Help me choose for a photo contest!

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by ~justsarah~, Jan 22, 2010.

  1. ~justsarah~

    ~justsarah~ TPF Noob!

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    I have 5 favs... I can't enter this many and need to choose...

    Constructive criticism appreciated - really! Feel free to let me know why/why not you love/hate the following:

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  2. CoRNDoG R6

    CoRNDoG R6 TPF Noob!

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    I really like pic #5!
     
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    ~justsarah~ TPF Noob!

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    Thanks! Feel free to let me know why it works or why others don't... I'm always up for other's opinions. :)
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    #1 looks like a quick cut-n-paste and #3 is out of focus or motion blurred, so ditch those. Really like the expression on #5, but the person (?) in the background distracts, another to bin. That leaves #2 & 4. I'd give it to #2 because the background is more pleasing to me. However, in nearly all of them you can tell you used the built-in flash because the catch lights are pretty much dead center of the pupil. I'd try to clone them out of the center and move to a more pleasing spot.

    Nice looking kids.
     
  5. eric-holmes

    eric-holmes No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    1. I vote no, Overexposed and soft in the face. IMO
    2. I vote no, very harsh flash on the face and the background seems too dark.
    3. I like but seems soft also.
    4. I like this one.
    5. I think this one is your winner.
     
  6. ~justsarah~

    ~justsarah~ TPF Noob!

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    Thanks SO much... love the feedback.

    kundalini... tell me mroe about "cut-n-paste"... what do you mean?

    And I kind of liked the break-the-rules look about #3... being that it is out of focus. Or is that just me? Is it really just a bad shot?

    Thanks again!!
     
  7. ~justsarah~

    ~justsarah~ TPF Noob!

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    bump :)
     
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    AnotherNewGuy TPF Noob!

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    ditto, ditto, and ditto.
     
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    AnotherNewGuy TPF Noob!

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    Also, I love the composition of all of them. You have a great eye.
     
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    Honestly, you won't win with any of them =(

    #1- the background is distracting, especially since the kids aren't dressed to match...you'd need to go urban grunge for this to work, but they look sweet and Valentines - ish. The red bow is overpowering and you've blown the red channel. The girl is OOF. The boy looks too yellow. The whole image is tilted and not in a good way.

    #2-WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY too flashy...she's washed out and you have pin-prick catchlights...I'd say NEVER use your onboard flash.

    #3- This one is not "soft"...it's OOF =( cute expression and maybe an ok snapshot for a scrapbook...but not contest worthy

    #4- would be super cute if you hadn't used your flash...I wonder if with a little cloning you could fix it up enough for the contest?

    #5 - would also be super cute if you hadn't used your flash and if there wasn't a leg coming out of his head. He looks a bit yellow and the whole image is tilted...which might not be so bad except that the lines of the background lead the eye straight to the leg coming out of his head. =(
     
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    2 after editing to get some of the colour back and take the harshness away or 5 :)
     
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    I like them all actually. Very cute kids. If I had to choose one id pic 5.
     

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