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    I cannot decide if this is a crap picture or good picture.
    On one hand, the technical side of the shot is wrong, but yet, the feel of the shot is right.
    Taken at the rehearsal of a concert. The light mood prior to a major show is something hard
    to capture as artistes are usually having a stomach full of butterflies before the gig, regardless
    of how calm they look. Fan Wei Qi was clowning around on stage during rehearsals.



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    what separates an impressionistic photograph and a blur/out-of-focus photograph is fundamentally the picture's ability to communicate. key elements like the visible smile and facial expression and movement suggested by her ponytail swinging in the air makes the picture workable. like an impressionist painting, the impetus to consciously compose is often unnecessary. this works for me as a pleasant portrait of Fan Fan, but there's not enough attractive qualities in the picture to wow me.

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    this is a nice portrait, maybe u can consider turning it into a b&w.. cause the colours are a little on the flat side now

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    what separates an impressionistic photograph and a blur/out-of-focus photograph is fundamentally the picture's ability to communicate. key elements like the visible smile and facial expression and movement suggested by her ponytail swinging in the air makes the picture workable. like an impressionist painting, the impetus to consciously compose is often unnecessary. this works for me as a pleasant portrait of Fan Fan, but there's not enough attractive qualities in the picture to wow me.
    Thanks. Let me continue to try these shots. Looks interesting how a better image can be captured the next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nysheng View Post
    this is a nice portrait, maybe u can consider turning it into a b&w.. cause the colours are a little on the flat side now
    Yup, tried to convert to B&W and it turned out worse because of the background... and the white just washed out... so that did not make the image any better.

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    There's something very distracing at the bottom right side of your subject matter. Care to enlighten what that is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew_teo86 View Post
    There's something very distracing at the bottom right side of your subject matter. Care to enlighten what that is?
    One of the lighting stands for the music scores. It was right behind her.

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    Conceptually it has the potentials to be a nice piece of work. The blur adds a softness which enhances the impact of the image. It also suggests motions.
    Though there was no eye contact, it is her petite smile that commands attention.
    Aesthetically, a lovely shot make more so by her professionalism. Improving the image? I will want to lose that shiny frame to the right of her. Overall, a unique portrait.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bcool View Post
    Conceptually it has the potentials to be a nice piece of work. The blur adds a softness which enhances the impact of the image. It also suggests motions.
    Though there was no eye contact, it is her petite smile that commands attention.
    Aesthetically, a lovely shot make more so by her professionalism. Improving the image? I will want to lose that shiny frame to the right of her. Overall, a unique portrait.
    Thank you for your advise and interpretation of the work. This gives a lot more thought into my future shoots. Many thanks for the sharing. Appreciate that.

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    hmm...

    I think the shot while unsharp depcits action and motion.

    I don't think that there's a technical failure, photos need not necessarily be always pin sharp to be deemed well taken; however, the only failure is having framed her in half!

    At the onset, I see her in motion, but I cannot see what she really is in motion about if not for the microphone...

    A full length body shot will yield her in motion of a dance or prance...

    Overall I say well done... if it is intended..

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    Quote Originally Posted by C J GOH View Post
    hmm...

    I think the shot while unsharp depcits action and motion.

    I don't think that there's a technical failure, photos need not necessarily be always pin sharp to be deemed well taken; however, the only failure is having framed her in half!

    At the onset, I see her in motion, but I cannot see what she really is in motion about if not for the microphone...

    A full length body shot will yield her in motion of a dance or prance...

    Overall I say well done... if it is intended..
    Thanks for pointing out what is on your mind. Appreciate the sharing.

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    This picture doesn't work for me because it is out of focus. You usually want to depict motion on situations (where OOF is acceptable) that really need them, for example, an F1 race. She is just having a concert here, there's no strong need to show motion.

    This is just my comment, if you feel happy about it, then it is ok...

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    Quote Originally Posted by RodelFMiguel View Post
    This picture doesn't work for me because it is out of focus. You usually want to depict motion on situations (where OOF is acceptable) that really need them, for example, an F1 race. She is just having a concert here, there's no strong need to show motion.

    This is just my comment, if you feel happy about it, then it is ok...
    Cool! Thanks for your comments.

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