spring is here, so smile
by: © petronella åslund
3.1
Overall
Rating
2
General
impression
7
Subject
of photo
3
Composition
& Perspective
2
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
2
Depth
of field
2
Color &
Lighting
4
Focus
General
impression
Good idea, could have been a nice picture showing the joy of a sunny day but sorry to say very poorly executed without knowledge and thinking. Would have been better to just enjoy the sunshine and forget the picture
2/10
Subject
of photo
The subject could have been a good one....capturing the first ray of sun.....but all went wrong..
7/10
Composition
& perspective
More than joy I see desperation for the sun in her eyes
3/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
I do not know the ISO you used but the combination Speed 3600 and f 1,8 is wrong..... I suppose you wanted a blurred background but with that condition of light is not the first priority you have to consider. A wide area of shin is burned or nearly burned
2/10
Depth
of field
I love portrait with short depth of field but this is not the case I would have used it
2/10
Color &
Lighting
See the above....Colour of the skin is poor due to be nearly burned, one side of the face is dark by the shadow
2/10
Focus
The focus is really poor I can see you used a f1.8 apertureso very short depth of field but nevertheless you should have a pin sharp area,,,,that I am failing to see in your picture
4/10
Description
Me and my friends were out for some air and this was the very first warm, sunny spring day of the year and i was actually just trying to capture that moment: how warm and  see all >
Me and my friends were out for some air and this was the very first warm, sunny spring day of the year and i was actually just trying to capture that moment: how warm and lovely it was.
Technical Details

Canon Digital Rebel XSi

Lens: Prime: Fixed focal l
Exposure time: 1/3600 ,
F-stop: F1.8
ISO: 100
Flash: None
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How to improve your photo
1.
Again I do not know what ISO did you use. Having said that I would have used a lower speed and increased the f number. Does she look happy? No. That’s because she isn’t. The sun is in her eyes and she’s miserable.Not only will you get squinted eyes and uncomfortable subjects, you’ll also get harsh shadows from the overhead light.
2.
Try using a reflector to help fill in the harsh shadows you get in bright overhead sunlight. You can fill with a flash, too, but that can look a little too artificial if you don't know how to balance color temps. If you use a reflector, you know the light balance will look right, since it's the same light that's coming in from overhead. Or even better use a diffuser
3.
Move into the Shade....Try to avoid dappled shade, which will make splotchy light and dark patches on your subject. If the photo seems a little dark, you can make a minor exposure adjustment either in post-processing or camera
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