new photos for old friends - C&C

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by sburatorul, Nov 18, 2009.

  1. sburatorul

    sburatorul TPF Noob!

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    it has been such a long time since i posted anything on tpf. Been really busy with college and work and now i finally found some free time. What better way to come back than to show you the little work i have been able to do and please feel free to hack them to pieces with critique. here goes:

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  2. JSD

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    #1 is very nice, perhaps a little reflected, or fill light on her face? It has feeling, intamacy and no distracting clutter. Perhaps move her face down a little so its not scrunched up in the top?
    #2 is very sexy, invites a close look. I might crop out the empty space above the candles but not sure about that, might conflict with the four points of light on the right..
    #3 is an ok snap shot of a wooden building, too dark, lacks any real feeling.
    #4 is lovely, plenty of interest, mood and feeling. Could the foreground be lightened up?
     
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    I know nothing, but my favorite shot is number 4.
     
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    1. Nice shot. Like the darker color of the brick wall contrasting with the lighter colors of the subject (clothing, skin tone)

    2. I almost couldn't tell what was in the foreground. Maybe if it was a little less dark. And make the candles a little darker? I don't know anything about composition, so take this with a grain of salt.

    3. Looks almost like a snapshot. It doesn't stand out to me.

    4. This is my favorite photo of the bunch. The clouds and color of the sky just create a unique feeling/atmosphere. It would be nice if maybe the buildings were a little lighter. Not sure if that can be achieved.
     
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    I like #2, but like what's been said....I'd crop it.
     
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    i like #4
     
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    Here's #4 with a little bit of work.

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    #1 Good, not great, pic of an attractive girl. Something very personal about it. She is posing for you no one else.
    #2 Very artistic. Obviously a nude but can't tell exactly what I am looking at. Excellent, I like. Don't change a thing.
    #3. Very unusual church. The subject makes the picture. I believe other times of day would give better lighting and more interesting, or less distracting shadows.
    #4. Photos do not have to be great creations to be great. Again, the subject makes the picture. This would make a super enlargement. Is also a record shot of a scene that may not be around much longer.
     
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    Purple clouds?:confused: Blue fog? The house and the grass is better but thats about it in my eyes.
     
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    WAY , I mean WAY too sureal for my tastes
     
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    #2 is very intriguing indeed :sexywink: Goes well with #1 :lol: The skin looks a little soft, but maybe that was the intent.

    #4 is AWESOME (the original)
     
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    thank you all for sharing your opinions. its sure nice to see people appreciate your work. i took note of all your suggestions and will be trying to see what helps.

    @ Plato: thanks for the suggestion but it is not quite the feeling i was looking for or the look. thanks anyway.

    about 2. well, i cant divulge what part it is cause i would spoil the mystery and yes i was trying to get it soft but not the grain... cropping it would mean to chop away the nice bokeh in the right... and i am quite fond of it.

    about the first one, i know what you mean with the fill light, tried with the on-camera flash but i guess i didn't get the right power.

    @ rifleman: thanks for the comments and about the last one, i am lucky to live in a country where this kind of scenery is still abundant and it will be for a long time... to bad not all things are as good around here...
     

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