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Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by nathanlegiehn, May 22, 2010.

  1. nathanlegiehn

    nathanlegiehn TPF Noob!

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    Tell me what you think. I have been shooting with my 35mm 1.4 on my 5D and have found it to be an awesome combo. Please give me any critique or comments.

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    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

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    Interesting perspective and good composition.

    The DOF works well and the focus is sharp.

    There is to much head space. I'd recommend croppin about 1/5th the total heigth off the top.

    The facial mask is underexposed, lacks shadow modeling for definition and interest, the rim light is very harsh, and coupled with the blownout sky upper left draws the viewers eye away from your main subject.

    It seems you just accepted what light you had, rather than taking the time, and making the effort to produce a well lighted environmental portrait.

    As always light advances and dark recedes, and the human eye won't stay long in a photo when the brightest parts are in the background relative to the main subject.

    In this case you lose viewers out the top of the photo but cropping the head space will mitigate that somewhat.

    Adding more light to the subject to balance the bright background would have made a much stronger photo, IMO.
     
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    I like it, good use of lighting and I like the non traditional "this crop has to be here because some old fart wrote it in a book."

    More?
     
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    I like it but i think you missed the focus on the eyes and caught the eyebrows. Nice colors too.
     
  5. nathanlegiehn

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    thanks for the comments. here is another. feel free to let me know what you think.

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    the flare / reflection *what ever it is* on the cheek is really distracting to me, but i like the picture other wise, her smile makes me want to smile.. its infectious great photo
     
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    great photo. great backlightning using the sun...i like it
     
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    Both shot are borderline bullseyes, and both have uber-distracting hot spots at the top of the photo with completely take the attention away from the faces. Both problems could be fixed by cropping much of the tops off. With the first photo, you could crop a lot out from the top and still keep the same aspect ration without cutting into the body. With the second one, not so much.
     
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    I lioke both. Technically there are a few things wrong but for me they are what makes the images work! Rules are there to be broken :)
     
  10. nathanlegiehn

    nathanlegiehn TPF Noob!

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    heres a few more:

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    The last one you posted is my favorite. Nice!

    The others are good as well, but I'll echo what the others have said.
     
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    Excellent images again Nathan - you have a nice style.
     

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