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Whats wrong with this image


11 Sep 2012 10:09PM
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Took two, and photographer missed it, we ask our photographers take two shots only. We only have 10 minutes or less to photograph team, and individuals. Thats youth sports photography, schedule is more important than quality to the customer.
It happens, here is the original.

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Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
11 Sep 2012 10:19PM
Seems a strange way to run a business, putting convenience before the customer but I suppose that it happens.

In the case of this shot, now that I've seen the original, I'm inclined to think that I'd have left it alone.

Just my opinion, of course.

Bren.
MikeRC e2
9 3.5k United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 11:14PM
If they have this many kids will they even notice anything amiss ?
....even if there is even one more or less child. Tongue


Quote:I'm inclined to think that I'd have left it alone.


.....me too.
11 Sep 2012 11:29PM
I will offer the reshoot, This is the league presidents team, he will notice
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
12 Sep 2012 10:27AM

Quote:Wow! Only one person got it! There is only one alteration, they are not pasted together. (its the boy on the right , front row. Its his arm, in the original hes grabing his crotch)
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Would have been worse if he'd been grabbing someone else's. Wink

As an amateur snap it is fine. Don't worry about the wee bit of manipulation. If the parents had wanted a professionally produced photograph they would have hired a professional. What you are giving them is an nice record shot that they will be pleased with.
Jestertheclown
6 6.6k 242 England
12 Sep 2012 10:54AM

Quote:Would have been worse if he'd been grabbing someone else's. Wink

Many years ago, when I was in senior school, we were all positioned for the annual all-school photo. It was always a real old fashioned thing with all of the children in lines kneeling sitting and standing, I'm sure you know the kind of thing.
My mate and I were placed in a row, seated, bolt upright with our hands on our knees. Except that we had our hands on each others' knees.
The shot was duly taken and sold to all the parents and it was three years later that I was summoned to the head's office to explain what we were up to!
gingerdelight e2
8 298 11 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 1:05PM
My opinion, for what it's worth, give them the original shot - nothing wrong with where the little boy's hand is, it's not even noticeable, however it IS noticeable that something is amiss with the arm in the edited image. It's a cute, group photo that I am sure the parents will like very much!

Just as an aside, if you were going to edit anything I would have been inclined to crop it in slightly, losing a bit of the grass at the front especially.

Carol
Pete e2
13 18.7k 96 England
12 Sep 2012 1:18PM
Parents won't notice...they will see their boy and it will deliver a happy memory. The original doesn't look too much of a problem to me.
Carabosse e2
11 39.7k 269 England
12 Sep 2012 1:30PM

Quote:I'm inclined to think that I'd have left it alone.


Ditto.
Focus_Man 4 481 631 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 4:01PM

Quote:40 mile drive to reshoot, if its even possible


Totally crackers, surely nobody ever takes just one shot? It isn't like you are using up costly film is it? A bit of memory stored temporarily costs nothing.
macroman e2
11 15.3k England
12 Sep 2012 4:17PM
Agree with the cropping suggestion.

Also the hand is nicely balanced by the hand of the boy on the LHS, and with the ball in the middle it gives a nice bit of symmetry to the shot.
Makes it appear more professional. Grin
colin beeley e2
12 1.1k 10 England
12 Sep 2012 8:29PM
the original is better , in your first shot i thought he had his hand down his pants ! i also think you should have got down a bit lower.
tepot 10 4.4k United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:23PM

Quote:Wow! Only one person got it! There is only one alteration, they are not pasted together. (its the boy on the right , front row. Its his arm, in the original hes grabing his crotch)
As far as the kids stranging each other, they are. Grin
I can't decide if it will pass the parents or not. Thanks for the imput.



Don't ALL kids grab their crotches? i'm tellin' ya, once they find the one eyed snake, it's a lifetime interest Tongue

Terry.
tepot 10 4.4k United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 9:25PM
i would have got down to a lower position and moved in filling the frame.

Terry.

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