Eden Photographers Club Meeting - Tuesday, January 17th @ 7 pm EST (Topic: Cropping)

Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
OK, time for critiquing!

The rules are simple. Everyone who wants to participate should now post one of their photos to be critiqued. Then, by replying to a specific image, everyone should post at least one positive about the image and at ... More
I have 2 photos. Remember the color is a little lackluster from the new printer I havent adjusted yet. But one I cropped the first. And the second could use some cropping I just havent decided where yet, I keep going back and forth.



01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Ooh ooh! Cropping improvement advice please:

01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jul!a
This is very true. Although if maybe there were only one copy that lived near me then? lol
Haha! We'll see if I can set up a Calvin-and-Hobbes-esqu e duplicator!
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
OK, here's mine. I decided to do some experimental photography after Santa delivered the presents on Christmas Eve. Nothing extraordinary, but I thought I'd branch out and see what I could do with a long exposure/zoom combo.

01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
Haha! We'll see if I can set up a Calvin-and-Hobbes-esqu e duplicator!
HAHAHAHAHAHHA. So cute.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
OK, here's mine. I decided to do some experimental photography after Santa delivered the presents on Christmas Eve. Nothing extraordinary, but I thought I'd branch out and see what I could do with a long exposure/zoom combo.

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Wow!

The only thing I dislike a bout this is the ghosted picture frames to the northwest of the actual picture frames. I doubt there was a way to avoid that, though.

Otherwise, that's pretty nifty!
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Antipova
Ooh ooh! Cropping improvement advice please:

I love how you pitted them against each other. But the background distracts me a lot, the line down the left side. They would look lovely outside.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
This is a sillier one that I took with my cell phone. I was torn on keeping all of the steering wheel in or cutting the top portion completely out.

01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I have 2 photos. Remember the color is a little lackluster from the new printer I havent adjusted yet. But one I cropped the first. And the second could use some cropping I just havent decided where yet, I keep going back and forth.



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I really like how you cropped the first one, although I may have left a little more negative space to the right side of the dog.

The second one would look cool as a long narrow frame to me, if you cut out a bunch of the sky.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
OK, here's mine. I decided to do some experimental photography after Santa delivered the presents on Christmas Eve. Nothing extraordinary, but I thought I'd branch out and see what I could do with a long exposure/zoom combo.

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I love that it kept the integrity of the christmas tree shape through the way the light splashes out. And the color being really shadowy. But the cards or whatever is in the left upper corner distracts me a tad. As does some of the stuff on the right. I wish it was more shadowed on the right.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I have 2 photos. Remember the color is a little lackluster from the new printer I havent adjusted yet. But one I cropped the first. And the second could use some cropping I just havent decided where yet, I keep going back and forth.



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For the first photo, I love the combo of the dog with the trucks (funny how my mind went immediately to the connotation of them being older model vehicles, even though they likely weren't). I think I'd like the photo better if the angle was a bit different, placing the dog slightly more to the right and seeing more of the garage.

For the second one, the first thing that pops out to me as a distraction is the vignetting (the dark areas at the corners, for those of you not accustomed to the word). Otherwise, I like the juxtaposition of the desolate landscape punctuated with the sign and house. The clouds also bring interest to something that otherwise would have been dead space.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Antipova
Ooh ooh! Cropping improvement advice please:

Center the Eleven in the frame more? It bothers me that it's sticking out of/touching the side, lol.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Antipova
Haha! We'll see if I can set up a Calvin-and-Hobbes-esqu e duplicator!
That would be awesome!

Or if you're ever near Chicago, I'll treat you to Denny's. I know Denny's food mostly sucks, but my friends mostly make up for it, lol.
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat


01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Jul!a
This is a sillier one that I took with my cell phone. I was torn on keeping all of the steering wheel in or cutting the top portion completely out.

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I like how you get a bit of everything in this, the longness of the steering wheel, and the circular shapes. but it looks like its not directly straight on which kind of bugs me, like I want to sit slight to my right and look left at it to compensate. P.s. Cute giraffe.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I love how you pitted them against each other. But the background distracts me a lot, the line down the left side. They would look lovely outside.
Yeah, I was planning to crop the windowsill after taking it, (and therefore hovering the steel closer to the windowsill than to the dresses I was on the other side of). Next time I need to plan better.

I like to do things outside when I can, but sometimes it's all cold and windy. It's always worth it for a video, though.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
OK, here's mine. I decided to do some experimental photography after Santa delivered the presents on Christmas Eve. Nothing extraordinary, but I thought I'd branch out and see what I could do with a long exposure/zoom combo.

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I think the only thing that bothers me is the doorway that moves with everything, although the only way around that would have been to move the tree instead which would definitely have been the more difficult option. Otherwise, I love it.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Ooh ooh! Cropping improvement advice please:

I'm not sure there needs to be any cropping improvement as much as the fact that the photo was taken with the dildo already partially cropped. In general, you don't want your subject touching the edge of your photo (1st image), and the line running through the tip (2nd photo) is a bit distracting. The exposure and sharpness are just fine, though, and you certainly get a feel (visually, anyway) for what the steel brings to the party.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Jul!a
That would be awesome!

Or if you're ever near Chicago, I'll treat you to Denny's. I know Denny's food mostly sucks, but my friends mostly make up for it, lol.
Sounds good to me!
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I like how you get a bit of everything in this, the longness of the steering wheel, and the circular shapes. but it looks like its not directly straight on which kind of bugs me, like I want to sit slight to my right and look left at it to ... More
Haha yeah, I think I was sitting in the middle of the bench seat there. We were stopped for gas. And thank you, that is my petite lap giraffe
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
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Originally posted by Jul!a
This is a sillier one that I took with my cell phone. I was torn on keeping all of the steering wheel in or cutting the top portion completely out.

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I like it with the full wheel its more recognizable as a steering wheel. I'd try just darkening the top of the pic because its sending in alot of harsh white light, when the bottom of the pic is so dark/defined
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Antipova
Sounds good to me!
Score!
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Curiouscat


To be honest I like the coloring but it gives off a very myspace angle photo. And in the second I feel like I want to change the angle of her head to more of a profile, hair out of the face and zoomed back a smidge. The contrast of the darks and lights are really lovely though.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by Jul!a
This is a sillier one that I took with my cell phone. I was torn on keeping all of the steering wheel in or cutting the top portion completely out.

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Costco, eh?

It's obviously a cute picture, and leaving the limitations of a cell phone camera aside, I like the idea. A bit closer would eliminate the distracting, outside elements and focus more on the texture and specifics of the wheel and dash, though.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
I have 2 photos. Remember the color is a little lackluster from the new printer I havent adjusted yet. But one I cropped the first. And the second could use some cropping I just havent decided where yet, I keep going back and forth.



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I think I'd've scooted the whole frame for the dog picture up and to the left a bit, you don't need as much of the grass. But the dog's expression and the composition are awesome!

The second one looks lovely to me---the ridge and the sky look great. If any cropping at all, I'd trim a half-inch off the right side, so you've just taken out the darkest green shrub, and the weed patch at the base of the sign ends the photo (no sand to its left).
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Everyone but Vaccinium skipped my photos!
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
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Originally posted by Curiouscat
I like it with the full wheel its more recognizable as a steering wheel. I'd try just darkening the top of the pic because its sending in alot of harsh white light, when the bottom of the pic is so dark/defined
Its a nice clear sjhot though and cute! I love the way the car gagets look..
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Costco, eh?

It's obviously a cute picture, and leaving the limitations of a cell phone camera aside, I like the idea. A bit closer would eliminate the distracting, outside elements and focus more on the texture and specifics of the wheel ... More
Costco has the cheapest gas around here, and that thing gets something like 11 miles to the gallon, lol.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
This is a sillier one that I took with my cell phone. I was torn on keeping all of the steering wheel in or cutting the top portion completely out.

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I think this is just about right!

Where are the other instrument dials, though, Sam? You won't know your engine speed!
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Everyone but Vaccinium skipped my photos!
I commented!
01/17/2012
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