Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by swmocity, Aug 29, 2008.
I'm going to give this a shot, even though I'm new (so forgive me if I'm wrong on stuff!).
#1. I like it. My favorite of the ones with the greenery background.
#2. Looks a tad washed out to me. I'm sure the old pros will know how to fix it... again, I'm new! Other than that, I like it.
#3. I'm distracted by the houses in the background. I'd crop in more. Or at least be more down on her level to shoot, and use DoF to keep out the distractions.
#4. I definitely like the idea of it, but it made me laugh 'cause the flower looks like a mustache and it reminded me of manaheim.
#5. I don't really have an opinion. Nice. I can tell it was a sunny day!
#6. I like this one! Great focus and DoF. I would have liked to see the rule of thirds on this one instead of centering her, but I like it anyway!
Ok, I feel really dumb for critiquing someone else since I'm still so new, but I know how much I appreciate everyone's input when I post, so that's my 2 cents. Now the old-timers can come in and tell me what I said wrong.
Overall, I'd suggest cropping closer. Too many of the shots have too much background and not enough subject.
Agree with both Jenn and Mike, and add that you should try and avoid centering your subjects; follow the "rule" of thirds for this sort of work.
i really dont understand the rule of the third...just dosent click to me...i have read about it a couple of time
Missed the fact that Jenn had already mentioned this when I made my post. The "rule" of thirds is simply a guidline that indicates in certain types of photography, the main subject should be offset from the centre both horizontally and vertically. It doesn't have to be 1/3, although this is considered optimum by many. Essentially it's seen as giving a more pleasing composition to the image by having more than just the subject visible. It also gives the impression that you've put more thought into the composition and not just centered the subject in the viewfinder and clicked.
i was lookin at the gif below...rule of thirds
That's an excellent example; you can clearly see how the image would be less visually pleasing if the tree were in the exact centre of the image.
Here's one I took using the rule of thirds... It's much more interesting than if I had centered them... although now that I'm looking at it really big on my screen, it looks pretty soft... ouch.
That's ok, tirediron, I'm still a noob, I don't expect anyone to pay attention to me.
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