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    Default Help needed: Composition advice

    Hi, these photos were taken in car show. I wanted to focus the nice silver ring the model was wearing. I took a few shots and cant decide which is the best one. Can you give some idea how you would composite it?

    Pardon me if the focusing wasn't 100% clear.. a newbie

    1. Put near the middle


    2. Put right-bottom, where the whole arm can be seen, but seems the attention would be so clear as #1


    thanks for your comment
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    i think there are too many distractions ... like the model's rear ...i feel the bokeh doesn't help much as the colors there add to the distractions ...

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    ...what silver ring?

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    You sure you wasn't aiming for the butt?

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    Default Re: Help needed: Composition advice

    none. i will prefer more reflection

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    Default Re: Help needed: Composition advice

    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    ...what silver ring?
    the black hand ring she was wearing, with small silver stuff. sorry for any confusion
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    Default Re: Help needed: Composition advice

    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post
    You sure you wasn't aiming for the butt?
    haha, no me.. but i dont know the mind of the lens.. still learning focus
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    Default Re: Help needed: Composition advice

    Quote Originally Posted by Expiredyoghurt View Post
    i think there are too many distractions ... like the model's rear ...i feel the bokeh doesn't help much as the colors there add to the distractions ...
    how about this one? then i would be going to shoot right behind the model.. using 85mm

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    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post
    You sure you wasn't aiming for the butt?
    Maybe initial aiming at the butt..but saw the ring ..so might as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by marctheworld View Post
    how about this one? then i would be going to shoot right behind the model.. using 85mm

    I personally don't really like this one. Too "centre" Both arm and glass is 50-50.
    Maybe a tighter shot with the arm leading to the item?

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    Quote Originally Posted by strobby View Post
    Maybe initial aiming at the butt..but saw the ring ..so might as well



    Ptwong> I feel chopping off the fingers would leave one with the feeling something is missing or confused as to what the pic is. It's better to shoot their accessories if they flaunt it esp front view, I remember a few did last yr.

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    Default Re: Help needed: Composition advice

    no matter what, the red is more outstanding then the "whatever you call it and want people to see".

    if you people to see the "whatever you call it and want people to see", remove all unrelated elements from the photo.

    you need to pose the model's hand, remove the glove, get the light right than shoot.

    is not like shot already come back try to crop and crop and crop.
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    Default Re: Help needed: Composition advice

    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    no matter what, the red is more outstanding then the "whatever you call it and want people to see".

    if you people to see the "whatever you call it and want people to see", remove all unrelated elements from the photo.

    you need to pose the model's hand, remove the glove, get the light right than shoot.

    is not like shot already come back try to crop and crop and crop.
    thanks for the advice, will take note next time

    It was shot in a car show, so taking out the glove is not an option. should know the red is more outstanding. good point

    Quote Originally Posted by ptwong View Post
    I personally don't really like this one. Too "centre" Both arm and glass is 50-50.
    Maybe a tighter shot with the arm leading to the item?
    Quote Originally Posted by dennisc View Post



    Ptwong> I feel chopping off the fingers would leave one with the feeling something is missing or confused as to what the pic is. It's better to shoot their accessories if they flaunt it esp front view, I remember a few did last yr.
    thanks for the tips, will try next time
    Last edited by marctheworld; 24th September 2008 at 02:01 PM.
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