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    Cool Sentosa shot.

    hi guys!

    im back to critique corner to make me improve on my shots.
    As a newbie to photgraphy, i would like to learn more to compose my shots.
    the picture is taken at siloso beach at sentosa.

    my setting are as followed,
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
    Aperture: f/5.6
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    ISO Speed: 250
    Exposure Bias: -2/3 EV



    picture of a beautiful eurasian girl,


    enjoy guys!

    best regards,
    Rex
    Last edited by sexalicious; 25th September 2007 at 01:02 AM.
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    Default Re: Sentosa shot.

    umm, what is so beautiful about this girl? because i can't see the face, i cannot agree with you.

    there is a yellow cast, check your white balance.

    composition wise, it is alright, positioning her on the right, great play of lines in the background, mixture of nature and manmade lines all in all along with her lanky frame topped off with a portrait framing.

    the only main thing to improve her is to catch the face, the thing she is doing, not a snapshot of her walking away with no meaning.

    I believe the background wasn't intentionally chosen but its really a good one perhaps the pillar might be distracting if you see it in other pov.

    i say there is room for improvement!~ this photo summarily lacks connection between the viewer and itself.

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    1. She's caucasian, not eurasian.

    2. She's a bit young, don't you think?

    3. This looks almost like a stalker-snapshot. I don't see the "beautiful girl" theme here, more like "I took a pic of a very young girl walking away from me, i hope her dad didn't notice"

    4. If she had her upper body and head turned towards you, making eye contact and smiling, and that annoying white post wasn't in the frame, it would be a much better picture.

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    Default Re: Sentosa shot.

    A voyeuristic shot with little or no compositional value. Flat lighting, a cluttered background and a undistinguished foreground adds nothing to the photo.

    I would have to say this has to be one of the least noteworthy photo I've ever laid my eyes on CS.

    Sorry mate, you will have to do far better.

    Cheers,
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    Default Re: Sentosa shot.

    In portraits... it would almost always work better if you are able to engage your subject before you take the shot. Just snapping away at people's derrière isn't always flattering, nor is it going to do your photography any good. Granted some people are able to shoot great rear profiles of their subjects... but in this case... I would defer to Rashkae's point #3 You are simply asking for somebody's dad or husband or bf to wallop you.

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    Default Re: Sentosa shot.

    hahas. i did ask permission before i took the shot from her parents. they were just beside me. thanks. will improve more.
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    Neigh.. try harder.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sexalicious View Post
    hahas. i did ask permission before i took the shot from her parents. they were just beside me. thanks. will improve more.
    hmm if u did ask for permission i tink u could get better shots than this bro!! jiayou!

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    Default Re: Sentosa shot.

    will do. thanks.
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    Sorry man... But you need to see the combo here:

    1. The girl is maybe 10? 11?

    2. She's showing off a lot of her (illegally young!) skin

    3. It looks like a voyeur snapshot

    4. And then add your nick and shake it all together...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Sorry man... But you need to see the combo here:

    1. The girl is maybe 10? 11?

    2. She's showing off a lot of her (illegally young!) skin

    3. It looks like a voyeur snapshot

    4. And then add your nick and shake it all together...
    the nick? can't judge like that ah.. if it was voyeur i believe he woud rather keep it than post here for C&C on better voyeurism

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    Quote Originally Posted by sexalicious View Post
    hahas. i did ask permission before i took the shot from her parents. they were just beside me. thanks. will improve more.
    You had already gone through the trouble to ask for permission, why didn't you psoe her or wait to capture a more compelling image? I agree with wolfie, permission or not, this is a lousy picture. Very lousy picture.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Sorry man... But you need to see the combo here:

    1. The girl is maybe 10? 11?

    2. She's showing off a lot of her (illegally young!) skin

    3. It looks like a voyeur snapshot

    4. And then add your nick and shake it all together...
    And what's wrong with you?
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    Default Re: Sentosa shot.

    Lets not be too hasty or judgemental, associating nicks vs intentions...

    Lets keep our critiques as constructive as possible, so as to help a fellow budding photog improve.

    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfgang View Post
    Lets not be too hasty or judgemental, associating nicks vs intentions...
    Naah, wasn't quite meant that way, but it sure added to the "Hmmmm...." thoughts I had.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deadpoet View Post
    And what's wrong with you?
    Nothing, and you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rashkae View Post
    Naah, wasn't quite meant that way, but it sure added to the "Hmmmm...." thoughts I had.
    I can see where you are coming from but like i mentioned earlier, lets keep this on topic.

    Meanwhile, if both DP or yourself have an issue, kindly take it offline. Lay off each other. I will not tolerate any further brickbats from either party.

    Thank you.

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