Skate Break

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  1. eye-capture

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    Hey guys! I like this photo, but I feel like something is missing. I'd love if someone can help me fill in this empty feeling.
     
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    You have all the elements. I think the angle of the shot is too dramatic. Maybe more upfront.
     
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    It would have been a lot more interesting if a real, recognisable scene were being shown in the reflections of his sunglasses!
    Angle is good, I am a bit distracted by the foot on the left, though ... and yes, I think we are all missing some reflections of the context this person is in in his glasses. The opportunity was there and you did not take advantage ... that might cause your feelings of imperfection here.
     
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    I also have a photo of relfelection in his glasses, but it's really up close!
     
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    i'm with lafoto, if you didn't mention he was taking a skate break, i'd just think it's some guy sitting around with no shirt on. the reflection in the glasses is interesting, but then there is nothing interesting to see in the reflection, so it's a let down also.

    if you could have captured somebody doing some sort of skateboarding action in the reflection, you'd have the winner photo you were probably envisioning yourself.

    the angle is a little steep, but it's ok if there is something else to make up for it, right now i don't see that element, but keep trying, it's hard to keep everything straight in your head when you get excited at an opportunity.

    if you took an ultra close up of the guys glasses and got a reflection of something, it's not bad, but try to remember that if nobody else knows it's a reflection, then you might as well have shot it straight up without using a reflective surface. the "irony" is lost if nobody else knows
     
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    Very good, I would clone out the foot on the grass to the left and clone the white legs in the sun glasses, then I would personally do it in black and white but thats just my opinion.....
     
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    Here is the other one I was talking about. Unfortunately you can see me take the photo which I find a bit distracting. How would you guys tackle this shot?
     
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    I like this one better. It SPEAKS of the skate break. The other does not. You had to explain. And I don't mind your little self-portrait here too much, you are in the shadow, the skaters are in the light.
     
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    You could always shoot from an angle where you aren't in the shot but the skaters are, much like how you aren't in the reflection of a mirror everytime you look at it (unless you have a huge ego:lovey: )
     

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