Your Photo: Our Critique

Alejandro Reinoso submitted this image taken with a Nikon D300, with an exposure of 1/15sec at f/8, ISO 320. A different crop would strengthen this image, the subject almost gets lost in the frame. Consider cropping some off of the right side of the frame but leave the urn on the left as it anchors that side of the image. The curtain creates a nice background and with the light coming from the left of the frame, the background could have even been underexposed to strengthen the rich red color an

Alejandro Reinoso submitted this image taken with a Nikon D300, with an exposure of 1/15sec at f/8, ISO 320. A different crop would strengthen this image, the subject almost gets lost in the frame. Consider cropping some off of the right side of the frame but leave the urn on the left as it anchors that side of the image. The curtain creates a nice background and with the light coming from the left of the frame, the background could have even been underexposed to strengthen the rich red color and eliminate the distraction of the courtyard behind the window. You might have to pull her away from the background but there is great potential with this set up. The pose is quite nice and shows strong expression. This is a solid photo but with a little more thought and pre-planning this could have been a much stronger portrait.

—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__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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