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02-15-2007, 04:48 PM #1
Honest Critiques Needed
Okay, this is a first!
Does anyone have any thoughts about this for competition. Don't hold back (just don't pick on the kid...she's mine ) I can handle it.
Also, any ideas for a name would be great!
02-15-2007, 05:20 PM #2
I like the image pretty well, I am not fond of the large red sock in the middle however.
02-15-2007, 05:57 PM #3
"The kid" is one of the best parts of the image .
I think you will have a problem with this, however....the chair is larger and lighter in color than anything else in the scene, and is flat to the camera.____________________
Dave Cisco M.Photog, Cr., CPP, F-TPPA
02-15-2007, 06:01 PM #4
the image is too busy, and santa is dead center!
I like the idea , it has a lot of potential.
you did say honest right?“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David Thoreau
02-15-2007, 06:22 PM #5
Looking at this I see some challenges.
Here they are. The tree does not have life to it. Were the lights lit? The childs pajamas are almost the same as the chair. which is too bright, and make the child blend in. I also think it needs to be cropped a bit tighter. I think with some work, you could add some life to the tree, and make it a bit more dramatic, and changing the color of the chair really isn't that hard to do. SO in short, you might have something here with a bit of effort. BTW I do like the image. It is a cute idea.
JeffJeff Dachowski M.Photog Cr.CPP A.C.ph
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02-15-2007, 06:30 PM #6
Yup! I said Honest! How else do you improve, right???
Thanks to everyone for their opinions up to this point, anyone else have any further thoughts?
Derek, "good potential" I appreciate- any thoughts on where to go from here?
p.s. just as a side bar: I used one of Norman Rockwell's "Santa images" as my inspiration- his was a white background. knowing that, are there any other recomendations to improve it or do I leave it out of competition all together?
02-15-2007, 06:46 PM #7
I played a bit with it. Toned down the red stocking and changed the chair color to blue (with Levels, Hue & Saturation, and Curves).
How about "He sees you when you're sleeping." as a title?Tony McDaniel
02-15-2007, 06:56 PM #8
Jeff, this is what I did with your suggestions: tighter crop, added lights to tree and darkened chair?!
Tony, LOVE the name, not sure if I like the blue chair, but I am still listening.
Would you all beleive that I got he chair 3 days BEFORE Santa came and re-upholstered it for the day? I should have checked with you all first!
02-15-2007, 07:03 PM #9
Can you post bigger images? It's hard to see much in such a small image.Tony McDaniel
02-15-2007, 07:09 PM #10
I am trying to make it bigger let's see if this works.
I think it is getting kind of pixelated but will try.