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  1. GMACK24

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    highlights on the side of her face a little distracting. also, the background is too much in focus....needs much less DOF
     
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    adjust your aperture for a more portrait-like dof. the setting of your picture doesn't matter as much as the subject. if you're trying to capture the expression on her face, zoom in and capture those details. i'm guessing your co-worker's mother knows what she looks like, she wants you to capture salient qualities as a photographer with developed sensibilities.

    the curvature or angle of the bench is distracting to me. could be an easy pp fix, or you should emphasize it as an object in the scene.
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    Zoom in.
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Not a fan. I'm looking all over the place in the pic and not on the subject.
     
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    yeah deff will crop to eliminate most of the bushes and bench.
    thanks for the comments.
    This is my VERY first attempt at photographing a person.
    ALL of my photos are of landscapes / cityscapes.

    I recruited about 6 other females in my office for more photos when the weather gets nicer : )
     
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    any other thoughts ? suggestions ?
     
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    I thought of this when I saw it.

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    THIS IS EASSSTARRRRRRRRRRR!

    OP: Seriously though, why would you do a 4:3 crop?
     
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    needs more bokeh
     
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    GMACK, get closer. Fill the frame with the subject.
     
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    question spurious, what are the disadvantages of using a 4:3 crop ratio?
     
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    1. Prints don't come in 4:3, if it's for her mother I doubt she has the internets.
    2. 4:3 ruins thirds, which wouldn't be a problem if the subject were centered but she is clearly not.
    3. Human eyes see a rectangle, not a square.
    4. 4:3 looks like it came off of a disposable digital.
    5. I don't like it, which is what I was basing my opinion on. I never said it was wrong, I just asked why.
     
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    cool, thanks
     
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    ok Guys thank you -
    I also need to clarify that this is my VERY first photo of a person. '
    All I have ever shot are buildings so I appreciate the comments.

    Can someone take the original and crop it for me for a tutorial ?
    That would be appreciated. As I have never done this before.
    Here is the "large"

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/gmack24/2327701132/sizes/l/

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    Is this better ?
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    zoomed in the expression on her face looks very odd...like shes in the middle of smiling...its just looks very awkward.
     
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    its actually pretty terrible. :dunno:
     
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    not the best picture... but good try?
     
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    now it just looks like a crop.

    But if you were to crop it, I think it'd be better to include her body....not just her neck and face.

    I see she has a ring on her hand. That should be in the picture. I think these things tell a little bit about the person.

    And next time, with that kind of background, use shallow DOF
     
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    and sorry again I am a noob how would you get Shallow DOF ?

    Thanks again for the Helpful Tips. This is a disaster. LOL ! !
    but a good learning process for me.
     
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    Place your subject away from the background more and use a larger aperture
     
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    And how would I take this photo with Shallow DOF ?
    Looks like the camera Decided to focus on the trees and not her face.
    the setting I used was "Portriat"
    on my Canon Point and Shoot.
    Looks like I will have to use "M" Manual next time. . . .
     
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    well, you really can't get shallow DOF with a P&S, you can get dslrs used for few hundred bux anyway, you should look into that option
     

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