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The all-purpose running photo/critique thread.

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by audreyld, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I thought it'd be nice to have a place to talk about photos we're taking, with the idea of making a better all-around product, especially for those who have to both shoot and write.

    I'll toss one in the ring.

  2. Moderator1

    Moderator1 Moderator Staff Member

    Good idea, UT. Comment on the photos folks. If this deteriorates, I will lock it in a heartbeat and be very mad I had to do that. There's plenty of other places to be a schnerd around here.

    Good photo, I'd crop it a little tighter and focus on the expression. You can probably bring it in an inch on each side and off the top, some off the bottom, too.
  3. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I agree about the cropping, Moddy. Not to make excuses, but for this particular client there's a need to leave space in the full frame (and this is the full frame shot) so they can crop to 8x10 without losing any real content off the top and bottom, since that ratio is so much more square than the original.

    I don't generally put my pictures where they can be linked like this, so for the moment I'm stuck showing what my clients have posted.
  4. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    Good thread, UT.
    I wish I could post some fotos, but I'm going to be stuck just looking at them.

    I like the way you said you'd "toss" one into the ring. ;D
  5. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    I almost said I'd toss one into the circle, but I thought that was too punny to be acceptable.

  6. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    Agree, move in tighter, her expression becomes the photo. Showing a athletes emotion is one of the best ways to help tell the story.
    BTW - photographing an attractive blond will always get you props from me.
  7. audreyld

    audreyld Guest

    Anyone else gonna show some work?
  8. Platyrhynchos

    Platyrhynchos Active Member

    You know I'd like to, but can't at the moment.
    Give it some time. It will take off.
  9. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    First off, I consider myself a photography hack. So please be kind. However, what could I have done different, ect.
  10. chazp

    chazp Active Member


    Here's another one. This is a picture whose team made three errors behind her in one inning at the state tourney turning a 2-2 game in a 8-2 game. This is a shot after the third error allowed two more runs to score. I ran it Grayscale to focus on the despair of the moment.
    Fire away, thoughts. Remember, I'm a hack.
  11. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Wow, posting on a thread that wasn't started last year. Must be time for another drink.
  12. chazp

    chazp Active Member

    LOL. Sorry about digging up old posts, but I found some really good stuff. My bad.
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