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  1. gigiphotography

    gigiphotography TPF Noob!

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    its boring, needs something else
     
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    D-B-J Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    cute kid, but the focus seems to be a little soft, and the picture is just.. ok. Not a huge fan of the composition. And the random flag in the background is distracting.
     
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    cnutco No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Focus!!!

    Do you have a tripod?
     
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    Fun shot. The focus does look a bit off. If the camera is in Auto-Area AF (where the camera chooses to place the focus points) this can sometimes cause the focus to be missed.

    With people, I find using single point (where YOU choose where to place the focus point) to be much better. Particularly at an aperture of f/4.0 where your DOF is somewhat limited.

    I recommend using single-point AF and put the focus point on the closest eye of the subject. If they are equal distance - then choose one. When I'm shooting people I almost always do it that way and obtain accurate focus 100% of the time. That does not include the times the camera or lens mis-focused or I was shooting sloppy (which happens time to time when chasing kids at the park) in which case I missed the eye and maybe got lucky or my DOF was enough to cover it, LOL.
     
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    Have to agree with them all ^^^ Even though the kids adorable! I am just not feeling this pic.

    Focus is to soft... the entire picture has that *hazy* look to it...
    Is his hand "shifting"?... i dont like that you cant see what hes doing. it is just a chopped limb.
    The composition is ..eh.
    The random item stung across the background (flag?)..very distracting.

    You had a good idea for a shot though.. rusty tractors, cute kids...:thumbup:

    Maybe try to change it around a little, play with the settings, play with the*pose*, for god sake pick up the *flag* thing in the background LOL

    Dont give up :) just Reshoot ^__^
     
  7. gigiphotography

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    I don't guess I see the flag in the background.
     
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    Seems to be the "flag" some people are referring to is a sheet of roofing tin or something similar.
     
  9. gigiphotography

    gigiphotography TPF Noob!

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    Yeah has to be. No moving anything in the pic but the kid. This place is an historical site. The kids parents loved the picture bc it captured him and his attitude.
     
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    The "flag" is in the grass on the ground. Look at the back of the seat then to the right.
     
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    Its soft, his arm is missing, the composition is boring, the lighting is dull, but overall, this is representative of your style.
     
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    It just looks like a snapshot, sorry. There is potential though, as the site looks photogenic. I love old, rusty farm equipment. Do a reshoot and focus on FOCUS.
     

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