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    Default Queue up for marshmallow

    Hi all,

    This was taken in a BBQ session. The kids are queuing up for marshmallow.
    I change the picture to Black and white, and intentionally added a light source at the middle to catch more attention.

    I would like to get feedback on
    (1) Composition
    (2) Is adding a light source recommended?
    (3) The black and white conversion

    Thank you!!

    Last edited by kisim; 31st July 2008 at 10:06 PM. Reason: Picture not shown

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    Default Re: Queue up for marshmallow

    I feel that the composition is a bit too cluttered, i believe your main subject is the kid with the dramatic expression? if can take this from a more frontal angle to capture more of his expression, might be even better, currently too much objects seem to be fighting for attention.

    The light source doesn't seem to work for me though.. looks kinda weird to me, but thats just my own opinion.

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    Default Re: Queue up for marshmallow

    To me, it worked fine.
    Too bad there is someone else in front of that little boy...else you can have a tighter crop.
    Anyway, interesting photo where you captured the right moment.
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    Default Re: Queue up for marshmallow

    I think it's quite messy. Would have preferred a close up of just the boy. His expression is quite priceless, but I feel that the motion blur marred that a little.

    I find the dodging in the center and the surrounding vignette too deliberate; it's not subtle enough to draw the attention to the boy only, but rather, seems to scream "look here!" Personally, vignetting should, if ever used, be used subtly and tastefully to draw attention to the subject.

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    Default Re: Queue up for marshmallow

    Quote Originally Posted by kisim View Post
    I would like to get feedback on
    (1) Composition
    (2) Is adding a light source recommended?
    (3) The black and white conversion
    Composition is good though your frame is not your typical 4x6 or some other "standard" size. It's not really a problem AFAIK. The important thing is you frame your subject and place him/her where you want him/her in your picture.

    I guess this is a street photo and so it's really difficult to get to the exact place and time for moments like this. But then you captured the facial expression of the boy which is great!
    I've no problem with the other kids and adult in your pic. To me, they add to this amusing picture.

    B&W conversion is cool though the "light source" effect is not to my taste.

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    Thank you for all the input.
    I really appreciate it!!

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