older mother in Indiaby: © Rex Stewart
9.1
Overall
Rating
8
Subject
of photo
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Focus
9
General
impression
8
Composition
& Perspective
10
Depth
of field
9
Color &
Lighting
Description
Nice Face of a older mother
Technical Details

Sony Alpha DSLR-A230

Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Exposure time: 1/100 ,
F-stop: F8
ISO: 200
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
Steve Hockstein
20+ Years
United States
People
13 Jobs
Still at the tender age of 14, Steve began his high school years shooting professionally for the Pennysaver/Communit...
General
impression
It's a very nice photo. I wish it was a little tighter still, to see the detail on the nose jewelry. Don't be afraid to bring the subject closer in the frame - cut off the very top of her head even (I often say that once you know the rules, you're allowed to break 'em). It's those details that make a good photo a better one. Maybe even try another frame horizontally, keeping the subject to the right to elong her gaze - make use of negative space.
9/10
Subject
of photo
Nice! Interesting subject, lots of detail and color.
8/10
Composition
& perspective
Good tight composition, no extraneous information.
8/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Nice exposure, plenty of detail in the highlights and shadows.
10/10
Depth
of field
This looks more like a telephoto lens than the normal lens specified, especially at f/8, but I love the effect of the blurred out background.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Nice color, good skin tones. You might wish to increase the saturation just a little bit to make the colors pop.
9/10
Focus
Tack sharp on the eyes.
10/10
How to improve your photo
1.
Midday is usually not the best time for portraiture, early morning and late day are best for color and dramatic lighting. Unfortunately, that doesn't always happen...
2.
If you have the opportunity, play with your composition - come in closer, shoot some frames horizontally too, maximize your light quality when you can.
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Steve Hockstein
Experience: 20+ Years
Still at the tender age of 14, Steve began his high school years shooting professionally for the Pennysaver/Community News in his home town of Parsippany, NJ. He continued shooting professionally for a variety of publications while studying Studio, Narrative and Documentary photography at the R...
Specialty:
People
Location:
United States
Jobs: 13 Jobs
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