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Old May 12, 2007, 12:40 PM   #1
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Well Here is a few pictures which has been taken by my 14 year old daughter.I feel it is quite promising.But still I need some honest opinion.She is 14 year old and she took this picture with Nikon 3300 cam.But I don't wish to be blinded by fatherly love.I dea is should I encourge her to take photogrpahy as a career
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Old May 12, 2007, 3:13 PM   #3
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In #1, I think there's too much sidewalk and not enough sky; she chopped off the tip of the steeple (?) Also the building is cropped on both the left and right sides. Perhaps if she zoomed out or stepped back, she might have framed the building better. But it is possible that she intentionally cropped out things she didn't want in the frame.

In #2, I think there's too much sky, and not enough beach (?). But again, she may have had good reasons for framing the way she did. We just can't tell from here.

She has an eye for the images she wants to capture. All that's missing is experience.

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... should I encourge her ...
Encourage her, by all means. In fact, don't ever discourage her. That is, unless she's 6'4" and wants to be a jockey.
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mcliu,

The first picture would have gotten much appreciation in the landscape forum. Seeing is the important thing. She does.

But remember that most photographers do very dull jobs, weddings, fashion etc. Not many can make a living out of for instance nature photography

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Old May 12, 2007, 7:45 PM   #5
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Thank you Tcav And Trogny fo rthe kind adice.I think I should give her little more space to grow
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Old May 12, 2007, 8:25 PM   #6
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they're nice shots, mcliu! Learning what's effective comes from being familiar with other people's techniques. you should encourage her to join some photo-related forums.... i wish i could think of one. :lol:
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Old May 12, 2007, 10:11 PM   #7
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Thank Doc,I really appreciate that.
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Both of these shots were taken in less than optimal light.

The second suffers especailly from it and thus focus not much contrast for auto focus to work well. It is also possible camera shake due to shutter speed not fast enough and focal lenght was a bit long. I really am only specualting as there is no exif information available.

I like the first one as is and the fact she minimized the sky is actually a good thing in this situation since it appears to be very blase and cloudless. Putting in more foreground in this case works for me.

I would encourage her to come here and view the many talented and quick learning newbies postings as well as seasoned veterans.

I look forward to more of her work.
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Encourage her? Please do not discourage her!! I will never forget the time I told my father that I wanted to be a photographer, and he said there was not enough money in it. That hurt like you wouldn't believe. I loved my father dearly, but those words hurt. Now?, I am an x-ray tech taking pictures of the insides of people, ha ha ha, and I still love photography. Please encourage her to take more.
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Encourage her?* Please do not discourage her!!* I will never forget the time I told my father that I wanted to be a photographer, and he said there was not enough money in it.* That hurt like you wouldn't believe.* I loved my father dearly, but those words hurt.* Now?, I am an x-ray tech taking pictures of the insides of people, ha ha ha, and I still love photography.** Please encourage her to take more.
Thank You Jeffonyourleft & vIZnquest,for the reply,I do encourge her.Now she is preparing herself for engineering course.Once she gets in I will ask her to join some photography club and develop th skill.She may join some short courses too if she wishs Let see what happen in future
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