You could even go in photoshope and select the 1st and 3rd people and put a slight blur on them.
     
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    Ha! I orginally posted four shots together from the same day and it was obvious they were fishing, then I remembered you were only supposed to post one shot at a time here and I deleted the others. So, you're right. I should retitle. :)
     
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    i say cut out all of the white space to the left or right of the people, then it will be perfect. Great shot.
     
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    And I like the negative space...
     
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    Well Jadin, for the record, I'm with you. :) The negative space was actually what I liked about it. That and the expression on the boy's face. It's a spontaneous moment, not a controlled studio setting. But, everyone has their own opinion. :)
     
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    I like the quality. But as others said, there is too much negative space, and also i think you needed to capture more of their bodies.
     
  9. Chase

    Chase I am now benign! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'm going with liking the negative space as well. I think if it were cropped, it would look too standard and the negative space on this one gives it a unique feel to me. Something about this photo really appeals to me and the composition is what I think sets it apart.
     
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    I love the negative space! Awesome composition.
     

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