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    Posted: 22 July 2009 at 21:37
Try now.
Lazarus Long said "If it can't be expressed in figures, it's not science. It's opinion." Comments I leave are only my opinions. Feel free to disagree; your opinion is as valid as mine.
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 20:02
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 15:23
No more fresh pics please -- Pure portraits IV has been started.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 14:27
I'd slice off the bottom of the rock, the OOF glare is distracting, and maybe trim some of the top too. Otherwise it's a lovely portrait.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 14:25


Dear revdocjim,
is it better than previous version?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 14:13


How about composition and colours?
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 14:09


One more from same series. Please comments!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 14:00


How do you think is it acceptable those glowing water droplets in the flash light?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 13:52
Thank you revdocjim for comments!
It will help me in future!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 10:17
I think it is time for the next poster with a new shot to start Pure portraits IV, but I will leave this thread open in case there are any further responses to Jim's excellent comments.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 09:51
thanks for you advice.
it,s almost horror with those little kids,always moving around
the focus was indeed at the eyes, aps-s.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 09:31
josj; ahh, toddler photos are so much fun! Take lots!
This guy looks pretty comfortable in front of the camera, which is a great thing for the photographer-parent!

I'm not sure what your settings were for this one, but it appears that the point of focus is a bit in front of his eyes. The nose and bottom lip appear quite sharp and the fabric on his shirt near the letter "e" appears very sharp. It's hard to get the eyes sharp, but when they are the whole photo really pops. I would recommend center spot AF, put one of his eyes right in the center of your viewfinder, and frame a bit wider so you have room to crop later and get the exact composition you want. Then fire off multiple frames in AF-C or AF-A. Finally, on the computer zoom in to 100% and look at the eye. It's not unusual for some shots to be exactly spot on and others to be just a bit off.

Thanks for sharing and enjoy life with the little guy!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 09:22
andijs; Thanks for sharing this very enjoyable series! The matching of model and setting is very compelling.
#1 and #3 are very similar so I'll start by comparing them. I think #3 works better for at least 2 reasons. First, the exposure and colors are better. #1 looks a bit over exposed, resulting in washed out skin tones and lack of vibrancy in the colors. By comparison #3 looks more realistic and has richer colors. Secondly, I prefer #3 because of the composition. In #1 the model's head is dead center, there is empty space on the left side, and her feet are cut off on the right side. In #3 the model's head is nicely off-center, her feet aren't cut off, and the empty space on far left and far right are about the same, giving the whole frame a very well balanced feel. I would even consider going just a bit tighter on #3, cropping a bit of sand from the bottom. Your model has a very nice smile, which is evident in both pictures, and I do like the idea of #1 having her actually looking into the viewfinder. I only wish my models (wife and kids) were half as cooperative!

#2 is a very striking photo with wonderful lighting! Your model's expression is also very fitting. I like this picture very much. I might be tempted to crop a bit to one side or the other, and the dark orange line in the upper right suggest that some rotation might be in order, but it's hard to tell for sure.

Keep up the great work and keep sharing with us!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 July 2009 at 09:16
Our boy 7 month old.


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