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  1. Hair Bear

    Hair Bear TPF Noob!

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    What do you think of the photo, natural light from the window

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    Here she is getting ****ed at me asking her to keep her eyes open

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    45 hits and no comments or feedback?
     
  4. Big Mike

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    The background is nicely blurred...but still distracting as a straight up portrait. As an 'environmental portrait'...it works well.

    I think the thing that is hurting the images...is that she is right in the middle and she is looking straight at us. It just doesn't make for an interesting shot...they just feel like a snapshot.

    The lighting is nice and you did a good job to recognize that...but to spark people's interest...there needs to be something else.
     
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    I like the lighting particularly in the first one . i'd like to see it cropped to vertical though, removing the "white" rectangle on the. It keeps drawing my eye to the side of the pic. Or maybe i'm cross eyed.
     
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    Nice!!! Love the light and her emotions. Good camera work!

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    Posted only because I like the shots. As opposed to your need for an immediate response.
     
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    Didn't think I need immediate response, just some response! LOL

    As she is the subject why would she not be in the centre of the shot?

    Because she is looking at you I feel it engages (sp) the viewer.

    Iv'e seen this need to have off centre subjects and I'm not quite sure why, could you give a bit more information please?

    Thanks for the feed back to date
     
  8. Hair Bear

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    here is vertical crop

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    and one of the other phtos I didn't like as much but seems to fit with off centre interest thing?

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    As a side note, one of the reasons I like the shot so much is she is a devil for closed eyes shots, currently running at 96%!!!!

    So these are fairly unusal. Even though we know each other it was quite a bit of work to get her to relax and let me take the shot.

    I wonder just how hard this would be if it was a stranger?
     
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    I do prefer the vertical crop. She has great eyes by the way.
     
  10. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The simple answer is 'use the rule of thirds' which says that your subject or strong point of interest should fall onto one of the intersections of lines that would be drawn if you split the image into thirds in both directions.

    In my opinion, following rules is not what photography (or art in general) is about...so don't think that the 'Rule' of thirds is something that has to be followed to the letter...however...this is not just something that someone made up last year. It has been handed down for hundreds of years, if not more. It comes from the 'The golden mean' (I think). It has to do with how our eyes & brains look at an image and how our 'eye' travels through an image.

    I'm no art major...but I try to study this type of stuff when I can. I'm not saying that it's the best way to do things...but just offering some insight.
     
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    Yes the more I look at it the more I like the vertical crop!

    And yes she does have great eyes, could stop me in my tracks at 16 and 22 years on still can.
     

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