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    Default melancholy.

    link: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v6...ulspicture.jpg



    taken during sports' day, cropped image.
    girl preparing during pre-race.

    improvements pointers gladly appreciated.
    Last edited by frawr; 28th September 2005 at 01:02 AM.

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    Try to avoid shooting the rear of a person unless you really have some particular idea in mind that would be impossible to convey without shooting from the front.

    In this case, it seems more like you were too shy to shoot from the front and hence took her rear as IMO the shot from the rear here doesnt work because of uninteresting foreground or the seeming lack of motive. Try going round and shooting her front or side profile at least, perhaps a lower angle might be nice here too.

    If you're a photographer on sports day, go all out to shoot people around the track as well. Being a large event, most people will gamely strike a pose for you or react spontaneously to the camera in a positive way. It's fine if they notice you. You'll get candids later when they become accustomed to having a photog. walking around.
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    Default Re: melancholy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned
    Try to avoid shooting the rear of a person unless you really have some particular idea in mind that would be impossible to convey without shooting from the front.

    In this case, it seems more like you were too shy to shoot from the front and hence took her rear as IMO the shot from the rear here doesnt work because of uninteresting foreground or the seeming lack of motive. Try going round and shooting her front or side profile at least, perhaps a lower angle might be nice here too.

    If you're a photographer on sports day, go all out to shoot people around the track as well. Being a large event, most people will gamely strike a pose for you or react spontaneously to the camera in a positive way. It's fine if they notice you. You'll get candids later when they become accustomed to having a photog. walking around.

    Agree. photograph doesn't show much, and it could be quite rude too to show the behind... unless there is a reason to do so.

    Anyway, that's my old JC...

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    Default Re: melancholy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Stoned
    Try to avoid shooting the rear of a person unless you really have some particular idea in mind that would be impossible to convey without shooting from the front.

    In this case, it seems more like you were too shy to shoot from the front and hence took her rear as IMO the shot from the rear here doesnt work because of uninteresting foreground or the seeming lack of motive. Try going round and shooting her front or side profile at least, perhaps a lower angle might be nice here too.

    If you're a photographer on sports day, go all out to shoot people around the track as well. Being a large event, most people will gamely strike a pose for you or react spontaneously to the camera in a positive way. It's fine if they notice you. You'll get candids later when they become accustomed to having a photog. walking around.

    most of my sports'day pictures are rear shots because i didn't want them to react to the camera and remain candid/natural, so that's noted.
    i was probably too concerned about the pictures not being posed too much, but i'll learn to avoid being anal about that. thanks for the tips, greatly appreciated

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    Default Re: melancholy.

    Quote Originally Posted by blive
    Agree. photograph doesn't show much, and it could be quite rude too to show the behind... unless there is a reason to do so.

    Anyway, that's my old JC...

    haha okay. i wanted the picture to represent one of the five houses too, since the houseshirt is relatively nice with its large word print.

    mm 'gather round your alma mater' huh? haha. thanks for the feedback.

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