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04-15-2010, 03:53 AM
I'm considering going with one of these. Please critique. Ideas of a title would be nice too.



What about this one? It is totally different than the above!


04-15-2010, 07:29 AM
The woman in the first image is very beautiful and I appreciate the directional lighting very much. I think there is a bit too much range of contrast from the brightness of her face to the more shadowed areas. The background is also in fairly sharp focus and somewhat bright and therefore distracts from the subject in the foreground.
The second image has much better isolation of the subject from the background and would fare much better with a panel of judges. Her left hand is "back-handed" to the viewer and is just a bit exaggerated in size.
The third image is very eye catching but I think lacks a story. If this fellow was holding a fishing pole or had some involvement with his surroundings, it might tie it all together. As it stands now, there are some distracting areas of bright blue sky to viewer's left and the sky to the right side is overexposed without detail.
This is a great "character study" though and I encourage you to keep trying things like this.
Sam Gardner M.Photog.Cr. CPP Int. Juror.

04-15-2010, 02:45 PM
thank you for your input I appreciate it very much.