day in the dark, reflection and clone photography critique

Day in the dark, reflexion and clone photography critique Hello Christian. Last week ive found your channel on youtube. I was looking for some ideas on how to photograph brides. […]

Day in the dark, reflexion and clone

photography critique

Hello Christian.
Last week ive found your channel on youtube. I was looking for some ideas on how to photograph brides.
I am not a professional photographer, but i do intent to get there.
Just sending you 3 pictures .
I think i did everything right.
Hope to have your opinion.
Best regards. Mario Babo
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Mario
thank you for your submission. I am happy to go through your images and make few comments..
I can see your interest in photography and I appreciate you are trying to improve. I can say you will be a good photographer in no time as I sense determination. In regards to your images lets have a look:

Clone – duplicity photography

Clone me
I have to say this idea is no longer a novelty, at least for me. I am pretty sure everyone with an interest in photography is having a go at this, including myself. The Photo extremist has shown this simple photo shop trick on youtube and now the entire world knows it. This is not photography, but photoshop layer knowledge. I did have a go myself and you can see it in other article here
is this you in the picture?

Day in the park

Day in the park
I like the composition, very interesting framing, I have no trouble recognising the subject, which I believe the group of people. I can see a nice crop and the line of the trees in following the rule of thirds. Because the sky is 2 thirds of the image I am inclined to believe it is about the sky, but in this case the subject contradicts that. I think this works well, and I do not mind it. The subject is too small though – if you did not do this with intention, it is a confusion ….
The image has not strong impact….few people in a park. so what? what is the action, how do you want to tell me something interesting, why would this image stand out? these are the questions you should ask yourself

Reflection

Reflexion
This image is the best of the lot by far. It does have a strong visual impact, good crop, powerful contrast.  I would  probably increase the contrast even further, have one half of the face completely in dark …I feel you did not finish the image, but that is just my own opinion….
This is a very dark portrait for a child. What did you want to tell us with it? is this just a reflection of innocence? I guess not?
The image shows sadness, hardship, pain, difficulty, s…. was that your message?  If so, you did it well.If this is just a portrait in black and white, than the techniques is misused.
what equipment do you use?
do you have a website?
thanks again for your trouble and I would be happy to hear back from you
Christian
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