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Discussion in 'Photography, Art & Design' started by bentleya, 25 Jul 2009.

  1. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    I'd clone out that post in the bottom of the frame Teamtd. It adds nothing to the composition. I'd also maybe crop some of the bottom of the frame so that it isn't a strictly 50:50 top/bottom half composed shot.
     
  2. Draxin

    Draxin Seeker of Photons

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    @gregtherotter

    while i could see you recommending the posts removal I found it helps draw my eye down through the photo. Almost a suggested sight line through the frame
     
  3. Draxin

    Draxin Seeker of Photons

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    sorry about double post, tried to edit the above and it disappeared so i posted it again
     
  4. clumsy_culhane

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    Few from a wedding that I helped out with the other day. The paid photographer did all the 'official' shots so I was left to do candids of the couple and guests. Went along to the shoot too, which was a great learning experience.

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    See Rest on my flickr : http://www.flickr.com/photos/clumsy_culhane/ :)
     
  5. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    Some nice shots there :) Noticed a green colour cast on one or two of the shots (in your flickr). Not sure if that was intentional.
     
  6. GregTheRotter

    GregTheRotter New Member

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    Hmm perhaps you're right. In that case, it's not the post that bothers me, it's it's position. I toyed around with the shot in photoshop, and if the post is further to the left of the frame, it's not so bad. Bah.
     
  7. clumsy_culhane

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    Thanks, for which photos? Some of them are meant to, I was experimenting with Lightroom a bit. I really need to calibrate this monitor (old 21" CRT, good for its time, just starting to die now).
     
  8. GregTheRotter

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  9. GregTheRotter

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    [​IMG]

    D700
    135mm f2.8 AI-S
    f2.8
    Iso 200
    1/1250
     
  10. Pookeyhead

    Pookeyhead It's big, and it's clever.

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    haha!... tremendous shot!
     
  11. clumsy_culhane

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    The overly green highlights are stressing me out a great deal, but I've given up for the time being...
     
  15. teamtd11

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    shot just a few mins ago :D
     
  16. Draxin

    Draxin Seeker of Photons

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    That looks COLD
     
  17. M_D_K

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    Really heavy crop

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  18. Draxin

    Draxin Seeker of Photons

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    Had a photo shoot with a friend yesterday.
    got some good shots. Only posting 2 of my favorites here.
    but you can see the rest of my favorites here


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    Id like some feed back since i dont shoot people much. Take a look at the flicker set and let me know what you think. I want to get better at shooting people
     
  19. fabler

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    @Draxin

    Nice shots man.. Both pictures are good.

    @teamtd11

    Man I don't know what is that ? But it looks like heaven.. awesome..
     
  20. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    This is just my opinion, YMMV. Shallow DOF and people rarely go together. This would have worked better if you had stopped down and had both eyes in, or at least close to focus. It has to do with how we relate to others, and eye contact is deeply rooted in us. So you usually try and get your DOF to encompass the tip of the nose to the back of the ears. or in this case, from the right eye to the left eye. I know I'm in the minority here in that I don't feel the need to shoot everything at ZOMG/1.4; stop down, and back up if you want to throw the background out. Look at some classic portrait focal lengths to see what I mean. 85mm, 105mm. They get you a bit further out, but allow you to have a bigger DOF while still getting the nice creamy backgrounds.

    Also, if you are going to do shots like this with a girl like that, bring a brush along. In your flickr, there are a few where a 15 second brush through would have done a world of good.

    Oh and the water mark on the nose? not so much.
     

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