Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Post Your Photos > Photo Critiques

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Apr 30, 2005, 3:54 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19
Default

The girl's beautiful.



But how do I improve on these types of shots?









Edited: deleted second pic. Sorry for the inconvenience.


Mockingbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Apr 30, 2005, 5:16 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Striderxl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 300
Default

cant improve her as she is a very pretty girl.But I would remove the the signs in the background and what ever stone thing that is behind her.And maybe crop her reflection outof the car windshield.I am an amateur and just getting started so I maybe wrong.



1 question though where do you get sure pretty models to pose for you.LOL



Charlie
Striderxl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2005, 7:48 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 99
Default

I'm guessing you're using a P&S digital camera to take these. Using a much shallower depth of field would greatly improve the shots.
Proxes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2005, 8:20 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Pierre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 335
Default

Quote:
But I would remove the the signs in the background and what ever stone thing that is behind her

use any digital prog like photoshop to remove the thing you dont want in the picture
Pierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Apr 30, 2005, 9:51 PM   #5
Junior Member
 
trademarxz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 26
Default

hello Mocking Bird.. this girl is that presenter on tv, rite? .. i think you should be some kind of 'pro'.. for her to pose for you..

he he ...



Mark.
trademarxz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2005, 5:13 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
RodneyBlair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 966
Default

I'm commenting on the first image only.

When the subject is centered in the frame, I prefer there be a very good reason for it. Here I cannot find a good reason for a centered image. Overall, it looks static and uninteresting though the girl is beautiful. I think A more uncentered composition will give this one more impact.

For me, the girl's reflection is a nice little extra, but because the glass is dark, it becomes a stronger distracting element. Brightnening up the glas a tad will make it less distracting.

You seem to understand exposure and the mechanics of your camera so composition is what lacks most in these images. Working with dark and bright background elements can often be a challenge. The dark elements with the bright sky behind become attention getters.

Here is a quick crude edit for demonstration.

Rodney

Attached Images
 
RodneyBlair is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 1, 2005, 9:14 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Pierre's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 335
Default

nice try Rodney, but you should removed the little bowl behind her on the rock , that s distarcting.

But the girl is really cute
Pierre is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2, 2005, 6:37 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 19
Default

Hey, thanks, Rodney. The shot is a bit too busy. I'll take your advice for next time I go for a shoot.
Mockingbird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old May 2, 2005, 6:48 AM   #9
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Savannah, GA (USA)
Posts: 22,378
Default

Mockingbird:

Thanks for posting your images. I would like to point out one thing for future reference. If you refer to the Guidelines posted at the top of the threads list here, you'll see that we prefer only one image per thread:

Quote:
4. Be Concise
Please post only one image per thread...this will allow each image to be judged on it's own merits and keeps the thread on topic. A critique which picks apart every detail of the image posted had better be worth the time reading it.
[/quote]

Now, we don't have a problem with more than one version of the same image in response to critique (here it is cropped differently, etc.). But, keeping just one image the topic of discussion within a thread keeps responses more focused.

So, for future posts in this forum, please keep this in mind.

Thanks for understanding, and it's good to see you posting in this forum!

Jim C.


JimC is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 8:49 AM.