People Photography Photo Critique
Category: People Photography
Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Description: was taking a photo of my fiancee,our first outing after recovering from spinal injur see all >
was taking a photo of my fiancee,our first outing after recovering from spinal injury ,was trying to convey "the pain behind his smile" and also his soft nature,,,was taken on the beach at woorim bribie island surf beach,shown is an inland lagoon i
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Subject placed well in the frame, but river unfortunately should not "decapitate" the subject and is also "running out of the frame".
using the onboard flash as a fill light would have enhanced the subject shown less of the background
Hi Heather, you definitely succeeded in capturing the emotion, as his smile must have been hard for him to produce after a very long day for him. Some technical issues bring the image down, but you are on the right track and you have a good aeye for human portraits.
How to improve your photo
Always use a flash, preferrably off the camera, but at least fill the subject with the additional light at dusk
Never let anything cut through you subject, and a golden rule is that water must be straight when horizontal as it will be perceived as running out of the frame.
Let you subject fill the frame much more if the background is undesirable
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