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Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Shane, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. Shane

    Shane TPF Noob!

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    This is from my first ever roll of film. Shot at, I believe, 1/250 f8 iso400. Anything i could do different? I lack flashes and slaves:(
     
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    Well all your technicals are right on for this... my only suggestion would have been for you to frame him against the solid background wall.. or select an apt. number smaller then f/8 to throw out background.. also maybe a lower point of view shooting up more, rather then being eye level... Lotta things you can play with here as far as composition, cause as said, you got the settings looking good!
     
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    thanks alot. feels great to get feedback like that on my first photos ever.:)
     
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    Actually this is one of the few times I think shooting a single figure full length should be horizontal. the reason it sht pipe he is skating on is the strongest line in the shot. If you had shot him horizontal and been more stood closer to the rail you could have had a very nice depth shot and the lack of a real backgound could have worked better for you. I am assuming you didnt mind if i showed you the crop I was thinking about. if you have a problem let me know and Ill remove it.
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    But shoot it this was so you can use all the film area so that if you need to enlarge it you can.
     
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    a simpler background would help a lot.

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    i shot one horizontal also

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    Now I had to crop it vertical because the image is not about the truck or the parking lot booth or whatever that. I try to crop to the important element first, then to whatever I have to do to make it compositionally appealing.
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    It's about balance always balance.
     
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    There is one other thing that bothers me with the composition of the first post. The skater is visibly moving right to left, but he is up against the left side of the frame. It would be nice to have more of the rail on the left side of the frame, so we can see where he's going. It's usually nice to balance a moving with a little bit of empty space to continue to eye movement.
     

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