Your Photo: Our Critique

Clay submitted this image taken with an Olympus C500Z, with an exposure of 1/125sec at f/3.7, ISO 80. This photo has a lot of things working. The perspective, shooting down onto the subject, adds interest. The door next to the boy gives a sense of scale and also adds some interesting lines and texture. The light is perfect. It is allowing for a few defining shadows on the face which gives it dimension and nice edges. The only thing I would suggest to consider is cropping the photo tighter on the

Clay submitted this image taken with an Olympus C500Z, with an exposure of 1/125sec at f/3.7, ISO 80.  This photo has a lot of things working.  The perspective, shooting down onto the subject, adds interest.  The door next to the boy gives a sense of scale and also adds some interesting lines and texture.  The light is perfect.  It is allowing for a few defining shadows on the face which gives it dimension and nice edges.  The only thing I would suggest to consider is cropping the photo tighter on the left side to make it more of a square.  This would move the boy just off center and bring even more attention to him and those captivating eyes.  Clearly there was an opportunity that quickly presented itself to Clay, as the boy opened the door, and Clay has done a great job capturing the moment.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

This photo gets four and-a-half 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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