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#1 kdgonzalez


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Posted 07 March 2018 - 11:08 AM

Hi everybody,


Just got back from Fiji and have started to edit some photos.  Had a great time shooting macro and looking for some critique.   Thanks.


40635128102_3cff4ce45a_c.jpgfiji-5 by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr


40635129142_0706903650_c.jpgfiji-4 by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr


40635131832_670a1c8051_c.jpgfiji by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr

#2 errbrr


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Posted 16 March 2018 - 05:53 PM

Your first shot is my favourite - good eye contact and dynamic lines through the picture. I want to like the third one as I love the colours, but maybe it could be improved by angling the other way?


Great shots all three regardless, good focus.

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 04:37 PM

Love the 2 first ones. The first one stands out more due to the black background but the I like the angle more of the second one. I only shoot video but I’m gonna give this angle a try next time I head out to shoot!

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Posted 21 March 2018 - 11:09 PM

all good images the first is my favourite :-) 


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#5 kdgonzalez


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Posted 28 March 2018 - 06:57 AM

thanks for the feedback. what do you think about picture 2 with a dark background


41054114751_03f9315d42_c.jpgfiji-33 by Karyll Gonzalez, on Flickr

Edited by kdgonzalez, 28 March 2018 - 06:57 AM.

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 12:56 PM

Good lighting & composition on all. I'll break with the trend and say the 3rd is my favorite. 


Thank I prefer the original background on the second. 

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Posted 25 April 2018 - 11:05 PM

The first really is a great shot, i wish i had done it!

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Posted 23 May 2018 - 07:44 PM

Try flipping the first two horizontally. Since the majority of the world reads from left to right, our eyes tend to look at an image from left to right. Right now they are facing more to the right and it doesn't connect as much. The composition now tends to lead the viewer off the page at the lower right since the fish is looking that way and the thing it's on. If it's looking to the left the viewers eyes will stop at the fish and keep them looking rather than leading on to the next image. There are instances where you would want to lead the viewer to the next image though. 


First image - Flip Horizontally, Darken background


Second - Flip, lighten the fish and only slightly darken the background


Third - The lighter part of the image behind the fish is distracting and makes it hard to see the primary subject. Darken that area to even out more. Then darken the background and lighten the fish.


I put together a basic example of what I'm suggesting and obviously it could be adjusted a little more but this should give you the idea.

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