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Old 08-06-2007, 07:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not real happy with this image. There are things I like and things I don't like. The background is one thing I don't like. Is it as distracting to others as it is to me? What could I have done to make this image stronger?

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Old 08-06-2007, 07:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think the background is fine, maybe a shallower DOF but really like this the pose is perfect
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:10 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sheer curtains and maybe close the blinds a bit? You will lose some backlight but that is what I would suggest.
 
 
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I think it works fine because the background isn't cluttered. There's no out of place objects like beer cans or anything.

Sometimes a background like you have is necessary to set a scene or put things in context.

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Old 08-06-2007, 12:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I too don't think the background is too busy. I would edit out the "thing" on the left edge close to her butt. Don't like the bright spots on the blinds, but don't think doing anything about them post is worth the trouble.

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Old 08-06-2007, 01:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I have no problem with the background, though a little more blurring from DOF might be appropriate. I do find the stuff animal more of a distraction because it competes with the model. It basically breaks up the lines of what is otherwise a good basic figure pose.

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Thanks for your comments. They help a lot.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:19 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Not real happy with this image. There are things I like and things I don't like. The background is one thing I don't like. Is it as distracting to others as it is to me? What could I have done to make this image stronger?
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Overall I like the image, including the stuffed animal to give it the effect of looking like a little girl but in a grown girls body. A shorter depth of field would help with the background or you might have shot during evening hours when it was dark outside so that there wouldn't be any additional light coming in the windows. Besides, if Fred can have a toy scarecrow on his image, you can have a stuffed pink poodle on yours. 8-)

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The first thing that caught my eye was the hot spot on the blinds, for some reason. Sometimes a bright background is OK, but I think that if the blinds had been closed a little and there was some way to easily keep the light on the blinds from being brighter than the light on the model, it might make for a stronger image. But that is just my opinion and, since it costs you nothing, it is worth every penny. Rick from Arkansas
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