Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Rate a photo take 2

this is an untouched version of 1

Photo has been photoshoped any improvements or worse?




Same as before rate a photo and help me pick my portfolio.


Morgan said...

Okay I will get the ball rolling

1. not bad a bit busy 5

2. not so great way to busy 4

3. cute but not portfolio worthy 4

Daisy said...

I am going to go with neither. The one of Shasta is overexposed (black and whites should have areas of whitest white and blackest black, without looking over white or over black ... think Ansel Adams for good exposure examples).

The one of Rose is cute, but too busy. Would be better for those kinds of photos if the depth of field was shallower (everything behind the baby out of focus, in other words).

But, that being said, you have some nice photos, and you should keep shooting!!

Morgan said...

Daisy I agree with you. I worked with the lighting on the first one so maybe I should have left it alone. I will just keep trying.

Anonymous said...

The top one is my least favorite, but I can't put my finger on why. Just a little cluttered I guess. I'd give it a 5.

The middle one is actually my favorite. The facial expression is strong enough that I don't even notice the background. Granted, it would be better with a shallower depth of field, but I still really like it. I'd give it an 8.

The third one is a fantastic album photo, but I'd agree, not a portfolio photo. A 7 for cuteness.

Daisy said...

I like the middle photo as well. You might experiment with more dramatic or off-center cropping to make busy photos like that one work.

However, you do seem to have a talent for capturing facial expressions. Photoshop can make a so-so photo a great one, it's very forgiving that way.