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    Here is my simple perspective on a subject that I always see, but, never truly pay attention to.

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Welcome! Thanks for starting your lessons. I guess there was some confusion about activation here but it looks you are all set to go.

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    Now let’s get on with the critique.

    For anyone looking at this in the future here is the EXIF data for your after image.
    [attachment=0:gvdgkabl]Chair 2 EXIF.png[/attachment:gvdgkabl]

    Now you’ve made good attempt at this for sure but I don’t feel like you’ve really gone all out here. Your images are very much alike. In fact it could be said that it’s toss up as to which is better.

    I’d like you to try this again. Try to think about different perspectives, angles, textures, patterns, and light.

    That said the tones and the patterns here are nice and subtle. Nice job getting started here as well.

    Go ahead and give this one another shot and post it as a reply here.



    Thank you for the critique! Now that I look at it, they to look very much alike in terms of composition. I will definitely give it another shot, to see what I can unravel next!

    Thanks! 🙂

    Duncan Rawlinson



    Okay here it is Mr. Rawlinson I took a more different perspective with the stools; and went down under. Showing all the variety of textures, and contrasts of light, with a little bit of leading lines, I hope you enjoy the improvements! 🙂

    Duncan Rawlinson

    Hi there,

    Nice job. This is much better if only because it forced you to do something unusual with your image. I would guess that about 90% of all photographs are shot at eye level. How boring right?

    One of the simplest things you can do to improve your images is to think about that. I’m just as guilty as the next guy on this.

    You’ve done well here and I want you to keep this lesson in mind as you move through the course. The goal of this lesson is not that you should always shoot weird angles and perspectives, the goal is twofold. For one it’s just to get you going with your submissions. Second, it’s to get you to start asking yourself questions when you shoot. A good photographer will ask himself a whole series of questions in his mind as he creates a photograph. Over time those questions become almost automated once the technical stuff is second nature. Each photographer has a different series of questions they ask. For instance how is the composition of this image? Or is it in focus? What about depth of field? etc etc You will develop your own internal dialog as you improve.

    I think you get the idea.

    Don’t forget, if you want to really learn here try to make your image not only meet the criteria of the assignment but also try to make them good photos. This is easier said than done but nothing worth doing is easy!

    Whatever the case you’ve done well and I look forward to your next assignment.

    Oh and here is the EXIF:
    [attachment=0:36dk5u0n]After EXIF.png[/attachment:36dk5u0n]


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