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Thursday, September 21, 2006

Advice?


I don't usually post the many photographs I take of my charges but I am currently working on my portfolio and am looking for advice. Even if you're not a photographer I would love to hear your thoughts about this particular photo. Just so you know, I can't do anything about the crop- it was shot this close and the front legs were cut off- oops! Thanks in advance. I appreciate your thoughts.

Edit II: What about this?

8 Comments:

Blogger Cristina said...

i like the clarity & composition. the way you use the giant chair to show how little the man is was an interesting idea. i agree though, i might like to see the feet of the chair.

11:22 AM  
Blogger soleclaw said...

I personally prefer the original version over the cropped version. The black space above the chair adds to the interest of the photo, and contrasts nicely with all the gray areas.

4:41 PM  
Anonymous Kelly said...

I guess what I would say in a critique is that I like the space above the chair, it balances it out much better than the cropped verision. The kid could probably use a reflector to bring some more light to the face. And I'm not sure if the child has some medical condition, but is the left eye very squinty? The chair though, is a perfect way to posre the lil guy!

5:52 PM  
Blogger ♥ joleen ♥ said...

Ha! I never noticed his eye squinty but when I looked at another photo I shot today it did sort do that too.. could be because we were outside? So no he doesn't have a condition. ;) Thanks for the tips!

6:13 PM  
Anonymous Dawn said...

I believe your edit II is more pleasing. The first crop has the third rule (sorry can't remember what this was actually called in my photography class) spacing drawing your eye to the chair instead of the wee one. In the second croping the third rule spacing is the child's head/face instead and you notice him first.

6:28 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

I like the second one on the flicker. It has greater balance and the eye is drawn to the baby. And what a handsome little guy he his!!!
Cheers, Denise

6:44 AM  
Blogger jess said...

Great start! I would take advantage of the pattern of the chair and really get up close and fill the frame with the little guy. If you have a chance, go to your library and look at the Life Library of Photography books. They are oldies but goodies. There is a great one about photographing children and several about lighting, studio photography and all kinds of good inspiration. They key is to just keep taking pictuers! You will learn with every shoot you do. Let me know if you want any other book suggestions!

12:08 PM  
Anonymous susie said...

I know nothing about professional photography, but I adore the squinty smile on this little guy. What character! It makes me smile.

5:52 AM  

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