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Jim Rickards wrote:
#1 The best of the 3 - but why? I find the background separation, or to put it another way, the 3 D look is strongest in this shot. You have two things going for you here. One is the blurred background and the other is the different light levels of background and subject - subject being brighter. Very well done.
What I don't like about #1 is the composition that cuts off the bottom of her dress.
#2. This shot doesn't have the crisp, sharp focus and clear skin tones. It's a good composition, save for once again having the...Show more →
Jim, thanks for the C&C.
1 - I was really focusing on the background separation throughout the shoot. That's really what I was going for in the first place. Since this was sort of a test run of the location, composition wasn't exactly my priority. I shot it again yesterday, but haven't edited anything yet. More to come!
2 - Don't worry, I was definitely paying more attention during the second shoot to hands and feet.
3 - Sharpness is another area I've been struggling with. A tripod was used for the second shoot in which I'll post images later today if I have time. I see your point with the rock and need for cropping. Thanks for pointing that out. One thing I'm not crazy about in this one is there appears to be a horizontal line from something in the background. Can't put my finger on it, but it looks odd. Overall, I like it though.
Thanks for the kind words. I'm really trying hard to improve my weak areas, which seems to be all of them! Haha