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  • #2428
    katurah01
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    Ok..SO I think I am good,I have been told by many that I have a talent and the eye for doing photography..Where I live there are a lot of photographers..it seems everyone who owns a DSLR is a photographer..I have heard rumors about certain people saying I am a fauxtog,but it comes from other photographers,which to me makes it seem like they are jealous or cant handle competition..what do you think? This is one of my favorite photos that I have done..https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/396082_10151120286435395_873344305_n.jpg

    Tell me what you think….

    #2434
    joe
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    You really cant get an idea from one photo.  The lighting looks good, all nature light?  Its a little on the yellow side for my liking.  I usually only like grain in B&Ws.  This also has a very square crop.  I am not crazy about radical cropping.  This is all opinion though.  The blade of grass near the lips creates a bit of distraction and pulls the eye.  The subject is the main focus and nothing to distracting.  The composition within this strange crop is good.

    #2435
    jetpix
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    Tryig to be constructive here . . . . .

    I see 4 things.

    1.  Colors.  Did you intend the yellow cast?  Gives baby a jaundiced look . . . .

    2.  Some of the highlights are a little blown out.

    3.  Can you clean up the drool on the chin?

    4.  The blade of grass cutting through baby’s face is a little distracting.

    I otherwise like the composition –

    #2436
    katurah01
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    It isnt cropped,and it is supposed to have the aged look..but thank you..I could have lessened the exposure a bit..

    #2437
    Brownie
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    I’d agree with Jet, the highlights are blown out, the yellow cast is a bit too extreme, and maybe the subject matter gives me a personal sense of fauxtog, I’m just not feeling it personally. It’s not my muse.

    #2438
    katurah01
    Member

    here is another..I love working with children and I prefer the not so posy looks..although these have been posed it just looks natural to me

    #2439
    katurah01
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    #2440
    katurah01
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    #2441
    Brownie
    Member

    Technically, that is a better photograph. The whites aren’t so blown out. My professor always wants us to check the edges profusely to make sure we use the frame successfully.  There’s a lot of empty space at the top for my taste, I would have been tempted to tilt the camera down more to see what’s going on the the foreground a bit better. And the branding kind of ruins a little bit of it for me.

    #2443
    jetpix
    Member

    Cute –

    The yellowing does make it look a bit retro (and is softer and more acceptable in this shot) – like the little kid shots my dad took of me in the ’60;s.  Almost kodachromish . . . .   If you are going to have the stuffed animals in the shot, don’t cut off the head – either have it and show it, or get rid of it . . . . .

    and, BTS, FYI, IMHO, if you are asking, then no, you are not a fauxtog.  Fauxtogs don’t ask – they don’t care.  They don’t want to know, or learn anything, or do anything decent . . . . . .

     

    #2444
    joe
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    The second photo is much better.  Still not crazy about the yellow tint.  I would cut the tags off props though.

    You said the first photo isnt cropped?  What camera are you using that gives you a square image?

    #2445
    jetpix
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    I have no problem with the space at the top.  It’s not necessary to fill every pixel with subject – perspective is just as important.  I would just like to see it pulled back a bit, and panned down to show a little more of the stuffed animals . . . . .

     

    #2446
    katurah01
    Member

    It is how I have it zoomed in,I was using the 55-300mm lens and got in enough for a clear front shot

    #2453
    katurah01
    Member

    wait..I lied..that is cropped,I took it from my profile album..this is the full one https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/s720x720/532152_10151108093180395_608298286_n.jpg

    #2454
    katurah01
    Member

    Sorry I just realized it..my apologies

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