Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Rosie., Aug 19, 2008.
Just wanting some feedback on these photos. They're underexposed, but what else could be improved?
1. You've used selective focus here, but not quite enough DoF; given how close the two lambs are, and the lack any other interesting subject, I think it might be better if they were both in focus. With animals (and people) it's generally better to shoot from there level. In this case, that means getting down on your belly and shooting toward them. My inclanation would have been to zero in on the face of one lamb in a 3/4 profile.
2. Good attempt at using compositional elements to lead the eye, but I think you may have overdone it just a little. The fence on the RH side of the image takes the eye right to the back fence, essentially right to the middle of the image, unfortunately, it conflicts with the bit of the path we see image left. They both take us to the same place, but getting there is a bit confusing. The other issue is, when we get there, there's nothing to see. This would be ideal if for instance there was an animal walking along the path toward the camera.
Overall, some good work, with a few minor technical and artisic issues, which are easily resolved with further practice and critque.
Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.
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