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10/09/2012 - 7:23 PM

First Wedding

First WeddingI'll start off from the premise that I'm not an expert and only just started in photography. However some things I noticed are worth pointing out I believe. First of all, notice that blurred outline in blue and yellow of what seems like a broom to me? That should go...edit it out. It's two bright colours in an otherwise good background...that's not ideal.

Secondly, the black space under the chin can be edited to look lighter and give the impression that the beige wall continues.

Another thing, which may be more of a personal opinion here, is that the hand entering from the left is not really good composition technique. At least show the person's face as well to create a connection between the make up artist and the bride.

Finally, and this comes from my award winning tutor's lessons, not me...ideally, both eyes of the subject should be visible and the nose should not extend beyond the cheeks for this precise reason.

I hope you don't take this harsh criticism negatively. After all this is what the critique gallery is for. Regardless of what I pointed out, I think the picture still conveys the excited mood of the bride pretty effectively. Good luck for your next photos!
10/09/2012 - 10:34 AM

ladybug

ladybugI think the composition could have improved had you located the ladybug slightly off-center. Also, could you have zoomed in more to allocate more space to the insect rather than the leaves? I think the picture would improve had you done so. I particularly think that the flower on the right hand side of the picture detracts attention from your subject and should be cropped out.
10/09/2012 - 10:18 AM

Small Spider- big lens.

Small Spider- big lens.I think 1 and 4 are the best - you should show more of the subject given that the web is a pretty standard spider web with nothing striking or different, (more spider, less web). That leaves us with 1 and 4 therefore...

I think 4 looks slightly sharper and in macro shots I believe higher sharpness always leads to a better result, particularly a shot where depth of field wasn't a critical component (being from top view, not frontal). Had the picture been taken from the front, depth of field in the image would be more important, but being from the top, all of the spider has to be sharp, including the web underneath it to give the spider some context.

So my suggestion is to present picture 4 if you had to pick one.