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    Smile Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)


    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    Lighting, Composition..
    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    Learn to compose and control of lighting.
    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    While taking a coffee break along one of the street cafe in Hamburg. There came a camera shy waitress, whom tried to avoid being photographed...
    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I felt that the lighting could be better control and a fill flash may work wonders. In term of composition, personally i prefer to crop to 1:1 ratio, not sure if this work here.

    Your constructive criticism will be appreciated, thank you.
    Last edited by welcome2Sg; 12th June 2010 at 01:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    it look like her body is bending upward... i assume you take the shot when you are sitting down, it could be better is you try from lower view pint. btw the 45 degree horizon is distacting

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    Quote Originally Posted by glyph07 View Post
    it look like her body is bending upward... i assume you take the shot when you are sitting down, it could be better is you try from lower view pint. btw the 45 degree horizon is distacting
    Thank you for commenting. Just wanted to experiment new perspective and angles...

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    Glad that her nostrils aint tt huge...
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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    Shooting up ones nose is usually not flattering. In this case, I'd say it's not flattering. I don't really know what the focus of this shot is, as the glass is smack in the middle or am I supposed to be looking at the girl? Looking for a more opportune time to take a shot of the waitress may have resulted in nicer results. This looks too forced.

    In terms of lighting, the buildings in the background are half blown out, while the ladies face is a bit dark.

    Thanks for sharing and hope these comments are helpful.

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    Shooting up ones nose is usually not flattering. In this case, I'd say it's not flattering. I don't really know what the focus of this shot is, as the glass is smack in the middle or am I supposed to be looking at the girl? Looking for a more opportune time to take a shot of the waitress may have resulted in nicer results. This looks too forced.

    In terms of lighting, the buildings in the background are half blown out, while the ladies face is a bit dark.

    Thanks for sharing and hope these comments are helpful.
    Thanks for taking time to comments. I probably should have taken more time to shoot.

    In terms of lighting, this is something which is still quite tough to get a good grip on. As you can see, the background is rather bright, thus the subject would be darken totally...is there any good suggestion you would recommend for such shots?

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    Quote Originally Posted by welcome2Sg View Post
    Thanks for taking time to comments. I probably should have taken more time to shoot.

    In terms of lighting, this is something which is still quite tough to get a good grip on. As you can see, the background is rather bright, thus the subject would be darken totally...is there any good suggestion you would recommend for such shots?
    yes , agree with 2evans, shooting up is usually not a good idea ...

    my 2 cents for the background -

    I would just

    1) do spot meter on the subject and forget about the background's metering ,
    reason being - you mention the waitress is camera shy, she's not going to pose for you and wait for your metering adjustment and on your flash

    2) stand up and frame picture avoiding the sun lit part of the building as much as possible

    But if timing and circumstances permit , yes, a fill helps

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    - not a fan of the tilt
    - face is underexposed
    - not sharp
    - would di the dot in the sky

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    Quote Originally Posted by sweeper View Post
    yes , agree with 2evans, shooting up is usually not a good idea ...

    my 2 cents for the background -

    I would just

    1) do spot meter on the subject and forget about the background's metering ,
    reason being - you mention the waitress is camera shy, she's not going to pose for you and wait for your metering adjustment and on your flash

    2) stand up and frame picture avoiding the sun lit part of the building as much as possible

    But if timing and circumstances permit , yes, a fill helps
    Thanks for the tips. Appreciate that.

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    Default Re: Wie heißen Sie? Ich heiße Monika. (what is your name? My name is Monika)

    if not for too much tilting ... i really like it..

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