Framed Perfectionby: © Tami Stucenski
7.3
Overall
Rating
9
Subject
of photo
8
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
6
Focus
8
General
impression
6
Composition
& Perspective
5
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
Description
I was shooting a dance recital of my niece who dances with great impression which I was trying to capture.
Technical Details

Nikon D3000

Lens: Telephoto: 50-200mm
F-stop: F5.6
ISO: 1600
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Stan Bowman
20+ Years
United States
Artistic
23 Jobs
I am a fine art photographer and taught photography at Cornell University in the Art Department for 30 years, teachi...
General
impression
I like this image, both fun and expressive. My only real criticism is the framing and focus.
8/10
Subject
of photo
You caught the person at an expressive moment in a fun and interesting event.
9/10
Composition
& perspective
The image frame edge is a little too tight. The actual picture frame she is holding is cut off on three sides and showing the full extent of frame would create a better balance with the images edges.
6/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Good use of camera in a event situation where getting the right moment is critical. Shutter speed seems O.K. but maybe could be faster to freeze action.
8/10
Depth
of field
Going from sharp focus on knee of subject to slightly soft face indicates too shallow depth of field. Probably due in most part to using f/5.6 aperture.
5/10
Color &
Lighting
Color is good, lighting is excellent for situation.
9/10
Focus
The persons knee looks in focus but her face is a little soft, maybe slightly out of focus.
6/10
How to improve your photo
1.
Using a tripod (if possible) might help with getting better depth of field and sharp focus overall.
2.
Perhaps using a higher ISO sensitivity setting could also help to get better depth of field and overall sharpness by allowing a smaller aperture setting than f/5.6.
3.
This picture is reasonably successful as an expressive moment but too tightly framed. In a situation like this take lots of images, maybe even shoot in rapid bursts and get sequences of images from which you can choose the best pictures. Use the zoom lens to try different kinds of framing from closer to further away. People new to photography or to digital cameras seem never to take enough pictures in event situations and hence miss the best moments. It is very easy to just delete those pictures on your memory chip that don't make the grade. And practice frequently in more event situations if this is what interests you most in photography.
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Stan Bowman
Experience: 20+ Years
I am a fine art photographer and taught photography at Cornell University in the Art Department for 30 years, teaching photography and digital imaging. My works have been exhibited nationally and internationally for over 40 years as a photographer, painter, and digital artist. My artwork is in ...
Specialty:
Artistic, Nature, Panoramic, Black & White, Travel
Location:
United States
Jobs: 23 Jobs
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