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pablophotographer 6 952 335
10 Dec 2012 12:51AM
Hi, welcome to Ephotozine (EPZ for short).

What I like in your picture is the relaxed pose your friend has, ihat means you have built a good raport with your model, which is only good if you deal with people. I also applaud the fact that you shot a portrait by holding your camera in a vertical way and that you have filled most of your frame with the person of interest rather than with background bushes. I think too that a slight cropping from the top of the frame would not spoil your picture. Or you could have used that extra wasted space on top to include her knee, for example, at the bottom. Technically I am surprised that you have used a very high ISO (sensitivity) for recording your picture. It seems it is shot not in direct sunlight but in a shadow area. Use higher ISO for shooting when the light of the sky or in teh room you are is low. The aperture you used brought the background out of focus (taht's not bad, actually when shooting portraits people tend to use wider apertures) but at the same time that alllowed too much ight to fall on teh sensor and make your picture hazy and too bright. So if the aperture was kept the same you could have used either a faster shutter speed to allow teh same light to come to the sensor for less time or use a lower ISO so sensor is not so sensitive to bright light. I hope I have not put you off and that you keep your enthusiasm and interest in photography. Have fun, make mistakes, and most iof all enjoy yourself and what teh camera can do for you. Voted. Best regards.

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10 Dec 2012 1:31AM
Thanks so much for the critique. I will for sure keep what you said in mind for the next photoshoot I will do.
Infact... you're the first person who has ever critiqued my photos and I am really grateful because I learnt new things this way. I must also admit that I have improved a lot since last year and these days I've started to take photos in RAW because I've finally come to understand why people take photos in RAW and not jpeg.
Nevertheless, thank you very much for the critique. I really appreciated it Smile.
pablophotographer 6 952 335
10 Dec 2012 12:06PM
iRIN you are welcome. I came back to your picture because I understood I had forgotten to mention that you can use post processing editing software to alter the photo. I am new(ish) to digital myself and I only know of Gimp, which is free to download and Microsoft Picture Gallery which was on my laptop when I bought it. You choose the picture then when it opens you press fix and you play around with exposure and saturation etc. You are more than welcome to use forums to ask questions for issues you want to find out. I have also a blog with general picture advice, you may find useful. I am looking forward to see more of your work. Bye for now.

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