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Playing around with photo popping,getting bored with photography generally,so trying different things.

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D300 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:26 Aug 2012 - 3:52 PM
Focal Length:17mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.3
Aperture:f/6.3
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Program AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Manual
Title:Covent Garden Paella
Username:SimplySimon SimplySimon
Uploaded:1 Sep 2012 - 7:22 PM
Tags:Digital art, Digitally manipulated
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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 1158 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta86 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 2:07 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This picture manages to put across the sense of vibrancy in the area, with so much going on in such a small area, and the angle chosen is very effective at helping put this message across - you managed to capture a good number of interactions and that adds character to the image.

What I don't understand is the use of colour selection - what does this add to the photo, artistically speaking? I find that it "forces" the eye to move from one area of the picture to the other based on where the yellow "hotspots" are, rather than based on the activities being carried out. I would have preferred a totally black & white picture in this case. For instance, there's a lady with a yellow top showing very brightly - what's the benefit of singling this person out? Another thing I noticed is where there are the peppers showing - having some grey ones and some yellow ones looks unnatural given the nice contrast usually created by red and green peppers in photos.

Finally, I would slightly rotate to the right to ensure the building's line (above Candy Cake signage) is 180-degrees and parallel to the photo's edge, not at an angle.

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SimplySimon
11 Sep 2012 - 6:15 PM

Thank you for the input,i can see where you are coming from.Street/people photography is new to me,as i am not outgoing,but i will keep tryingGrin

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alistairfarrugia
alistairfarrugia Critique Team 1158 forum postsalistairfarrugia vcard Malta86 Constructive Critique Points
11 Sep 2012 - 8:44 PM

I'm new to photography in general so don't just take my word for it lol. Read up and you'll probably find similar comments as tips in general.

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Jestertheclown
11 Sep 2012 - 9:53 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 


Quote: Finally, I would slightly rotate to the right to ensure the building's line (above Candy Cake signage) is 180-degrees and parallel to the photo's edge, not at an angle.


Good advice if you're sure that the tilt is caused by the camera not being straight when you took the shot but in this instance, I don't think that's the problem.
I think that the apparent lean is actually perspective.
If you rotate the image to straighten it, the (nearly) vertical parts in the centre lean to one side. In this instance, I'd remove the offending bit by cropping the top.

Hope this helps.

Bren.

Sorry; should've said that I've uploaded a mod.

Last Modified By Jestertheclown at 11 Sep 2012 - 9:54 PM

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SimplySimon
13 Sep 2012 - 8:20 PM

thanks bren,met up moons ago,when you were mizzog the grizzog GrinWink

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Jestertheclown
13 Sep 2012 - 9:05 PM


Quote: when you were mizzog the grizzog

Blimey, That's a blast from the past, on here anyway. I still use that in some places.

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