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Old Dec 30, 2005, 10:59 AM   #1
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oliver, the 2 year old great dane

i really like it, but im open to critiques



sorry if it's too big
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 11:06 AM   #2
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hey jak,

welcome aboard.. and it looks like you have a cute subject there to practice on..

here's my critique of your shot..

The Good- i am very glad you got down to nearly eye level with your dog.. and you have a very natural "pose" here to work with.. exposure looks generally pretty good..

To Improve- be careful chopping off body parts that are important.. so here you cut off the nose, so watch that next time.. also, the weeds are distracting, i am sure they were inevitable in this shot since he is in the grass, but still they detract from the face.. to make the eyes sparkle, use a little fill flash.. turn on your flash and using the flash exposure compensation, set it to like -1 to -2ish. that will give you some nice catchlights and help emphasize the eyes, especially in dogs with black around the eyes..

thanks for sharing and look forward to more.
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 1:33 PM   #3
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Hi Jak, Likewise welcome to a great forum where you will learn a great deal in a short space of time thanks to some very talented & experienced people here (of which I am not one I hasten to add, so be verycircumspect aboutany crits I might pass:G)

Agree withall thatDustin has said - learning to compose agood balancedcrop of the imageis a good starting point, at least it was & still is for me. The dawg don't look right without 'is nose!
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Old Dec 30, 2005, 4:09 PM   #4
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OK... This is a cool lookn' dog.

But for critiques... No eyes... No nose... Foreground paw cut off. Ouch.

There was a picture here. Maybe off to one side a bit. Nose or paw in the lower left corner.Fill flash. If he's calm enough you could move some of the grass out of the way. {We have a border collie and have never experienced calm}

But don't worry this is a nice picture of a nice dog.

You should repost this in Stupid Pet Tricks. Everyone will love this guy there.

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Old Dec 30, 2005, 5:05 PM   #5
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thanks eveyone, i actually didntcrop this, just got too close:-)

oh btw, my name is really jake but that user name was taken
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Just 2 things to add:
1) Welcome to Steves. Everyone here is very nice, (well, almost everyone :blah, and if you don't like one critique, just scroll down a little for another.

2) If you get too close to the subject, just turn the camera 90 degrees. I think that would have made your photo much better.

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Old Dec 30, 2005, 7:34 PM   #7
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jak3 wrote:
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thanks eveyone, i actually didntcrop this, just got too close:-)
Jake,

Don't let this set you back. That D70 is a great camera and I'm sure you have
good pictures to show. Sometimes it's safer to post in other then "Critiques"
forums. But what do ya learn?

dale

PS:I post in the other forums andit's a lot of fun. Make sure you get Oliver down there. He's a shoe in at Pets.
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Old Dec 31, 2005, 8:29 AM   #8
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Jak, it is always a joy to have new members join this very humble family of learners. Here they shoot without missing but that is the only way you will learn.

Dale, I do not post anywhere else but here cause I think this is a great learning opportunity.

He he he Happy New Year to all of you folks.

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