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Old Dec 17, 2007, 4:14 PM   #1
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This picture was taken by my daughter (who likes to show me up), she wanted to see what the group had to say. She wanted opinions from real (doesn't trust Daddy) photographers, like the ones she sees here at Steve's. I may be bais, but I think she shows a lot of potential.
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 5:32 AM   #2
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Hi Calicajun

I really like this. You're daughter is very talented. I like how the art is placed on the wall and the bloke with his hand in his head who looks like he is having a bad day.

The art work really helps to bring this to life. Tell your daughter to keep them coming it's always nice to see a fresh take on photography.


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Old Dec 18, 2007, 10:51 AM   #3
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Real good shot -everything is there. I would have cut off some of the grey wall at the top of the picture and tried to have added the guy's feet. Otherwise very good.
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Old Dec 18, 2007, 2:20 PM   #4
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Neil, thanks for the nice critique. I do plan on motivating her to continue taking pictures.

Mopar, not getting the feet into the shot was one of the first things she said about the shot. Problem was it is not a pose shot but something she spotted while at Starbucks, guess that guy was having a bad day.

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Old Dec 19, 2007, 10:45 AM   #5
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This is an excellent shot, but would be improved by cropping tightly enough that the shot feels a bit claustrophobic -- the sense of the subject is something along the lines of the world closing in on him, so create a cropping that heightens that sense.


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Old Dec 20, 2007, 5:24 PM   #6
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Please pass on my congrats to your daughter

Still, I think adramaticB&W conversion would gobetter with the mood the coffee manpreventing also the really beautiful picture on the wallfrom further distracting from the whole!
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Old Dec 20, 2007, 6:07 PM   #7
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Please pass on my congrats to your daughter

Still, I think adramaticB&W conversion would gobetter with the mood the coffee manpreventing also the really beautiful picture on the wallfrom further distracting from the whole!
I'll have to get her to try B&W and see what happens. Though I'm not sure now to talk a too cool, too hip (so she thinks she is) teenager into using old time (my choice in film) B&W.

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Here a B&W try with a bit of cropping.


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I think I like the colour better. For some reason the colour just gives it that little punch.


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Old Dec 23, 2007, 4:46 PM   #10
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Neil,

We agree, the color looks better to us too. I think to make the B&W work the art work would have to be changed, but then you be looking a a completely different picture.
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