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Jumping day :)

By zmpoeta
This is photo of my jumping happy Girlfriend in boxing day Smile Its first photo of this kind i have ever took. I would like to improve my skills in this field so tell me what you think. Thanks

Tags: Street photography Photo journalism Portraits and people Sports and action

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FatBoyfocus 7 75 4 United Kingdom
6 Aug 2009 1:22PM
hi there

I'm no pro but, will give you my opinion.
I'm not sure what exactly you were going for here? If the focus was meant to be on the lady then... A bit more of her might have helped in the image... not cutting of the hands and possibly standing back a bit more and less space at the top of her head.
Try using another aperture so the back round is blurred out unless you intended on showing it...
As fot the lady herself... you captured the hair and scarf flowing very nicely... the face look a bit dark around the eyes but agian, not sure what you had planned...
Hope it helps mate Grin

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banehawi Plus
12 1.4k 3465 Canada
6 Aug 2009 1:46PM
Hi Michal,

If your intention is to take an action shot, - looks like she is in mid air in this one, then you need to use Tv mode on your camera, and select a fairly fast shutter speed. Time the shot to take it at the top of the jump, - like what youve done here, where the subject is starting to fall. You camera has an autofucus mode called AI Servo that would also be useful as it tracks moving objects.

Shooting into the sky would also suggest that you will get a better shot using fill flash, which will illuminate the subject a little more to compensate for a slightly lower exposure your camera will select due to the brightness of the sky. You camera manual should have some information about fill flash.


I think this is a good effort for this type of shot.


Regards


Willie
6 Aug 2009 8:18PM
Thanks riaanuys !

Thanks benehawi for very useful information, I have to improve my technique and pay attention to settings and composition.

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