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    Default Let your hair down.

    Hi all,
    This is my first time posting in this sub-forum.
    I hope you guys can feedback so i can learn from it. =)



    1. in what area is critique to be sought?
    all aspects (Composition, exposure, pp,etc)

    2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    To show that its okay to be different from the rest,
    and let your hair down and just have some fun.

    3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    Around late morning, after a photoshoot at clarke quay.
    It was during the break that i spotted two girls playing around in the water.
    Yes, they knew that i was capturing these pictures after a while, they smiled in return and even posed for me, but i didnt focus those shots in time tho.

    4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I think this is a rare moment, subject was perfect and im happy to capture the moment.
    but perhaps there are some things i can improve on.like framing of shot,exposure,pp,etc.
    (i typed etc, not because im lazy to mention the aspects, but because there might be various aspects that im not aware of.)

    Thanks in advance. =)

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    A much tighter pic of her without the distractions in the BG would be much better. Esp if you can capture her expressions as she was caught by the water falling down on her.

    Here I've done a rough edit of the crop I was referring to, if you mind, let me know and I'll remove it.
    Last edited by zac08; 25th July 2010 at 01:04 AM. Reason: removed as per request from TS.
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    Default Re: Let your hair down.

    hi ts, did u include the pillars for a reason?
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: Let your hair down.

    I think the pillars on the right can be left out also. There's a nice contrast between lady and the background behind her, but the area on the right is pulling attention away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    A much tighter pic of her without the distractions in the BG would be much better. Esp if you can capture her expressions as she was caught by the water falling down on her.

    Here I've done a rough edit of the crop I was referring to, if you mind, let me know and I'll remove it.
    hi zac,

    this crop works better on the expression, but idk if its enough contrast in the bg for what im trying to show.
    i was trying to show how simple fun can be if we could just break away from the norm
    and do something that others would usually believe as silly or stupid in this busy city.
    or
    maybe i was trying to include too much elements?
    thx anyway! =)

    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    hi ts, did u include the pillars for a reason?
    hi dennis,
    acty, i was trying to include this family of tourists that looked very different from
    the girl and the mother was staring at her, but by the time i af, gone liao lol.
    but yea,

    now, looking at the pic again, the pillars are really a lil distracting..
    thx anyway! =)

    Quote Originally Posted by wildcat View Post
    I think the pillars on the right can be left out also. There's a nice contrast between lady and the background behind her, but the area on the right is pulling attention away.
    hi wildcat,
    okay! will take note of that! thx! i was worrying that there wasnt enough contrast between the lady and the bg, thats why i wanted to include some of the clarke quay area in the foreground..
    but yea, looks like the pillars are grabbing attention.
    thx anyway! =)
    Last edited by chiatlard; 24th July 2010 at 11:39 PM.

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    Default Re: Let your hair down.

    go closer to your subject.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    go closer to your subject.
    I think TS don't want to get his equipment wet, so bo bian, crop would work better I guess. The pillars are quite distracting, so should crop away. The man behind there could provide some nice contrast and story to the photo, but I don't know how well it would work out, go crop and see how

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiatlard View Post
    hi dennis,
    acty, i was trying to include this family of tourists that looked very different from
    the girl and the mother was staring at her, but by the time i af, gone liao lol.
    but yea,

    now, looking at the pic again, the pillars are really a lil distracting..
    thx anyway! =)
    if thats the case, i can understand.

    assuming if the family didnt move away, than there is too much space to the left.

    now, with what u have here, i will say the pillar is distracting, the man does provide add contrast to the composition. but the contrast is quite flat, use s-curve to pp abit lor.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    If you are holding on to a splash-proof camera, go forward and shoot. Don't need to scare the little droplets. Try portrait, it would look perfect.

    P.s. i like the girls expression. For this kind of shot, like dunking machine, capture their expresssion. (Y)(Y)(Y)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    go closer to your subject.
    okay. thanks for your feedback.

    Quote Originally Posted by brapodam View Post
    I think TS don't want to get his equipment wet, so bo bian, crop would work better I guess. The pillars are quite distracting, so should crop away. The man behind there could provide some nice contrast and story to the photo, but I don't know how well it would work out, go crop and see how
    so u mean crop away the pillars but leave the guy there?

    Quote Originally Posted by denniskee View Post
    if thats the case, i can understand.

    assuming if the family didnt move away, than there is too much space to the left.

    now, with what u have here, i will say the pillar is distracting, the man does provide add contrast to the composition. but the contrast is quite flat, use s-curve to pp abit lor.
    ok got it. but erm.. s-curve? u mean by clicking and dragging it?

    Quote Originally Posted by xxdoggyxx View Post
    If you are holding on to a splash-proof camera, go forward and shoot. Don't need to scare the little droplets. Try portrait, it would look perfect.

    P.s. i like the girls expression. For this kind of shot, like dunking machine, capture their expresssion. (Y)(Y)(Y)

    Cheers
    nope my camera wasnt splash proof. yea maybe i was too afraid of getting close to my subjects. will take note of using portrait to capture their expression the next time. thanks.

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