jbf

jbf

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Joined on Nov 3, 2002

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  • You did a lot correctly. I like the strong foreground interest of the village with the mountain towering in the background. I like that the tree mirrors the shape and balances the visual weight of ...
  • Since you're asking for general advice (communication tools) and not specific advice relating to photography like posing, camera settings, or lighting, I strongly recommend that you do the following: ...
  • You know what other activity degrades your memory... pretty much anything. Don't talk to the people around you. It may distract you and cause you to miss out on life.  ;-) Even doing nothing other ...
  • Very nice job!
  • I really like the trees in the background, but if you include the trees then you get the boat on the right side in the background which makes the image unbalanced and the line where the water ...
  • Replied in TOY PHOTOS
    You have some very cool toys!  Good job photographing them.  I think a little more space in some of them would help, but your technique is very good and I like how the last two, in particular, ...
  • Replied in Personality?
    I really like the way you've given this flower a personality. There's one word that comes to my mind immediately to describe it's personality. Just to try to stimulate a little discussion and out ...
  • When you're photographing one flower or a few flowers, a busy background can ruin the photo.  In the case of the photo below, you're really photographing a pattern made up of flowers and leaves.  ...
  • Replied in C&C Please
    Great concept. I have a few suggestions. First, the composition seems off. He's stuck on the right side looking to the right. It would be better to place him a little left of center. Also, the ...
  • Replied in Tips
    I don't like beating a dead horse... but what the heck. :-) As the other posters said, getting closer will improve your photos considerably. Here are a few of your shots with all of the distracting ...
  • Let me start by saying that the level of creativity is amazing for someone who is new to photography.  You jumped into the deep end.  My favorites are the two wall shots.  The brick wall is a ...
  • Thanks David. The link didn't show. I think this is the advice to which David is referring (none of which is original to be honest): "Find a clear subject and position it off center facing into the ...
  • Replied in David and Desorb
    Thank both of you for the nice words. I'll take a shot at answering the questions above.  An easy way to think of ISO is like a volume knob on an amp- louder volume equates to a brighter image ("It ...
  • Replied in Rose Rafting
    It's difficult to find much interesting to say about photos of flowers other than "pretty flowers" which is why most flower photo posts don't receive many comments. I do think that flowers are ...
  • Welcome and congratulations on the new camera. Just an fyi, this forum doesn't get as much action as many of the other forums and it isn't great for technical advice, so don't feel bad if your ...
  • I'm torn on this one.  My initial reaction was- this is a great photo with really nice lighting and it shows off the subject's personality very strongly. On the other hand, the subject is sitting ...
  • A lot of things were done well in these, but David makes a good point about the cropping on the last one.  The arm is front and center and it's supporting her weight, so cropping out the hand is ...
  • I don't think either version works very well.  Converting to B&W was a good idea because the colors are not strong.  However, all of the contrast in the B&W version is in her dress, so her face ...
  • I like the vintage effect. I just think it's too strong in #1. When I look at that photo I see the processing first and the subject second. I read the following post in the Retouching forum a few ...
  • On the first one, the processing is too strong for my taste and I don't like composing it so you just see her head in the corner.  In the third one she has an usual expression and she's also a ...
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