These are cute!! The only thing that stands out to me is the white balance. It seems pretty cool in both photos and is making their skin look off, as well as the colours in their outfits. Having said that, the second picture is a great capture. I love her pose and the expression you caught. :)
Thanks everyone! The first was a clear favourite for me, as well.
And wow! Thank you, Derrel. I really appreciate the well thought out and informative critique. I'll have to try to remember all that when I am shooting next. :) Flowers are among my favourite subjects. With regard to the first...
Thanks! And yeah it is an awesome gift. :) Its a USB converting turntable so now I can get a lot of my favourites that are on vinyl into mp3 and have them with me everywhere! I'll still prefer them on vinyl, but I can't use a record player in my car :P
Oh! It was there, just on the last page. :) Flickr: _rebecca_'s Photostream there it is again!
I picked this from your gallery. I like the blue of the sky and the white of the buildings, and I love the sense of scale one gets from seeing the buildings and the cars at the foot of them.
For some reason I can't get the pic to post here. The link is cityhallfront on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I am a fan of buildings, particularly older ones. I love the light in this photo, the symmetry, and the ice dripping off the steps. :)
My flickr is here!
Flickr: Flowers on Black
Just black for a background is a pretty standard method of isolating a subject in a photo. And it's particularly popular in flower shots. Just sayin'.
The first shot doesn't work for me for all reasons mentioned above. I'm also not sure about the bit of orange on the...
Thanks for the detailed critique. :)
I agree about the saturation in #1. I think I will revisit this one and edit another colour version that doesn't overdo it. The saturation was done in post. I do tend to go overboard. :)
Re: the background. That background is my bedsheets hauled off the...
lol seems colour is winning! This is one where I just really was not sure. I like the colours, the pink and brown compliment each other nicely. But I also like how the black and white brings more attention to the details in the flowers themselves. Their curves and shapes.
Once again, I bought myself flowers for the purpose of photographing them ;) It's turning into an expensive habit.
I'd like some C&C on these, and specifically would like to know whether black and white is preferred over colour, and which black and white edit works best. Thanks!
1) Confidence. I lack it! I am never 100% sure that I even know what I'm doing, and often my lack of confidence leads me to take the easy, less creative route during a shoot for fear that deviating at all will lead to no results.
2) Technical knowledge. I am self taught, as it seems most...