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My name is Jean. I am a self taught dilettante, specializing in conceptual photography. Although seeking formal training as a scientist, engineer and mathematician, I pursue photography as a serious hobby. Along with photography, I enjoy teaching, rambling, and conducting super biased polls.

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JeanFan commented on Summer love by Kyuthi
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star-half::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star::star::star-half: Technique
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<img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/g/g…" width="17" height="15" alt=":giggle:" title="Giggle"/> How cute

Great colors and textures. The the focus and shallow DOF is nice and helps draw attention to the strawberry.

I'm defnitely not a fan of centered composition for such a simple, clean, uncluttered shot. If you have another shot with more negative space on either the left or right side, I would suggest cropping the shot into a rule of thirds or golden mean composition.

I agree that more could've been done with the shot. Maybe taking a photo of the strawberry from a lower angle looking upwards (a technique sometimes called ant's eye view). Or maybe having someone hold the strawberry in their palm. Or someone holding the strawberry between their fingers and kissing it. There are lots of things you can.

I'm not really getting the feel of summer in the photo. Perhaps adding an overlay of yellow or introducing some other warmer hues will enhance that feeling or if possible, in the future, use a colored filter and manual white balance.

Hope this helps <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
Summer love
:star::star::star::star-empty: Overall
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Vision
:star::star::star::star::star-empty: Originality
:star::star::star-half::star-empty::star-empty: Technique
:star::star::star::star-empty::star-empty: Impact

The reflection of light in the water is somewhat distracting. I would've used a PL filter to try to minimize the reflection. The PL filter would probably also help create better contrast between the sky and the clouds.

You should try experimenting with channel micing to desaturate your photos if you want to do black and white. With channel mixers you have more control as to which colors become darker or lighter so you can use that to create more contrast say between the water and the boats/people.

The photo is a bit busy for me with the two boats. I would've prefered just one. Sometimes it's worthwhile to just wait in the same place for a few minutes for boats to either move or come <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/w/w…" width="15" height="15" alt=";P" title="Wink/Razz"/>

This photo may look really cool with long exposure. The waters would appear smoother. And moving boats would leave an interesting streak.

Hope that helps <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
Feng Huang in Black and White
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Hehe how cute <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/a/a…" width="15" height="15" alt=":aww:" title="Aww"/> Love the warm colors.

I assumed you used flash for this photo or some other very direct lighting as shown by the harsh shadow cast on the left side. I'd generally recommend avoiding casting shadows of the model against the backdrop in these types of close ups. You can accomplish this by simply making the distance between the model and backdrop greater. You can also soften your lighting by putting a piece of white sheers or some paper in front of you lighting source. What I generally like to do is bounce lighting off of a white surface to soften the light.

I generally recommend beginning photographers to study up on some basic composition rules such as rule of thirds or golden ratio and try to compose their shots following these rules. So look up on those if you're not farmiliar with them.

And in reply to your comment about studying up on cameras, I think if you keep taking photos, you'll eventually get the hang of the terminology but it helps to learn a bit about the basic terms like ISO, aperture, depth of field, and shutter speed and how they affect your photo.

Hope this helps <img src="e.deviantart.net/emoticons/s/s…" width="15" height="15" alt=":)" title=":) (Smile)"/>
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