portrait of a prize winning cat.

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  1. Pleasetakeitkind

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    Shot on a Rolleiflex automat.
    I absolutely love this camera..
     
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    hard to go wrong with animals but a tighter crop to get ride of the bottom of the bench would help I think.
     
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    Actually I think the bottom part of the bench definetly adds characterism to it. The color goes with the patch of brown on the cat and brings out the eye.
     
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    [​IMG]Well in my opinion which is worth less than nothing. It would be a more classic portrait and less an inspired snapshot with the crop but then again the opinion comes from the village idiot..
     
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    I find it interesting how i can choose the best time of day, position my subject exactly where i want, make sure the lighting is exactly the way i want it and shoot it on film, and yet my photo's still get regarded as "snapshots" or "accidents". I wonder what it is that i am doing wrong?
     
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    And you called mine boring and cliche... lol
     
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    Well let me just toss this in as further justification of my crop and statement. I'm very old school and to me 'portrait' has a specific meaning. It isn't about the lighting thought that helps. It isn't about the cool background, though I'm sure that helps these days, it's about the subject. That was what I was trying to express.

    If you took offense, I am sorry. I have not been here for months so if someone else called your work snapshot afraid I can't help you with that.

    I'm not sure that I called anyone's work boring I generally try to be more constructive that that. I don't like critique that is generalized with labels. I don't believe in critique without some positive suggestion.
     
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    I actually think it's a pretty decent shot. The cat is very sharp, and the lighting is nice. I like that you can see the bottom of the stand, but I do think a slightly tighter crop would help, maybe to get rid of some of the dead space on top.
     

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