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p.1 #1 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


Comments/advice always welcomed.







Cheers!
Dave

Edited on Feb 12, 2012 at 01:18 PM · View previous versions



Feb 11, 2012 at 08:55 PM
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p.1 #2 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


is my computer messed up or is it supposed to cut off half her eye and face? honestly jw not trying to knock it or anything.


Feb 11, 2012 at 09:38 PM
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p.1 #3 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


Kill the frame. Seriously, it's bad.

Plus her face is cut in half.



Feb 11, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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p.1 #4 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


Thanks guys ... sorry about that. I was just trying to think outside the box. ;-)

Cheers!
Dave



Feb 11, 2012 at 11:31 PM
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p.1 #5 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


master inside the box first ... some would say ...


Feb 12, 2012 at 04:14 AM
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p.1 #6 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


sbkracer wrote:
master inside the box first ... some would say ...


I agree, and some would also say art is not always traditional. ;-)

Cheers!
Dave



Feb 12, 2012 at 01:13 PM
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p.1 #7 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


looking at a half cut eye does not immediately invoke a plesant experience which the rest of the photo is intended to be. nothing wrong with experimenting but I would suggest a diifferent mood with this crop or a different crop with this mood ;-)


Feb 12, 2012 at 02:41 PM
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p.1 #8 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


Nix the text too IMHO text is for T-shirts. Cool you tried outside the box tho.


Feb 12, 2012 at 08:03 PM
 



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p.1 #9 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


I'm with the rest of the posters. Looks like it's a nice headshot from what I can see, but the frame, cropping and text only hurt it.


Feb 12, 2012 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #10 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


The first two responses sum up my thoughts. I said to myself - nice picture of a frame.


Feb 13, 2012 at 02:49 AM
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p.1 #11 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


Thanks everyone for the critique. I'll keep all this in mind for the next time. As someone posted, I clearly need to master inside the box first before I venture outside of it. lol


Feb 13, 2012 at 09:49 PM
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p.1 #12 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


The reason ...

Hi everyone!

Here's the main reason (other than trying to experiment with no obvious success) why I cropped this image the way I did. One thing I learned after looking at these pictures is I need to use caution when photographing someone with these kinds of glasses. Note her right (our left) eye and the distortion of the face her glasses caused. Clearly I need to reposition the subject, or remove these kinds of glasses altogether.






I may be wrong but I don't think such is acceptable and makes the whole image look distorted. Anyone run onto this sort of thing before, and if so ... is such acceptable to you and why?

Thoughts?

Thanks,
Dave



Feb 14, 2012 at 01:10 AM
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p.1 #13 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


Since you have the glasses so far down her nose, why not take them off completely? They are a bit distracting bisecting her face like that. The lens distortion doesn't really bother me too much, it shows that the glasses are working.

You've got a more important thing covered by not having the lights reflected in her glasses. That's more distracting IMO.



Feb 14, 2012 at 01:27 AM
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p.1 #14 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


The uncropped headshot is much better than your cropped/framed version. I find the cropping a little tight, but am not bothered by the glasses.

I would agree that it's important to master "inside the box," but putting a distressing crop in an ugly digital frame and text that looks like a watermark is not exactly thinking "outside the box." A similar headshot to your uncropped version, but a little looser would be a very agreeable image.

Arka C.



Feb 14, 2012 at 07:36 AM
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p.1 #15 · My wonderful wife, Angela!


I hate the cheesy frame and the text.

I really like the crop. It shows some creative thinking and I like that. Of course, you please the client with a convention portrait first, then you start thinking outside the box and get creative. You've done both with one shot. I like that. It will make me look at some of my portraits again and see if I can think outside the box like you.

Thanks.

John



Feb 14, 2012 at 06:45 PM





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