Is this a nice photo?
Rate the photography from 10.
- 2 months ago
Here is that picture edited:
- 3 months ago
It's really nice photo. Price should be 10$
- RichardLv 63 months ago
It would be better if it the subject were closer
- Steve PLv 73 months ago
I would rate it a 1 at best. "Frank" has already given you the answer I would practically word for word, so there is no sense in repeating it all.
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- FrankLv 73 months ago
It's an okay snapshot of a person, but that's about it.
Where it fails is in the technical and artistic execution of the image. For example, as people have already stated, the girl appears to be a bit out of focus.
On an artistic level, the image fails in multiple ways. For one, the subject is placed directly in the center of the frame which makes for a static and boring composition. Normally, you should not place the subject in the center of the frame unless you have a very specific artistic reason for doing so. There are many famous images that have the subject intentionally placed in the center of the frame. But in these cases the photographer understood what they were doing and did so for a desired effect.
To avoid this kind of static composition, it would have been better to utilize the Rule of Thirds whereby you'd place the subject or their face in one of the four quadrants. Read up on the rule of thirds to understand how these quadrants are created.
The focal length used was waaaaay too short (i.e. wide). The use of a wide-angle lens could be successfully used for an environmental portrait where you want to show someone in an environment that is in some way relevant to the subject. For example, an artist in his/her studio surrounded by their artwork. This kind of shot would require a wide-angle lens. However, in this shot it's unclear how the environment and the subject are related. It appears that it's just some place that she was visiting at the time. The other problem with the use of the wide lens is that it created a huge amount of negative space in front of the subject and visually placed the subject so far way as to not be able to clearly see the person's face.
Another problem with using a wide lens is that the background is clearly visible and has become a distraction with all of the unnecessary things such as people walking in the background.
If you had used a telephoto lens, which is any lens longer than 50mm (equivalent in 35mm format), you would have been able to eliminate the excesses negative space, blurred out the background to some degree providing that you were using a camera with a relatively large sensor size. This would have made the person stand out far better. Furthermore, the use of a telephoto lens would have flattened the perspective as opposed to stretching it out like it is with this wide shot. The flattening effect would have made the person's face look more attractive, maybe even more than it does in real life. For this reason, portrait photographers use telephoto lenses around 85mm-200mm for their work - it's also way lenses in this focal length are referred to as "portrait lenses."
The lighting is very soft and flat which has created a very two-dimensional look. Better lighting could have enhanced her form.
- micksmixxxLv 73 months ago
In a word, no. It's a pretty poor photograph ... more of a snapshot, and not a very good one of those either. A good-looking model, though.
- JohnLv 73 months ago
I'm with the others. Nice girl though.
- CogitoLv 73 months ago
No, not really.
The subject is slightly out of focus, she's too far away, the background isn't interesting or balanced and that pose is really awkward.
- Anonymous3 months ago
4/10, too far away you can barely see her face, the photo is not centered, and the lighting is a little off
- Anonymous3 months ago