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

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

Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
Everyone but Vaccinium skipped my photos!
False!
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Curiouscat


I like the second photo more than the first, Curiouscat. The color in the face and the tight cropping are what does it for me. The first image has the face a bit bright for my tastes. Otherwise, I love the composition of the photos, and you did a great job bringing out her beauty (I'll be blushing in a moment if this is actually you )
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Jul!a
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.
hahaha I cropped out the right side of the dog. I still have it though, I wasnt sure if it was too much car on that side and nothing to counter it with.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Curiouscat


The cropping in this is excellent.

I do wonder a little bit how different it would look if you trimmed another 2" off the bottom... I don't know if it would look better that way or not, but I'd be curious to look and compare them.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I commented!
I am blind! I see now.
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Antipova
I think this is just about right!

Where are the other instrument dials, though, Sam? You won't know your engine speed!
Actually if you look carefully behind the giraffe, the black dial on the top of the cluster is the speedometer. It rotates with a stationary needle, rather than having a stationary number display with a rotating needle. I know one of the holes is supposed to be a clock, and I can't remember what the other one is. He's got a small cluster hooked up under the dash though for things like oil pressure, voltage, and engine temperature.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Remember, you can submit photos for critiquing above and beyond the one you can post during these meetings at our Eden Photographers tumblr site. Please feel free to visit the site if you want to critique more photos than the ones posted during these meetings as well.

Remember, any time you critique a photo, either formally or informally, it can help you as a photographer. Get into the habit of looking at photos and see what you can take away from each of them. It will make you a better photographer.

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01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
Actually if you look carefully behind the giraffe, the black dial on the top of the cluster is the speedometer. It rotates with a stationary needle, rather than having a stationary number display with a rotating needle. I know one of the holes is ...
I was meaning I didn't see the tachometer.

I love those old-timey speedometers. My dad had a pontiac that had a... like it would fill in with red up to where you were, like a thermometer.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Thanks to everyone for the critiques. As I said, this was an experiment for me, especially given that 99.9% of the photos I take are nature photos, so doing something a bit more outlandish is out of my comfort zone.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Thanks for critiquing mine as well! I knew it wasn't as great as the subjects warranted so I appreciate your input.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
I'll post this now just to get it out of the way since we're a few minutes over our allotted time.....

And that's it. Thanks to all of you who attended the meeting tonight! I strongly urge all of you to stick around for the Eden Kink/Eden Flicks discussion of "The Secretary" that follows this at link

I should also announce now that next month's tutorial topic, by request, will be "How to photograph your pets." If you've got a pet, you won't want to miss it.


Feel free to continue chatting here if you so desire. Otherwise, good night, everyone!
01/17/2012
Jul!a Jul!a
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
I was meaning I didn't see the tachometer.

I love those old-timey speedometers. My dad had a pontiac that had a... like it would fill in with red up to where you were, like a thermometer.
I'm honestly not sure this car came with a tach. I do know that this particular style of speedometer was specific to Edsels though, at least what I can recall anyway. But it does light up red if you go over a certain speed! Well, if you have the right cluster option anyway, lol. We've looked into them, they're expensive.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'll post this now just to get it out of the way since we're a few minutes over our allotted time.....

And that's it. Thanks to all of you who attended the meeting tonight! I strongly urge all of you to stick around for the Eden ...
Smile, kitty
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Antipova
Smile, kitty
*resisting urge to make a "pussy" joke*
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
*resisting urge to make a "pussy" joke*
Now you put it in my head. So you have to.
01/17/2012
Antipova Antipova
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
*resisting urge to make a "pussy" joke*
*me too*
01/17/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
*resisting urge to make a "pussy" joke*
I missed this but I do go and read all your green text. This club is cool! I'll have to try to catch it at the right time! Great job
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I missed this but I do go and read all your green text. This club is cool! I'll have to try to catch it at the right time! Great job
Thanks, LaUr3n! Long time, no see!
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
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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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First one is so nice! I like how it kind of doesn’t look flat black and white, but almost as though the colors are on the brink of showing through. i like the blurred space before and after the dog, so he stands out well. Nothing really negative... There is an insanely long piece of grass near his tail! lol You could prolly use the healing brush tool to bring it down if you wanted.

Second one has that 'stranded in the middle of nowhere' feel. There is alot of sky, probably to add that floating into nothing feel. Though i wish the top corners weren't so dark blue. And its a blue you don't see anywhere else in the sky. It has an oppressing feel to the openness of the picture... Maybe lightening it or changing the dark royal blue color a bit to look darker but match the sky.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Now you put it in my head. So you have to.
I'm pretty sure I'd get admonished by those in charge for making any joke of the sort since it would (totally appropriately) come off as hitting on all the ladies present.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Curiouscat
First one is so nice! I like how it kind of doesn’t look flat black and white, but almost as though the colors are on the brink of showing through. i like the blurred space before and after the dog, so he stands out well. Nothing really negative... ...
I dont edit my photos at all other than cropping to be honest. Im a purist. I think because I still shoot on film I cant let go. Even with digital though I take 400 photos and pick through the good and bad, I dont go and edit them. Im really weird I know.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Vaccinium
I'm pretty sure I'd get admonished by those in charge for making any joke of the sort since it would (totally appropriately) come off as hitting on all the ladies present.
Have you tried portraits. I know your a nature guy but just wondering?
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
I like the second photo more than the first, Curiouscat. The color in the face and the tight cropping are what does it for me. The first image has the face a bit bright for my tastes. Otherwise, I love the composition of the photos, and you did a ...
Why thank you! Yes this would be me That might add to the myspace feel in the first one since i'm holding the camera. Remember last week i was talking about my tripod being crap lol.
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Curiouscat
Why thank you! Yes this would be me That might add to the myspace feel in the first one since i'm holding the camera. Remember last week i was talking about my tripod being crap lol.
Ah I understand. I dont have my tripod with me since I moved because my parents havent shipped me like anything even years later. I do a lot of stacking of things to do self portraits where as while i had it it was a breeze.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Have you tried portraits. I know your a nature guy but just wondering?
Just my daughter (pic follows). Portrait photography just doesn't speak to me. I have the utmost respect for those who can turn a portrait into a work of art, but I just don't have the interest.

01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Curiouscat
Why thank you! Yes this would be me That might add to the myspace feel in the first one since i'm holding the camera. Remember last week i was talking about my tripod being crap lol.
Tripods don't work very well at that angle (6 feet off the ground) anyway, so no worries.
01/17/2012
Vaccinium Vaccinium
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Ah I understand. I dont have my tripod with me since I moved because my parents havent shipped me like anything even years later. I do a lot of stacking of things to do self portraits where as while i had it it was a breeze.
I spent more time picking out my tripod than I have for any camera or lens. It's just so important for me, that I needed the perfect one. I don't think I could go back to shooting without one.
01/17/2012
Curiouscat Curiouscat
Quote:
Originally posted by Starkiller87
Ah I understand. I dont have my tripod with me since I moved because my parents havent shipped me like anything even years later. I do a lot of stacking of things to do self portraits where as while i had it it was a breeze.
This is the worst! i've been stacking alot when taking pics for reviews so i can hold the product with both hands
01/17/2012
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Just my daughter (pic follows). Portrait photography just doesn't speak to me. I have the utmost respect for those who can turn a portrait into a work of art, but I just don't have the interest.

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THOSE CHEEKS! So cute. But yes I understand. I try to keep fairly well versed just because I used to do freelance photography, and you never know what people will ask of you. But if you I know a lot of people who wont do portraits, and I understand completely. Dealing with people and getting them to do EXACTLY what you see can be trying.
01/17/2012
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
Quote:
Originally posted by Vaccinium
Just my daughter (pic follows). Portrait photography just doesn't speak to me. I have the utmost respect for those who can turn a portrait into a work of art, but I just don't have the interest.

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So cute!
01/17/2012
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