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Stacy Wasmuth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/3/2005
 

Me too! I'd love some feedback please!!


 
 
I was hoping for some tips to improve my photography too. Of course I'd be willing to give my advice in return, however amateur it may be! Thanks in advance! Stacy W.


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4/26/2005 1:09:52 PM

 
Shawn Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2005
  Well I'm just starting so my opinion can't be worth much, but that picture is about as cute as you can get I'd say.

No matter what anyone might be able to say from a technical standpoint (which is always good to look at of course), that picture is wonderful from a creative standpoint I'd say.


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4/26/2005 1:23:02 PM

 
Stacy Wasmuth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/3/2005
  Thanks - I think that any opinion is worth considering! I'm hoping for feedback on any of my gallery pictures - I guess I didn't mean to put just one picture up. :)
I like the second picture in your gallery best (Katie 2, I think) - the close up. My advice for you would be to get closer, use the rule of thirds, and watch out for backgrounds (ie - trees coming out of heads). Those ideas have helped me a lot, though I haven't studied photography for too long. Maybe try a new angle on the ones where someone is holding her up - like shooting from the perspective of someone lying on the ground with just the blue sky (or lots of overhead foliage)in the background. Try shooting later in the afternoon, and the colors should appear more vibrant. Whoever Katie is - she's pretty cute!


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4/26/2005 3:04:37 PM

 
Shawn Wilson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/25/2005
  Thanks for the suggestions... Those pictures came from a cook out we had a couple weeks ago and I just grabbed the camera and shot them doing whatever they were doing. I was happy some of them actually came out pretty good.

And Katie 2 is actually just a photoshop crop of Katie 1. When I looked at that picture (#1) my eye was drawn to where their faces touched and the extra stuff in the composition was distracting so I cropped it down.

Thanks for looking, and good shooting!


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4/26/2005 3:35:11 PM

 
Michael H. Cothran   OK, I'm going to bend genders a little here, so please forgive me up front.
It is definitely a "cute" picture - what picture of little kids playing isn't cute? I assume it was a candid moment, and you caught a magical expression on the child's face. An expression ANY mother would love, and other women would simply croon over. And who knows, maybe that's all that's important.
But, as a member of the male gender, I DO have a gene that requires me to look at the technical aspects. And my only complaint is the obvious - that big ol' pole takes up half the image, and vies for too much attention.
But, nothing you can do about it now. And, at the time, I'm sure you were caught up in play with the child while you were shooting.
And...in spite of any technical flaws, it will remain a treasure to many forever.
Michael H. Cothran
www.mhcphoto.net


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4/27/2005 10:43:42 AM

 

BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
  Actually, I'm in agreement with Michael, except for one important thing. It can be cropped. So, crop out most of the pole and see how that looks. It may be a really great photo with a liitle cropping.


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4/27/2005 12:14:49 PM

 
Stacy Wasmuth
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/3/2005
  Thanks Michael for your comments - I love the expression too, and other mothers have crooned over it. But the enormity of the pole HAS bothered me - so I'm glad you said it. Your pictures are simply amazing, so I really appreciate your feedback!
Thanks so much Jerry for the cropping idea - do you have any suggestions as to how much to crop and how much of the big ol' pole to leave in? Thanks again! Stacy


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4/27/2005 1:03:07 PM

 
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