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Old Aug 5, 2008, 11:44 AM   #1
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Old Aug 6, 2008, 3:58 PM   #2
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nice series John. A couple are soft and over-cropped. But most are very good. It would help if you numbered them so we could comment on specific photos. 6 is great and I like the compression shot on serve (although the next one is one of the overcropped soft shots - great timing but face is soft).



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Old Aug 8, 2008, 3:47 PM   #3
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Good series, I agree with John #6 is the most interesting and some of the shots are a bit soft. Overall not bad, I like how on some of the smaller kids the raquet is almost as big as they are.




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Old Aug 23, 2008, 3:21 PM   #4
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Nice shots!

Nice soft backgrounds.

I agree with John these shots feel a little overcropped, so they're a little claustrophobic.

Some of the coolest shots in the long run are quite wide. Perhaps try to get the crowd (if there is one) in the background watching the tennis player.

Gives the player more "context".

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I agree with John these shots feel a little overcropped, so they're a little claustrophobic.
To clarify my perspective - I'm not concerned with claustrophobic. There's not much about a chain-link fence that adds context - we're talking children not center court Wimbledon.

My point was concerning the loss of quality in the final result. Framing tight is very beneficial - especially since at these levels there is very little interesting in the background. But when you crop too much to get that tight framing quality suffers. Besides a loss of detail you'll see images look 'flatter' - i.e. the subject looks less 3-dimensional.
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Hi John,

I was agreing with y our statement that they looked a little overcropped.

It was my observation that I feel claustrophic when I look at too tightly cropped shots

Probably shouldn't have mixed an agreement and my own observation in the same sentence.
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