couple in evening light

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softmarmotte
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couple in evening light
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never shot people before...thought i should start

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CptAmerica
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Re: couple in evening light
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softmarmotte wrote:

never shot people before...thought i should start

Shooting people is my favorite type of photography. The couple themselves look interesting, but you want to watch for two things in this picture...

1) I would move the crop down (people up). You don't really want to chop off their finger tips, and there is a lot of uninteresting wasted space above their heads. I would crop tighter, and lower, and see if I could... through that creative crop, eliminate the fence posts on the left, and the dead space in the top left.

2) careful of harsh lines and shadows that streak across the faces. Sometimes it can work, depending on the creative application, but often time it just looks like they could have been shifted into a more uniform light.

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softmarmotte
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Re: couple in evening light

CptAmerica wrote:

softmarmotte wrote:

never shot people before...thought i should start

Shooting people is my favorite type of photography. The couple themselves look interesting, but you want to watch for two things in this picture...

1) I would move the crop down (people up). You don't really want to chop off their finger tips, and there is a lot of uninteresting wasted space above their heads. I would crop tighter, and lower, and see if I could... through that creative crop, eliminate the fence posts on the left, and the dead space in the top left.

2) careful of harsh lines and shadows that streak across the faces. Sometimes it can work, depending on the creative application, but often time it just looks like they could have been shifted into a more uniform light.

You're on your way!

Thanks for your observations. Always good to get feedback !

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CptAmerica
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Re: couple in evening light

oh, #3 too.... careful of branches, trees, or poles growing out from the top of people's heads.

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scokill
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Re: couple in evening light

CptAmerica wrote:

oh, #3 too.... careful of branches, trees, or poles growing out from the top of people's heads.

I thought that too.  and the fingers chopped as someone else suggested.  Very quick edit on what might be better.  With enough time and inclination I could expand and put the finger tips on with some space.

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