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    Beach critque

    Beach critque
    I would love your critiques. I am an oil painter and am taking photos for painting but also to preserve family memories. Just learning to use a camera. Thanks in advance.Beach critque-img_1242-2.jpg


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    Re: Beach critque

    Subject position and isolation (in focus) are good. Horizon is in a good location (not the middle of the frame) but should be level. A more interesting sky (blue with some clouds) would help the picture. The swimmer on the man right ether should have some space from his arm or be hidden behind him.

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    Don Kuykendall's Avatar

    Re: Beach critque

    I moved this to the NON Nikon section since this was shot by a canon.

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    Re: Beach critque

    Only thing that bugs me is the horizon line angle.

    Taking a photograph is the only time you would want to follow through.

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    Re: Beach critque

    Quote Originally Posted by Needa View Post
    Subject position and isolation (in focus) are good. Horizon is in a good location (not the middle of the frame) but should be level. A more interesting sky (blue with some clouds) would help the picture. The swimmer on the man right ether should have some space from his arm or be hidden behind him.
    I agree with this. The horizon should be straightened a smidge which should be able to be done with various types of post processing software. And remove the swimmer's head on the right since it looks like it is attached to the man's arm. I'd suggest adding a slight vignette to draw the eyes inwards towards the subject.

    Capturing with oil paint sounds like a fascinating way to hold onto cherished memories! My mother's cousin's son is an artist. Back in the 80's he drew friends and family members to incorporate into book covers. Westerns were one of his favorites because he loved drawing a lot of wrinkles in the cowboys' shirts. In fact, I could walk into a bookstore and tell which covers he drew. It was his signature style.

    Have fun with it! You are off to a great start with your camera.
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  6. #6
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    Re: Beach critque

    Thanks so much for pointing those out. That helps a lot...little things I wouldn't have noticed.

  7. #7
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    Re: Beach critque

    Thanks. I'm new to this. Do you have a link that I should be posting to instead? Is it okay for Canon users to be on this site?

    Thanks again

  8. #8
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    Re: Beach critque

    I didn't know you could fix those things like the horizon in software. Cool! Thanks for the advice.

  9. #9
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    Re: Beach critque

    Thanks!

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    Re: Beach critque

    Quote Originally Posted by Shandor View Post
    Thanks. I'm new to this. Do you have a link that I should be posting to instead? Is it okay for Canon users to be on this site?

    Thanks again
    Yes, you just can't enter the weekly/monthly challenges w/o a Nikon camera. Also, if you have a camera specific question, we probably won't be able to answer it.

    You're in the right spot now - Non Nikon cameras.





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