A&P OTAP. I need your help. Which ones suck (24 pictures)

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  1. adamlewis88

    adamlewis88 New Member

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    Feel free to tell me they all do. I really want to know what doesnt belong here.

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    I see 24 red X's
     
  3. adamlewis88

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    Odd. Theyre just Photobucket.
     
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    mondaynightmike New Member

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    Just tried in FF and they load, maybe it's just chrome then :hs: my bad.
     
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    more of the volyball chick
     
  6. jared_IRL

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    2 and 19 are the ones I find the weakest.

    4, 9, 18, 20 and 21 are my favorites.

    portfolio? Some good shit in there!
     
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    They all look good to me, but I'm not a sports photographer. :hsd:
     
  8. Girth

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    not a fan of 3, but the rest look good.
     
  9. adamlewis88

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    Thats not just any "volleyball" chick. Thats Holly McPeak.

    Meh...Something like that. I dont have much that is "portfolio" worthy simply because I havent shot very long and I havent really dedicated myself during that time. I also still have a LOT to learn. That aside, theres some plublications around town who have VERY bad photographers so Im hoping maybe I can get someone to pick me up. I guess it technically will be a "portfolio" but I really think only maybe 2 pictures in there are "portfolio" worthy.

    Haha thats ok. You can still give your opinion.
     
  10. bntboz

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    5 looks like it's cropped too tight.

    12 needs more ass in the pic.

    the rest look good to me.
     
  11. adamlewis88

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    Thanks. Ill take a look at them when I get home. Theyre all 3:2. #5 is tight because if it was looser, youd see a lot of distracting people in the background.
     
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    bntboz ACME user text OT Supporter

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    yeah but you trimmed off the guy's head and toes.
     
  13. adamlewis88

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    Like I say, Ill just have to look at it when I get home again.
    I probably weighed it out and decided that cropping off an inch of a guys head and cleaning up the background was better than including it all and having a mess behind him.

    I know this will come off sarcastically because its the net (but I sincerely dont mean for it to), but is that little inch of his head that important? Or ther very tips of his toes? What extra insight do you get into the story when those are present? What do you lose when theyre gone? Im asking that in all seriousness.

    I think a lot of people stick to these "rules" because they dont know any better. Its a "rule" to not crop off the top of someones head or the tips of there toes but thats just a guideline. If they dont aid the story telling, and cropping them brings you closer to what the story is, what is the benefit of leaving them there?

    If Im wrong, please please please educate me. I still have a lot to learn myself but this is one thing Ive kinda picked up on.
     
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    2, 3, 13 and 19 would go for me.

    7, 14, 18, 23 and 24 aren't bad.. but they all seem like shots that you probably get 25 of each game/event you shoot, they're not different than anything anyone else with a technical knowledge of sports photography wouldn't get.

    21 could get cropped a bit tighter, and a bit more to the left.

    There are a few really nice ones though, 1 is awesome, the volleyball server, 12, was originally a throw-out until I saw the ball reflected in her glasses :bowdown:, but maybe it would benefit from a tighter, horizontal crop?

    18 is probably the best shot, really nice, sucks that it was under such shitty lighting though.
     
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    Remove — 7, 9, 12, 17, 19, 21, 23, 24

    Although these are not terrible, Adam, I would leave them out you're entering these in a competition as they are a cut below the rest. However, the rest are really solid.
     
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    The girl's face absolutely makes that shot :bowdown:
     
  18. adamlewis88

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    I actually had that online already because I thought about the tighter, hoirzontal crop as well :hs:
     
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    While its nto my favorite, 3 is one that I really liked but seem to be getting the most delete comments about :hs:
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    Yeah. When I made my first pass I thought the same because of the weird shapes. But when I looked at for a second longer I saw her face and loved it.
     
  21. Drunken Karnie Midget

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    3 Cut off your secondary subjects. great shot of the goaltender, but it's really disjointed with half a body in the shot as well.
    19 (the post is pretty soft. overall seems flat)
    22 I like the shot, but you just cut off too much of him.. It'd make an awesome tall crop. :hs:
     
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    they all look noisy to me.
     
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    I think a lot of those are fantastic. Too many to comment on at the moment, but overall I like the majority.
     
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    i was goign to say 2
     

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