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Welcome to the one of my first rants on the photo phorum. This is strongly related to the fact that Klips has just put out some awesome photos,. Stop by to enjoy and give a crit.
I just wanted to point out that one of them, is simply brilliant and i strongly feel we can all learn a bit from the Alphatoros and his breath taking example of dynamic photo : Strobe Sault
Now, what i've done is that i've taken the photo and modified it a bit, flipped and desaturated it, just to make my point and make the goodies in the photo even more obvious.
We all know that lines give the balancing of a photo. In this case, the lights on the ceiling are diagonally positioned in the photo to give it speed and direction.
The fact that the character is positioned towards the end of the lines defined by the lights give a major plus. The eye is led right into the great pose.
Now, Klips, i know you where not exactly posing in there, but, what the heck, it's still a pose. Which is unusual and again very dynamic. Also, giving the impresion that you are looking in the camera is, again, a plus.
The fact that the body is not parallel, and somehow, does not fit perfectly in the parallelism of the leading lines, give the bit of unusualness that this photo needs.
There is a lot of it in it. Good use of lighting in here, gives the eye time to rest and enjoy the photo while browsing it.
Bottom line: a great photo. Thank you very much!
Last edited by Le Gab; January 24th, 2008 at 06:26 AM.
I'm going to like this thread :]
It's like a photography class, hehe.
Thank you, ma'am.
I'll do my best to keep this updated if you guys find it useful.
great idea Gab.
and yes, that's a beauty
congrats to klips also.
My guarding angel is a double agent !!
Yes, we all know your deep love of negative space (for example in the source of your avatar!). I agree with Gab, that is an awesome example of a great photo... if only I could get myself off the habit of always putting the subject in the centre of the image; I always feel as though I'm too simplistic to not be looking directly at the subject.
morning all. It truly is a great photo. one that i would have been proude to have taken my self..but i didnt..dam you kelps!
no, great photo. and great idear legab
Hahaha, thanks so much guys, this really means heaps! I'll try to maintain this level of work, but I can't be inspired every time
Can we post pictures that we want like...really critiqued here? And get them intensely critiqued? Cause...no one that I know really knows how to do that for me And the people that do don't.
Good initiative Gab!
That gives me an idea for a thread. "In depth critique thread". One person posts a pic which is then reviewed and critiqued in depth. Anyone who makes a critique is then allowed to post a pic to get critiqued by the next person and so on.
With the amount of work in peoples threads in depth critiques are not so common although some people do them (Mr Mu, Le Gab, Purplerose sometimes takes the time). I think it would be a good way for everyone to learn, and great to have it all in one place. What do y'all think?
I like this idea, and there has to be a few rules to really make it work:
you can only post a photo AFTER you have critiqued someone
you have to give at LEAST one critique per photo you post in the thread, preferably more
you have to give a full critique to qualify for 'posting status', as it were. One liners don't count.
I think since this is Gentile's idea she (he says, hoping he has the gender right. If not, very sorry!) should go first.
Edit: wait, you and morbid can fight it out, as it seems a collaborative idea.
I made a thread for it before I read your reply Klips. Please tell me what you think about the rules. I think maybe my rules will discriminate less experienced photographers because they might not be able to give as good critique, but Im not sure how to make them better.
Haha thanks Kilps, I am a female haha.