Sunday, March 9, 2008

People Shots


emodelsil1 said...
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Anonymous said...

I told Jacqui I'm not expert, that's for sure, but I'm happy to comment!

1: Love this! Amazing that you were able to capture that expression. I like how it's cropped, too.

2: Awesome and I love the composition--the movement of the flag. I can't help but wish the girl in pink wasn't there.

3: Cute, but I'd want to see Bradley closer.

4: Eh on the color and focus. Sometimes it's hard for me to judge on this monitor, though. How would this look in B/W with a little more contrast?

5: Awwwwww, what more can I say? So sweet.


Angela said...

Hi John,

Thanks for the input on Photoshop. I don't know how to use it yet and have been a bit reluctant - I really want to be able to take great photos and not have to touch up. I don't want to be the person who takes a OK photo and make it awesome with photoshop. Know what I mean? But I also don't want to be left behind with the technological age. It seems that photoshop had become a huge part of digital photography. Anyway, on to the photos. I really love the first one. Bradley's expression is great! You can totally feel his emotion. I like the angle on the second picture. I too think it would have been nice if the girl in pink wasn't there. Maybe you can crop her out. But, it isn't bad. My eye goes first to the flag, the Bradley and then the background. Very cute at any rate. This might sound silly, but I can't really figure out anything constructive to say about the next one. I like it -maybe not my favorite. But who am I to say? :-) The next one is good - Bradley's color is better than the rest of the photo. The background seems a bit overexposed to me. I wish there was more blue in the sky and ocean. Other than that, I think it's really cute. The last one is so sweet! The only thing that I see is the white pillow or sheet at the bottom of the picture. It kind of catches my eye first - a bit distracting. Maybe you could crop a little of it out. I also wonder what it would look like in black and white? So sweet though!! Anyway, I think alot of my thoughts are nit picky. You definitely take great photos!

I love that you are interested in sharing thoughts on each others photography. I love getting the feedback. It definitely helps me to learn. It is also good to see what other people do and to learn from them. You're right - that is one great thing about being in a class. If you're interested, my mom, sister and I are taking a second photography class through parks and rec on Thursday nights. The classes start on March 27th. It sounds pretty fun - basically we will have a different project every week. One example she gave was taking pictures like Georgia O'Keefe or 100 different ways to shoot and egg. Anyway, I'm sure you've got your hands full now with the two boys - just thought I would toss the idea out there.

Anyway, thanks again for your input. I hope I am somewhat helpful. I'm no where near a pro at this. Talk to you later!

Angela said...

Thanks for your input! Yes, the class is through the Scottsdale Parks and Rec and is at the Horizon Center. Let me know what you decide. I will miss the first class because I will be in Boston, but will be there for the rest. I bet you would enjoy it! Have a great night and say hi to Jacqui for me. Hope the boys are doing well and the adjustment is going easily. I'm sure not much sleep at this point, eh?