Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by cigrainger, Mar 27, 2007.
I took this shot of my nephew yesterday. I'd love advice on how to improve my portrait composition.
in reguards to comosition... i would have cropped more off the left side and left more space on the right. not by much though. the composition is horrible. im pretty new to this though so...
Wow, I don't think I would come on here and tell people stuff is horrible. Thanks, I guess. It's not meant to be a glamour shot, I shot somewhat into the sun on purpose for a slightly washed out look with the light coming around him. This isn't a posed shot. Neither is this one:
I don't like boring attempts at posed shots of kids, they convey nothing and always look unnatural.
I quite like your compositions. The soft colours in the first are also very nice and suit the photograph wonderfully.
Thank you. You know, it's not that I don't want criticism. I do. It's just that I don't find "horrible" to be a constructive critique, you know?
Anyway, thanks again.
When i read their critique I thought that was a typo....:???:
I don't think it's horrible at all...I really like your composition on these. You captured some very "curious" moments
Yeah i agree there is nothing horrible about it, you conveyed the effect that you wanted great.. i like the second one more because he's looking at the camera. I also agree that horrible is not constructive critisism its lack of knowledge toward their part
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments. I forgot to list the equipment:
My dad's super cheap Promaster 2500PK SLR that fits Pentax K-mount lenses. Unfortunately all I had to use was his stock kit lens that came with it -- Promaster 28-70mm f/3.4-4.8.
My Pentax K100D comes tomorrow. It'll be nice to grab some K-Mount lenses for cheap that will fit both though -- I don't mind the manual focusing.
I know how very tough it can be to photograph little guys. It can be a very hard to get decent shots when they are in constant motion. With toddlers, you have to take your shots as you can, even if the background is less than ideal.
This photo seems very soft to me. Also, the van and telephone wires distract from your nephew and his expression.
ps- He is very cute!!
Not bad, powerlines always detract from a picture though. Besides that, not a bad picture. I like the shot with the sun in it.
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