Fashion Photography Photo Critique
by Benjamin Glew
Category: Fashion Photography
Lens: Telephoto: 50-200mm
Exposure time: 1/600 ,
Description: I've gotten into photography, and was wondering if my pictures are good.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
Can't really knock it, if sneakers are your thing!
Benjamin, I like the perspective. It's always a good idea to get down and dirty on a photos to liven up a photograph. Nice Rule of Thirds composition, however, I might have dropped the sneakers a little lower in the frame and eliminated a little of the foreground.
Focus isn't bad, however if you're photographing for advertising, I'd imagine your client would wish to have the logo completely in focus.
Nice lens choice, perfect exposure, good aperture/shutter combination.
Color balance looks good, lighting is nice, too.
Depth of field isn't bad, but perhaps closing down another f/stop to f/8 would have provided just enough depth of field to keep the logos in focus, without effecting the out of focus elements too much.
Here's a nice, quiet photo of a pair of sneakers. It's nicely composed and decently lit, but seems to be lacking a little something to draw the viewer in. Whether it's the time of day, the setting or something to personalize the sneakers, it seems there's something missing.
How to improve your photo
The time of day - Shooting this photo in the early morning or evening sunlight would elevate it to a whole new level. There's something about the warm tones and directionality of that kind of light that adds another vital element to the photo.
The setting - Yes, you've captured a lovely serene setting, but it doesn't tell me a story. Maybe a lake or a cabin or some element that ties the sneakers to the setting would create a setting with a story to draw the viewer into the photo - to provide a scenario that would create a little drama or mystery.
The composition - Just the little tweak I mentioned might improve the photo too. Add some morning light and a suggestion of setting and I can see your photo used in an ad in any national magazine!
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