August 6, 2012 at 9:00 pm #2428
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….August 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm #2434joeMember
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.August 6, 2012 at 9:19 pm #2435
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 –August 6, 2012 at 9:22 pm #2436
It isnt cropped,and it is supposed to have the aged look..but thank you..I could have lessened the exposure a bit..August 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm #2437BrownieMember
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.August 6, 2012 at 9:24 pm #2438
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 meAugust 6, 2012 at 9:25 pm #2439August 6, 2012 at 9:28 pm #2440August 6, 2012 at 9:31 pm #2441BrownieMember
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.August 6, 2012 at 9:33 pm #2443
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 . . . . . .August 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm #2444joeMember
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?August 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm #2445
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 . . . . .August 6, 2012 at 9:37 pm #2446
It is how I have it zoomed in,I was using the 55-300mm lens and got in enough for a clear front shotAugust 6, 2012 at 9:48 pm #2453
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.jpgAugust 6, 2012 at 9:49 pm #2454
Sorry I just realized it..my apologies
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