Pet Photography Photo Critique
by Leonard Aschenbrand
Category: Pet Photography
Lens: Zoom: Variable focal
Exposure time: 1/100 ,
Description: These two little balls of due are adorable and "posed" for me. Could you resist faces see all >
These two little balls of due are adorable and "posed" for me. Could you resist faces like that. Up for adoption. Hope you like the photograph.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
Cats are my favorite animals and as such I may be a bit biased.
Pretty good composition, they seem to be attentive and interested
It's really hard to really see the focus here on these small samples but it looks a tad soft.
I think you did well here with f8 as your aperture, you may want to use a larger aperture in the future as the DOF would be shallower and work better for this type of shot.
Not a lot of color, you could have increased that a bit in Photoshop but it looks fine, they don't have a lot of color anyway, just thought you could punch it up a bit.
I am a little distracted by the detail in the background, Most new shooters don't consider this when doing the shot and use a smaller aperture thinking the picture will be sharper, actually if you had used your widest aperture you would have blurred the background while maintaining the sharpness in the cats eyes. Try it next time, also for portraits.
Pretty picture a bit cliche' but as I said I love cats :)
How to improve your photo
Use larger aperture
pop whatever colors you are dealt with.
The cat on the left looks sharper than the other one, wonder why, could just be the reproduction here. Keep shooting these kinds of shots Leonard, it takes lots or practice. I know lots of Pros who say the most difficult shooting is children and animals.
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