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Daffodils and glass

Daffodils and glass by HelenaJ

I don't know if the space chosen to present them is yours or they have been a finding which you have decided to record.
The space is crucial because it would influence the presentation, if you had more space as on a table you could put them, not in line but scattered around in various distances from the lens. You could try different stem heights as well but presented in a zig-zag way startting from the taller to the shorter left. right, left, right, left. I could suggest also a cheeky picture with all but one flowers turned away from the lens and only one looking towards the lens. It's fun when it's done with people posing, why not with flowers too?

Gathering my thoughts

Gathering my thoughts by peterjay78

Square crop for me on the head.

Check it out



attitude by mohikan22

Greetings Mohikan.

I will take another road (as usual). I shall start from the title ''Atitude''. I don't know who ordered this picture, the model or you have come with the pose yourself.

The background shows a wild animal being unfriendly or just behaving wildly. Taking clues from that, you could have got the man running away from it, but that would not be attitude, right? So... having this background and this man I would have posed him standing with the back to the camera facing the beast having his head turned to one side and the hand brought to his mouth imitating the silencing gesture we do with the index finger on our lips. Now, that's attitude in my books.
You could have also tried the open hands at this position, or a fisting one, with the back of the model turned to us. I both occasions I would have liked to see the eyes of the animal as well, which are omitted from this frame.


Haweswater reflections

Haweswater reflections by cheswal

Ermmm may I suggest to crop the green part at the bottom? The green on the foreground does not look similar with the green at the background because of the weather and lighting conditions, so it comes as a colour paraphony in an otherwise moody and nice picture.

Best regards,


ANDY by marek100

Crystal clear waters... and fairies!
Owning a waterproof camera helps Smile


Becca - Mono

Becca - Mono by IMAG_inE


nice mono conversion. People would say I suggest photographers quite often to attempt to shoot vertical frames. I actually did a narrower one (shorter too) on your picture. where the face is bang in the middle from top and bottom; I have my doubts about the existing width of the frame and the fact that it cuts her ear, so a crop of the most right 1/10 could eliminate that issue while keeping the all the rest. I would also try a horizontal frame for sure to reveal her ear and more piercings there, maybe?



Mongoose by mplayfoot

I could not gain some of the space above the animal's head so I have decided to resize it to what it could move the eye near the centre of the picture. If people start wondering what kind rule of thirds is this Smile examine the proportion of the animal to the habitat. It should be 2 parts animal, 1 part habitat. Smile
The reason for getting rid of the white stone on the top right is because the off-white colour object did hold no importance to the picture which portrays the animal. If it's not necessary, keep it out of the frame.
I must say I find the focusing accurate and the lighting and the colours pleasing.
Aww, as I was finishing writing this, I came up with a much tighter frame.
Good pictures allow you to play with them and get more out of them than you had originally thought.


One Man and the Sea

One Man and the Sea by billmyl


Unfortunately my modification was too small to be uploaded, it consists of a vertical frame that contains the man and the sea but it uses the rock formation just above the man sketching a fictional jaw, an open mouth, a nostril and an orbicunalisoris (the part between upper lip and nostril). I tried various different frames but this was the most interesting I could find. You are right to believe that rules can't make a picture. I think you have attempted to frame the man within the frame made by the rock formation; but the question that needs to be a starting point would be ''what is my main subject''? ''The man and the sea'' seems to have been your answer but you seem to have forgot to apply the ''golden ratio'' 1.618 which describes the relationship of width and length. The man is too small within the picture and although his size works as a measurement of the size of the rock and the sea, the overall picture does not look engaging. I think the issue is a matter of proportions mainly and secondarily it is a matter of light direction and volume. I shall agree that the man is lit perfectly. most of his body is described by the light but I shall compare his total volume with the amount of light on the bottom foreground of the picture (which is coloured beige) attracts most of our attention. (Our eyes, examine first the lightened areas rather than the dark ones). Staying on the man studying at his clothing we can safely assume this is an impromptu image rather than a prepared one. His blue clothes seem to be close to the colour of the sea, as if he wanted to be camouflaged rather than distinguished in the picture.

I would explore the longest focal length of the lens, the 70mm, rather the 17mm to see if there could be a frame wth more interest. Do not fall for the notion ''aww it's landscape, let's go wide'', you need a strong theme and a subject that is depicted immediately by the viewer. Sizing up the subject in the frame correctly should be your priority.


Bonnet Bug

Bonnet Bug by Toobi_Won

Nice graphic theme there. I think the focus of the camera has been either on the top of the plastic ''monster'' or on the right spraying hole. In fact my guess was that you used the widest aperture of the lens but this wasn't the case as I confirmed with the metadata. You might have heard for portraits ''focus on the eye of the poser closer to you''; I think this advice applies here as well.

sei finestra

sei finestra by bliba

Hello Ollie,
Is this picture just one frame?
It's impressive how much width is filled in this frame by you Ricoh camera.
I see towards the top right window a second series of bricks fitted above the window
in contrast with top left window that has only on series of bricks above it. I suspect is
barrel distortion of the lens on its widest and I hope the software you used to turn the pic in black and white
can help you correct it. Ricoh GR is a gem and I hope it serves you for a long time well.

best regards

A Blast From The Past

A Blast From The Past by TelStar


Nice idea to shoot this in black and white. It seems that the convoy from Cuba bringing the cigars had been having problems, as the PM is smoking a ciggie instead of his cigar.
The picture could be trimmed from the right somewhere between the girl and the lamp-post on the background to exclude the entourage on the forefront and the tourists at the background on the right so it leaves us with the historical figures on the left.


New Hampshire's Spring Horizon

New Hampshire's Spring Horizon by trentg23

Hi, and welcome to ephotozine (epz for short).

I shall congratulate your courage to do out and take pictures in the snow, I suspect you are not new to the element and you were dressed accordingly.
Which is only a benefit as I would ask you to knee on the snow and shoot from a low view point with the lens tilted upwards.
Shooting from so low would make the silhouettes of the trees on the left standing above the horizon.

Do not assume shooting from your eye level solely and don't take photos horizontally all the time. Try to focus on something specific rather than a whole of space - vertical frames can help you with that. Experiment and discover.



- by Margherita77

Big bravo from me as well; excellent framing and capture of genuine joy.


moon by seymareh

Hi, impressive picture, did you use the digital zoom of the camera to achieve this close-up?

Dont get to close!!

Dont get to close!! by Bigdenbo

my advice is ''keep it simple''.
I will explain myself: you present a swan's neck, head, hair, eyes, beak and body (partially); your picture contains four colours, white, black, orange and cream-orange(?) -it's hard to describe the colour on the right top part of the head- do I make them sound too many? it's because they seem too many for the frame.
My attempt has turned the attention to the eyes mostly as I have allowed for the flexible neck to appear. Why did I try an oblong shape? It's because I didn't need to show the body on the bottom left to display the bird's grace. The more away the body is the more you perceive the neck to be tall and elegant. Horizontal because I thought to give credit to your original picture, or suggest you might needed to zoom in or ''get closer'' but that might had prompted the bird to defend itself by attacking you. I made use of the diagonal white part separating the two black parts (and notice I cropped the head on the right, rather than leaving it to appear fully) and I have allowed empty black space on the left in an attempt to balance with the white.
And I would urge you to attempt to see my mod in black and white as well.


Dijana by MyOwnWonderland

Hello Maya.

A Japanese woman had told me once upon a time ''if you think too much you won't have time to take pictures''.

Most people liked your picture the way it was and all the 4 modifications prior to mine accept and follow the framing you have done.

You must have noticed that I tend to discuss too much about framing, and here lies the benefit of the critique gallery and the people involved in it, we (including the photographer who submits the picture) offer many interpretations and discuss for the picture in more ways than just the technicalities such as the exposure and the focus.

I am offering you my mod and I would like to take the opportunity to discuss how does the framing can create a story-telling-picture. Yes you have an old car and a model and you want to show retro. But her pose and her position offers you the opportunity to build up a story. A young woman in an old car desperately stuck in traffic. (Well, she looks as if she has been stuck as she does not drive anymore). Now I shall ask you to examine your image again, or closely and notice that the rear window does display an open road, no other cars are jammed in the traffic behind her, the road looks clear somehow... so.... you either take the picture as a car fills up the space back there or.... you reduce the height of the picture - reframing it- to a tight composition that is in tune with her despair and her action of giving up driving and crossing her hands over the steering wheel.

I hope my modification and my train of thought make sense to you and they make you understand and photograph the world in meaningful ways.
The thinking person's imagemaker.

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PortfolioAdded Date/Comment


Added Date: 29/01/2014 - 10:50 PM

Welcome back Ross.


Added Date: 06/07/2013 - 6:31 AM

I came to notice Iain due to a skillful set of pictures he had taken, quite innovative, very clear as concepts, and excellently executed.
The last characterises all of his portfolio, as his skill shine.
Iain is a proof that it is much better for a photographer to stop worrying about the equipment and start focusing on knowing to put it in good use and also of how important the imagination is for turning the ordinary into spectacular.


Added Date: 14/03/2013 - 3:13 PM

Tactile, well seen and well shot pictures. Congratulations IgorKo!


Added Date: 03/03/2013 - 8:00 PM

I speak in a language which is not my own, with the conventions it has and it places on my opinion for Alda's work. I hope I shall be understood.

Alda does not "take pictures" as a photographer. She "makes pictures" like a painter does. A painter has an idea, or a stimulus, and works with his/her tools to make it. I think Alda does the same but instead of brushes, she uses a camera. She portrays "inner thoughts" which she turns into images for other people to see. Not many people have that charisma and that doesn't mean any less for people who shoot more "formal" type of pictures.


Added Date: 26/02/2013 - 9:10 AM

I shall agree with Karl above, I came to know glenn's work through his kind advice. His work is a meticulous celebration of light, shapes and life. His shots are well thought, not just opportunistic or lucky, "Sans tÍte", "Joy ride" prove a photographer who is not only able to conceptualise a picture but is readily prepared to make it happen also. I wish you all the best Glenn, it is a pleasure and honour to have you here.


Added Date: 24/01/2013 - 1:24 AM

Great work. Lighting, composing, timing work perfectly and harmoneously. Bravo.


Added Date: 19/01/2013 - 5:47 PM

Quality in a variety of subjects. Congratulations.


Added Date: 12/01/2013 - 1:00 AM

Welcome to EPZ.

Shot to a professional standard.


Added Date: 27/12/2012 - 10:21 PM

Nice portfolio. Congratulations


Added Date: 09/12/2012 - 11:11 PM

In this quiet and cold night let me bid you farewell with the words of Oscar Niemeyer, the great Brasilian architect, designer of the city of Brasilia and the UN district in NY (among others; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Oscar_Niemeyer_works ) who passed away a few days ago in old age: "When they ask me if the idea of people admiring my work in future, when I will be deseased, pleases me I remind them that these people, too, will pass away at some time. Everything has a beginning and an end. I have. You have. Architecture has [an end]. We must try for the best, yet remain humble. Nothing lasts for ever."

Monuments or miniatures we all contribute to the human civilazation.
May your Soul Rest in Peace.