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    1.in what area is critique to be sought?
    I would like feedback on the composition and the editting choices i made for this picture (the black and white background)

    2.what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
    I hope to capture the glow of the cat's eyes and his mesmorizing gaze towards me.

    3.under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
    When I saw this cat staring at me from a distance, i quickly pointed my camera at it and snapped a picture. I did not the chance to take another picture of it before it leapt away. I diffused a flash to add some fill light for its eyes, to emphasize the glow.

    4.what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
    I personally think the picture is quite well done, considering it is my first time that i took a picture of a cat.

    Thank you!
    Last edited by knoxknocks; 13th January 2011 at 10:35 PM.
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    hi. i would say a tighter crop of the cat's face would look scarier. right now it looks small in the frame that it's not so intimidating. anyways, did you do anything to the eyes?

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    I dunno if my suggestion got use. But i thought if the background is of lighter colour then, the cat would stand out more. Of course at that point in time u cant change the wall colour lah.

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    I find the background underexposed. As the cat fur is dark brown and black, thus at first glance of the picture, will need a 1-2 seconds to adjust to see the outline of the cat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    hi. i would say a tighter crop of the cat's face would look scarier. right now it looks small in the frame that it's not so intimidating. anyways, did you do anything to the eyes?
    I would have to agree with you on the cropping. For the eyes, i increased the brightness on it and gave it a little saturation boost.

    Quote Originally Posted by nitewalk View Post
    I dunno if my suggestion got use. But i thought if the background is of lighter colour then, the cat would stand out more. Of course at that point in time u cant change the wall colour lah.
    I can actually brighten the colour of the wall in photoshop, but I thought that if i changed it to b&w, it would focus more on the cat.

    Quote Originally Posted by kwttan View Post
    I find the background underexposed. As the cat fur is dark brown and black, thus at first glance of the picture, will need a 1-2 seconds to adjust to see the outline of the cat.
    I realised that i made this mistake after i posted this photo >< learnt my lesson, next time i will have to take note of the exposure when editting.

    Thanks for the comments!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kwttan View Post
    I find the background underexposed. As the cat fur is dark brown and black, thus at first glance of the picture, will need a 1-2 seconds to adjust to see the outline of the cat.
    First of all not a lot of great constrast between brick wall and the cat. Best you can do is to meter off a small-area reading with a known mid-tone value ( the platform on which the cat stands), lock metering if necessary and then shoot.......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbot Man View Post
    First of all not a lot of great constrast between brick wall and the cat. Best you can do is to meter off a small-area reading with a known mid-tone value ( the platform on which the cat stands), lock metering if necessary and then shoot.......
    thanks for the tip! will try it out the next time i go shooting
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