October 8, 2018 at 4:48 am #34014
My brother and I had a blast doing a short photo shoot this evening. 🙂 I’m so grateful to God for my willing sibling models! Wanting to dedicate more time to photography, build up my portfolio on Lightstock and practise it more often, I’ve just started doing a photo challenge. Not feeling brave enough to do a 365 challenge 😉 , I’m doing an alphabet challenge. Basically, every day I have to take a picture of something starting with the letter that I’m up to and upload at least one of them to Lightstock. Today I was up to ‘D’ and after crossing off a lot of ideas (it’s a lot harder to decide what to do than you might think! 🙂 ), I decided to take pictures of our dog. I took this on our driveway and there’s a fence on both sides, so I was trying to cut out that as much as was possible in a confined space. It was also very overcast and with a moving object needing a fast shutter speed. . . the only thing I could do is raise my ISO. It’s higher than I prefer, but I don’t think it’s too bad.
Camera – Canon EOS 60D
Lens – Canon 70-200mm f/4
Aperture – f/4
Shutter Speed – 1/320 sec.
ISO – 500
Focal Length – The first one is 70mm and the second 187 mmOctober 8, 2018 at 4:48 pm #34022
That’s such a great idea! And great photos too! Will pull ’em up on the webinar tomorrow! https://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-oct-9/October 9, 2018 at 6:57 pm #34072October 10, 2018 at 3:52 pm #34097
James StaddonKeymasterOctober 14, 2018 at 8:18 pm #34204
Hi Caitlin! Just wanted to say I love your pictures! And I like the middle one the best. The first one feels too close and the third one feels too spacious – the middle one feels just right. Just my opinion.
I think the other reason that one is my favorite is you can actually see the dog’s head. In the first one my attention was initially drawn to its tail; the third one is better as far as that goes, but still not as good as the middle one. And the position of your brother’s foot is great in that one too. I bet he didn’t know he was such a natural at modeling 😛October 17, 2018 at 11:37 pm #34301
Thanks so much for your critique, Lydia! It’s interesting hearing about why you do/don’t like an image. It can be easy to biased on your own photos, lol! I’d have to agree with you about the first one feeling close. Ha! 🙂 No, I doubt he realises his foot is a natural modeler (ok, so new word here!). 🙂
In regards to the last one having too much space, I can definitely see why you’d think that! I guess the thing is, is that it all depends on what the purpose of the photo is. I was taking it with stock photography in mind, so blank space is awesome for stock. That way designers have room to play around with for text, etc. So, if I was taking it for a frame (ok, weird photo for a frame! 🙂 ) then it’d probably be too much blank space, but in this case I think the blank space works because of the purpose. Great to hear your input though!October 18, 2018 at 4:39 pm #34313
In regards to the last one having too much space, I can definitely see why you’d think that! I guess the thing is, is that it all depends on what the purpose of the photo is.
Makes sense. And now looking at it again, I think it’s partially a perspective thing. I don’t know that I would’ve thought it looked as spacious if I hadn’t just been looking at the ones that were closer up, because today when I looked at it again, I thought, “That doesn’t look as spacious as I remember!” 😛October 18, 2018 at 7:35 pm #34319
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