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    hey there,
    I am open to critiques. before i submit for this round.

    Please view the CPP Gallery on www.khopkinsphoto.com

    Thanks
    Keith

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    Keith (great name by the way)
    Your images look pretty good, there are a few suggestions I would suggest looking at. First make sure your images represent roughly the ratio of the types of work you stated you do on your application (i.e. 50% wedding, 50% portrait).
    Second look at consistancy in quality.
    Third variety - don't have several similar images



    As I looked at your images I saw:
    1 - good
    2 - good
    3 - good
    4 - weak - child a little over exposed, faces too far apart
    5 - good
    6 - weak but passable - Hands crossed in the fig leaf position, Nice lighting but compositionally I don't understand the position for an executive.
    7 - good
    8 - weak - Blown highlights = missed exposure, flat light that looks like on camera flash combined with her eyes and expression lend to a snapshot type feel.
    9 - weak - Blown highlights - while this gives light direction will be a strong problem, the dark dress against the boat ramp is mixing keys and again these issues leave me with a bit of a snapshot feeling image.
    10- good
    11- OK but a little weak - subject is a little too close to the background and projecting a soft shadow onto the background.
    12- OK close to good.- I would like to see a little more room above thier heads (feels a bit cramped). Also the lighting is a bit flat.
    13- OK - Needs a bit more room above the brides head, I understand the crop because of the veil but it leaves the print feeling top heavy. I know it is natural light but the eyes a bit pocketed. Might be able to be helped with a bit of art work.
    14- good
    15- good - print darker
    16- good - print darker
    17- good - print a little darker
    18- weak - lost the brides face, green skintones on her. Good story but Leaves me feeling like it's a miss
    19- excellant control of depth of field and light.
    20- good - could use just a bit more room around the hands, the spot color is ok but almost draws the attention away from the baby.

    I don't mean to be too hard on you or to discourage you but I feel this set as is would probably not pass but with a few changes would pass with out a problem.

    JMHO
    Keith
    Keith A. Howe
    M.Photog.,M.Artist, Cr.,D.F.Ph.

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    How does one get to this gallery? All I see is Portfolio, Testimonials and Contact us....

    *Oops - never mind..........lol
    Last edited by Corrie_Zacharias; 09-23-2007 at 09:16 PM. Reason: Dumb

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    Keith, I agree with Keith's critique. Let us know when your ready for a second look.

    Bye the way... I like the layout of your webpage. What software did you use?
    Alan Harwell, CPP
    I'm so outside of the box, I can't see the walls.
    www.dsportraits.com

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    Hi Keith,
    Thanks for the the critique. I needed a pair of fresh eyes. Thanks i will work on that today and let you know to review again if you would be so kind.


    My website is done through a Blu domain template. It is fairly easy. They are gaining popularity with photograhers and artists.

    Thanks for all your input. I am hoping to pass this round.

    Keith

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    Hey There Everyone,
    New & Revised Images have been posted.

    Please view the CPP Gallery on www.khopkinsphoto.com

    Thanks Keith

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