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  1. Jeepinmomma

    Jeepinmomma TPF Noob!

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    My photo project: Photograph a person or object using leading lines to guide the viewer's eye to the subject.

    Wondering if this photo is good for this assignment, or should i crop some of the flags so its not so busy? Suggestions? Thanks! [​IMG]
     
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    I guess it fits the assignment but I wouldn't crop.
     
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    I think it could use a bit more contrast to pop the colours of the flags more, it seems a little flat gray to me right now. And I agree on not cropping. But other wise, nice shot!
     
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    I think the goal of your project is to get the viewer to look someplace specific. In this pic the lines lead to several flags. Check the pics in this thread.
     
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    Agree with the above. This image has leading lines int he form of the poles, but there is no single subject. IMO, while a nice image, it does NOT fulfill the goal of the assignment. Think along the lines of a roadway leading to a building, or a set of railway tracks (Understanding that those are tired cliches, just examples).
     
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    For the assignment i might have chose some train tracks leading to a person, or a train car. Or maybe a sidewalk leading to a tree... not really sure, not a bad image but doesnt really seem like it goes with the assignment
     
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    I'd agree with this as well. Perhaps a tighter shot of just the two central flagpoles, leading up to the flags at the top? Leads to a more distinct subject vs. having your eye bounce around amongst the various flags.
     
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    I would have shot UP one pole to one flag ... leaving your F-stop low, with flag in focus.

    But that's just my opinion lol.
     
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    Yeah, photo doesn't work because there are too many 'subjects'. Additionally, leading lines usually begin in the foreground of a photo and lead the viewer into the middleground / background. For example:

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    Went to a local park and tried this project again this is what i got:
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    Much better in terms of the use of leading lines. I would be inclined to crop off some of the top, in fact, almost everything from just above the child's head and up. My only niggle is that the child really blends into the image. I'm almost wondering if this wouldn't work better in colour, or (and I'm sure I'll be pilloried for suggesting it) a selective colouration of the child only.
     
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    Your second effort is better, however now you should try to place your lines off-center to add visual interest, and there needs to be some contrast/separation of the subject from the background.

    Keep trying. :thumbup:
     

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