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Jagrut Raval
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/27/2004
 

Opinion On My Picture


 
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I have taken this pic with Sony Mavica fd-90. I don't know what is wrong in this pic. Can you tell me what should I do to improve this photograph?


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2/15/2004 8:04:57 AM

 
Jon Close
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/18/2000
  I don't see anything "wrong" with this photo, though I personally would have chosen one of the 2 in-focus coins to be fully in the frame instead of cropping both of them. There are of course different choices to be made with respect to depth of focus, direction of the lighting, the overall color cast, etc.

What do you think is "wrong" with this picture?


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2/15/2004 3:19:57 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  Depends on what you saw in your head before you took the picture, which nobody knows but you. But the background is dark, and you could use more coins to fill up the background.
But if you were trying to get more of a shine off the coins, change your shooting angle. And play around with the angle the light's coming in.
But really, you have to be the one that has to look and know "what's wrong". Because you may have wanted the background dark. So just keep experimenting.


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2/15/2004 3:21:01 PM

 
Wing Wong
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2004
  Offhand I would agree with the above two postings: What is right/wrong is dependant on the photographer's intent. :)

Having said that, however, the first impression I had of the photo were:
- Darkness

The darkness of the photograph, or rather, the lack of distinction, lends the photograph a very "late in the day" feel to it. Looking at it, I feel tired.

- Focus

The focus of the picture appears to be on the two largest coins. However, because some of the coins in the foreground are also in focus and neither of the two coins are full in frame, the focus of the picture is not apparent. The picture feels "distracted" by trying to take in too much into the frame.

If the intent was to create a lazy afternoon unfocsed photograph, then it works. If the intent was not that, then the intent isn't coming through cleanly through the photograph. I guess the line of thinking I would use is that the photograph lacks a feeling of cohesiveness. Each part of the photo is trying to say something different and that distracts from what the intent of the photograph might be.

Just my opinion though.


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2/16/2004 12:11:00 PM

 
Jagrut Raval
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/27/2004
 
 
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Thank you everybody for your response. I have taken another pic. Is this one better than the first one?


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2/16/2004 9:35:58 PM

 
Wing Wong
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/8/2004
  Wow, much improved. The image seems to be more "awake". With the coin on the right in the frame, the point of focus is much clearer than in the original shot.

The other thing also is that this shot is a horizontally oriented shot as opposed to vertical as the original one was.

Really nice improvement.


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2/16/2004 10:12:31 PM

 
Keiyana Wood   I like the second one also. It is a considerable improvement over the first. However, I have always liked seeing money spread out to seeming infinity :-) That's just me wanting to be rich, but you might want to try adding some coins to the back of the shot so it looks like they go on endlessly. See what you think of the result.


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2/22/2004 7:54:49 AM

 
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