Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by Ballistics, Feb 25, 2012.
Let's hear it.
Mike2 by The Photo Major, on Flickr
Mikepose by The Photo Major, on Flickr
NICE. Wish you hadn't cropped at the shin, but I could crop a bit more up and be happy, so it definitely works!
Can you show me what you mean?
Bump for the night
My thoughts are that the shot is well taken, though I agree with mleek about the crop. It looks like he's trying too hard to flex his muscles. I think looking at the camera would be more powerful.
This is a good image.
I find the use of light impressive.
I say , well done.
No doubt it's far better than I could have done it.
Can you guys elaborate on the crop?
Added second image.
Now you know that's not true!
Thank you though.
So... about that crop...
Light and picture are lovely but I think he is too high in the frame.
I don't buy into the thirds thing all the time but having his face at the very top and including his shins doesn't seem to ahve any artistic reason and really hirts the picture, imo.
You can add a bit at the top and recrop to get something that seems to cast a bit more emphasis on his face.
I wanted the chair to be a contributor to the image, had I cropped it more to the rule of thirds I would lose the chair. I will crop it more on the thighs and show the results.
The chair adds zero. The_Traveler's demonstration of the mid-thigh crop makes the image better. I would however crop a bit more off of the lower left corner,so that his hand is the main object in the lower left corner area, and also to give him a bit more "room" on the right hand side, to "look into". The use of the window light is pretty darned good!!! SHows texture and contours very well on the pecs and abs, as well as the low body fat he's got; look at those veins a-poppin! His face is also lighted really well. Excellent job on using the light to work WITH the pose.
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