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chuck biddinger Jun 15, 2003 9:43 PM

A couple of photos of my daughter.
I am learning to use my new Canon EOS10D. A couple of photos of my daughter. No changes in PS other than size. What would make me a better photographer?

Thanks for your comments.

digcamfan Jun 15, 2003 10:25 PM

Hi Chuck,

Very nice to see you have already mastered and applied
the depth of field of your choice in your photos!

Very nice pair of photos :)

As for what will make you a better photographer...all I can
say is keep shooting photos.

Also, read the threads on this forum. They are some
awesome photographers here (Note that I do not yet
include myself in this group. I am still learning too!)

Thanks for sharing!

steve6 Jun 16, 2003 12:24 PM

Neither are masterpiecs but they are still very nice and pleasing shots.

Photodude Jun 16, 2003 12:41 PM

Looks much better cropped. I'm a fan of non-posed subject images. If your daughter was looking down at the pool of water, with a look of 'deep contemplation' about her, the photo would have more feeling to it. I'm not suggesting you ask her to make such a pose, as that is the same photo with merely a different angle, but next time suggest she forget you are there, and go about her business. Then you also get a much more natural image.

When shooting images of people, remember you are not just trying to capture what they look like, thats easy. Try and capture their mood, their style of stance, or posture. Thats what seperates a photo of what your daughter looks like, and photo that shows us what your daughter is like.

Thats the kind of thing my tutor tells me :shock:

Klaus DK Jun 16, 2003 2:37 PM

The first shot is fine. Very natural colors. The only thing I would do different is to place her in the left side of the pic. That would have been a much nicer composition.

The second shot. Unfortunately you cut of her but and legs. If you look close you will sew, that you should have placed her (changed your position) in the left side of the frame. Right now she is pointing her legs you of the frame and not into it.

For both shots I would have chosen a smaller aperture to blur the background quite a bit . The second shot becomes confusion of what you actually is shooting. The waterfall or the woman.

Do you agree ?

chuck biddinger Jun 16, 2003 10:43 PM

Thanks DiDigcamfan, Steve, Photodude and Klaus for you comments.

I agree with your comments and I will try again.

chuck biddinger Jun 16, 2003 11:40 PM

One more please. I did use auto levels, unsharp mask and crop in Photo Shop. Comments?

Frank Doorhof Jun 17, 2003 2:08 AM

This one is much better, much more the not "I have to pose for the shot" look.

It's always difficult to capture people who know they are shot, I always try to get them offguard, and that are mostly the best ones.


Photodude Jun 17, 2003 8:06 AM

Now that is a better pic. I agree with Frank 100%, it's hard to get those natural looking shots, but i think here you managed to capture it. The frown on your daughters face suggests intruige at what she is looking, either that or a keen unliking of all things insects hehe :D

Good job

chuck biddinger Jun 18, 2003 7:10 AM

Thanks for your comments.

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