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My good mate Ron, sitting on his front porch, off in his own world, and his brand new guitar, complete with swing tags Tongue He doesn't want to take them off GrinGrin

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 550D
Lens:70.0 - 300.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 110.1 - 471.8 mm)
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:5 Aug 2013 - 4:09 PM
Focal Length:70mm
Aperture:f/4.0
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:1250
Exposure Mode:Action (High speed)
Metering Mode:Evaluative
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A Man and His Music
Username:Lynniesefforts Lynniesefforts
Uploaded:5 Aug 2013 - 12:42 PM
Tags:Australia, Guitar, Music, Portrait, Portraits / people
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cjl47
cjl47 e2 Member 6cjl47 vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 1:03 PM

Good set of mono images.
chris

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
5 Aug 2013 - 1:15 PM

These are special images Lynnie !! Very well taken !

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 1:29 PM

Great set of images...he does look in his element...think I like the crop in V4 the best.....great captures

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boov
boov  2 United Kingdom
5 Aug 2013 - 1:56 PM

Super set

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mrswoolybill Critique Team 8481 forum postsmrswoolybill vcard United Kingdom1077 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 4:10 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Very attractive set. V1 works best for me, you have the triangle of the face and two hands, with hand/eye coordination that directs the route for the viewer's eye to follow. Face to his left hand, then down to right hand, then back to face. It's quite important that you've included the top of the guitar, without that it would look cramped, unnatural. Cutting off the lower curve of the guitar is fine, it gives a flat baseline for the composition.
Ron may not want to take the sold sign off but I do, both tags are a real distraction and spoil the harmony and rhythm. As a musician he should understand that! So a Mod will follow. Assuming that your software includes the Clone tool it's a very straightforward adjustment, just follow the lines of the background.
You've used a fast shutter speed to freeze the action. Next time you get a chance to photograph him can I suggest that you experiment with slower shutter speeds - depending on how steady your hands are, as that's quite a heavy lens, try 1/100 second, holding very steadily. If that fails, 1/125 and get him to play something fast! The aim is to get him sharp except for a little motion blur in the right hand. That conveys concentration plus action.
V2 is good, it gives an important element of the action. V4 works better than V3 because he's looking down at the guitar and we can see a reasonable amount of the instrument - though I'd like to see a bit more. In V3 he's looking at his left hand and we can only see a bit of finger.
Musicians are a wonderfully engaging, attractive subject. I hope you get the chance to try again.
Moira

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NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom105 Constructive Critique Points
5 Aug 2013 - 6:44 PM

An interesting and very well observed set of images
summed up so very eloquently by Moira

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
6 Aug 2013 - 1:21 AM

Thank you Moira for your helpful, and much appreciated, advice and tips there... I like what you said re the shutter speeds will try that next time, and thanks again , very much , for taking the time ....

At this stage I cant clone anything as dont have the correct software.. but one day !!

unfortunately Ron loves his tags..he's like that...GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
6 Aug 2013 - 1:23 AM

PS I just saw the mods, thanks heaps Moira, wonderful improvement GrinGrin

Lynette GrinGrin

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