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Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 

Rip me apart (well the photo)


 
 
I need your guys advice.

I have a pic here that I took outside a couple of weeks ago of my 1 year old niece. My sister loves this pic and has an 8x10 hanging in her living room. Anyways, please give me some advice if you aren't too busy on what I could've/should've done. First I need to give you some info on it though. I used my 75-300mm tele at about 180mm, f/8.0 with Kodak's Portra 100NC. There's a couple of things I know are wrong with it so maybe some advice on how to prevent that. I'm here at work now so the only pic I had was this watermarked one of my other site so please ignore that. I know her hands are a tad blurry but not too bad. The overall digitial quality is low because yahoo won't allow pics more than 1MB. Other than that any advice on color/composition/etc. would be greatly appreciated. This is one of my first portrait shoots by the way. Thanks so much. -Justin.


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6/27/2005 2:01:49 PM

 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
 
 
 
Don't know how to work the pics but its the little girl in my gallery. Thanks you guys.


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6/27/2005 2:05:28 PM

 
Debby A. Tabb
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/4/2004
 
 
 
WELL JUSTIN,
THERE IS'NT ANYTHING ABOUT THIS LITTLE ONE'S PORTRAIT TO "RIP APART" IT'S A PERFECTLY CUTE POSE AND SWEET SUBJECT.
THE ONLY THING THAT WOULD MAKE THIS PORTRAIT MORE CORRECT IS IF YOU HAD
1) BEEN AT EYE LEVEL WITH HER.
2) HAD WHOEVER WAS TALKING OR TRYING TO GET THAT SMILE RIGHT BEHIDE YOUR SHOULDER .
THESE TO THINGS WOULD HAVE GIVEN YOU A MORE PLEASEING EFFECT-BEING THAT THE CHILD WOULD NOT BE LOOKING UP AND AWAY.
BUT INSTEAD YOU WOULD HAVE GOTTEN A FULLER FACE AND EYES.
BUT AS FAR AS THE POSE SHE IS ANGLED , I SEE YOU TRYED TO KEEP THOSE LITTLE HANDS IN FRONT AND SECURE(THAT JUST IS VERY DIFFICULT WHEN TINY) THE HAS A GREAT EXPRESSION AND YOU HAVE DONE A GOOD JOB ON YOUR FRAMING THE HAIR LINE IN THE PERFECT LEVEL.
I WANT TO SEND YOU A COUPLE OF SHOTS TO SEE THE DIFFERENT ANGLES AND CROSS AXES, BUT THAT THE EYES STILL AT EYE LEVEL ON THE PHOTOGRAPHER.THEY MAY HELP.
YOUR FIRST PORTRAIT IS WONDERFUL AND I WISH SOME OF THOSE THAT I HAVE TRAINED HAD SUCH A EYE AS YOURS!
KEEP IT UP AND SEND US MORE-THANK YOU FOR SHARING THIS ONE,
DEBBY TABB


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6/27/2005 3:03:37 PM

 
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