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by Duck
Wed Mar 11, 2015 10:03 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Church Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: Church Wedding

Now you raise an interesting point there Duck... What is the proper aspect ratio? :? This is one of those subjects that can go anywhere.. :) For me, I do my cropping to suit the image, not to suit various aspect ratios... I'm a big advocate for printing and displaying one's photography on walls. Af...
by Duck
Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:42 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Church Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: Church Wedding

Oh. Pleas don’t misconstrue this as my wanting to create an argument as to differences in critiques or advice. Since it, as I alluded to previously, came in to the wedding department and I found it good opportunity to talk about creating a mental “storyboard” when you are out on the job and shootin...
by Duck
Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:52 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Church Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: Church Wedding

Wow! :S

Now there is a photo worthy of display.
Great job.

Add a bit of room above the window so it doesn't lead the eye off the page and you're golden. Personally, crop out the lowest booklet on the bench and add that amount to the top.
by Duck
Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Not to be a pest...
Replies: 27
Views: 2641

Re: Not to be a pest...

The goal of every photographer is to control and direct the light in order to achieve a particular result. The In your case your immediate concern is to soften the light falling on your subject. While a softbox is a great tool for diffusing and controlling light, it is not the only method. In theory...
by Duck
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:02 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Church Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: Church Wedding

TomCofer wrote:Didn't know what "chiaroscuro style" was until Iooked it up, but I like it. :D


Hmm... I should do a tutorial ;)
by Duck
Mon Mar 09, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Church Wedding
Replies: 18
Views: 2070

Re: Church Wedding

I can imagine this image receiving mixed reviews due to its chiaroscuro style use of darkness and light. Personally I like it as it allows for an uncluttered look at some beautiful stained glass windows (which I assume is the subject) while maintaining a sense of location. I also like it because I a...
by Duck
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:34 am
Forum: ― Scapes Critique
Topic: Views of a local lighthouse
Replies: 2
Views: 282

Re: Views of a local lighthouse

Some really great shots, John. Number three is simply stunning and my favorite of the bunch.
by Duck
Sun Mar 08, 2015 6:29 am
Forum: People Critique
Topic: Hitting The Dark Side
Replies: 8
Views: 835

Re: Hitting The Dark Side

Duck ...I have been away so apologise for late reply....I initially skimmed over what you wrote but felt that the info was too valuable to not sit down and study...I also appreciate the time it has taken to post...... I fully understand your post and I will carry this his with me...although it is n...
by Duck
Tue Mar 03, 2015 10:41 pm
Forum: Animals Critique
Topic: 2 Day old rescue pups
Replies: 4
Views: 685

Re: 2 Day old rescue pups

Lens choice can be argued to no end. Ultimately it comes down to whether you did justice to the subject or not. As I see it, these are gorgeous images (#1 and #3 may be a bit too hot in the highlights but that's nit picking and easily corrected) that present the puppies in a cute and pleasing way. T...
by Duck
Thu Feb 26, 2015 4:46 am
Forum: Edit My Shot
Topic: Son Head Shot
Replies: 5
Views: 1317

Re: Son Head Shot

Just for fun, I did an oil painted version. Figured, why not, since you had a funky painted one yourself... :D

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