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#1 Gwangi

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 12:36 AM

Hi all,

I took a few pictures of a shrimp... Please comment how I can improve on it. Need some new insight to it...

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Due to size limite I'm putting the others pictures in then next few post.

Picture 1 of 4

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#2 Gwangi

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 12:38 AM

Picture 2 of 4

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#3 MikeVeitch

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 02:16 AM

I like picture #2 quite a bit. Nice usage of an angle and you were able to keep the whole shrimp in frame and in focus. This is a very difficult subject to expose properly and you did a good job.

#1 it gets a little lost with the background but again a nice angle. Crop that one tightly and it is great. The upward angle on that is better composition than the straight down angle on #2...

I'd say keep up the good work...

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#4 Rocha

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 11:33 AM

I agree with Mike, and my favourite is #2 as well. I really like the detail and exposure on the shrimp. The diagonal orientation transforms it into an interesting composition.

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#5 Gwangi

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Posted 08 November 2005 - 08:58 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments...

Do you think this will make a better picture?

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#6 mattdiver

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:37 AM

Given the position of the shrimp, I think a vertical orientation would look better...



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Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:39 AM

Oops, forgot to attach the image to illustrate my previous post...

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:54 AM

I agree with the previous comments. I think putting the subject off center would also help. Centering the subject is fine if the key focus point of the shot is not centered. (usually) I only say this as you appear to center the subject in the frame.
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Posted 30 November 2005 - 07:22 PM

Pic number 1 was good cause it was straight on but the shrimp is just too translucent in the pic with the background. Pic 2 is a well taken and a great representation. Pic 1 would have had better impact but nothing you could have done other than maybe play with the strobe somehow. You could crop the pic a little, play with the burn tool a little to darken the back ground and get a little more saturation pop on the bands on the shrimp.
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