Feedback requested. Warning: pictures of kids.

Started Apr 13, 2013 | Discussions thread
marike6
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Re: Warning: photographer was lazy......
In reply to tedolf, Apr 15, 2013

tedolf wrote:

JoeNapa wrote:

These are just some pictures of my home and family that I took with my new Em-5 and 12mm lens.  Thanks, Joe.

No. 1:   Feet are chopped off and out of focus.

Out of focus?  You do realize that's the way DOF works.  And having everything in the image in equal focus defeats the purpose of using a large sensor camera.  Why not just use a P&S?

There is something called "selective focus".  When photographing people, it's perfectly appropriate to have eyes be in focus, and the rest of the body be OOF.

No. 2:   Table, chair are chopped off-no appearent effort at composition of drawings on wall.

No. 3:   Child in back is out of focus.

Again, DOF, and selective focus.  Do you always shoot at f22? I don't know many who do.

No. 4:   Wings are cut off and feet are out of focus.

You do understand Depth of Field don't you?  We know that the child has feet. We don't need them to be as sharp as the eyes to see what kind of shoes she is wearing.

Do you even think about the so-called rules you constantly mention, or do you just parrot them.

This photo is perfect, just the way it is, one of the stronger of the bunch.

No. 5:   Adult is chopped in half.

No. 6:  Now this one could be a good photo if you would frame it to eliminate the power lines.  Can be done in PP so this one is salvagable.

The weakest photo of the set, you like, but want the power lines eliminated?  OK, Ansel.

These photo's demonstate either a complete lack of understanding of composition or laziness on the photographer's part.

Sounds like you've never photographed children before. It's not like the sit around posing waiting for you to make a perfect composition.  Besides, no offense, but your constant over analysis of composition is more annoying (and ironic) than helpful. But I suppose in this case the OP did ask for feedback, and boy did you give it.

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