Your Photo: Our Critique

This photo gets three stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

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Karen Foreman shot these flowers with her Canon Rebel XTI with an exposure of 1/5 sec at f/9 and ISO 100. I like how the flowers are leaning towards the light, except that pesky little one leaning to the left. I think that lone flower throws off the composition and I say get rid of it. Lighten the mid-tones a touch to get more detail in the leaves and background. Crop out the left side or if you can re-shoot I suggest leaving more room to the right. When a subject is looking, leaning, or moving in one direction, make sure you leave room for the eye to follow. Also, if you’re using a sheet or studio background, make sure it extends the entire length of the photo.

__—Linzee Karasik
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This photo gets three stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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