Old 07-23-2014, 05:22 PM   #1
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Old 07-23-2014, 05:34 PM   #2
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I'm fine with the composition from a portrait standpoint. The biggest issue for me is the shadow of the photographer being in the scene.

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Old 07-23-2014, 06:20 PM   #3
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Agree the shooter's shadow is a distraction, but I'm not sure what dramatic effect he was trying to achieve with what the movie people used to call a Dutch tilt.
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Ok, an unlevel "artistic" shot got in. Is it really a better composition, in this particular case, than could have been acheived without the tilt?

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Old 07-23-2014, 09:54 PM   #5
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Totally fine with this and yes better and more interesting with tilt than without.
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If the photographer's intent was to make for an uncomfortable viewing experience for the sake of "art" then he certainly succeeded, at least for me...
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Saw the thumb and initially thought out loud: "Who was allowed to get this one in?"

Question is, would you be?

I'm not a fan, yet I like "going Dutch" in a composition at times and Kelly and others have posted interesting pics in the past. Still - I'm glad it got in. I like to follow photographers perhaps more then photographs. At least, good photographers.

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Old 07-24-2014, 01:59 AM   #9
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It's good that it got in for the sake of discussion!

I prefer level:
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There are some people in this thread I agree with, and some people I don't agree with.
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There are some people in this thread I agree with, and some people I don't agree with.
Well that's certainly a level-headed response. But, level with us, Thias rymes with rice - do you, or do you not like the composition?

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If the photographer's intent was to make for an uncomfortable viewing experience for the sake of "art" then he certainly succeeded, at least for me...
I agree completely.

I could throw a flaming bag of crap against a wall and call it art...
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...do you, or do you not like the composition?
I'll remain silent so as not to offend anyone here.
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I just found a picture of Troy....

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Well that's certainly a level-headed response. But, level with us, Thias rymes with rice - do you, or do you not like the composition?

Surely you don't need Jim to "level" with you on his feelings about this shot. We all know his "slant" on levelness.
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I'll remain silent so as not to offend anyone here.
You just offended me with that comment. *Storms Off*



I like the picture level myself. I don't feel like just tilting you camera one way or the other adds a "dramatic" effect. And if it did, I don't think this shot called for it. But I guess its probably different to each individual.
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I like the picture level myself. I don't feel like just tilting you camera one way or the other adds a "dramatic" effect. And if it did, I don't think this shot called for it. But I guess its probably different to each individual.
Tilting the scene for dramatic effect is a staple among the portrait shooters, and even a level fiend like yours truly does it from time to time as the situation and/or client dictates. I consider this a portrait of a person with supporting background detail, and I'm completely fine with it.

Wished he would have back up and removed his shadow from the composition though. That's a no-no in this type of shot.

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Tilting the scene for dramatic effect is a staple among the portrait shooters, and even a level fiend like yours truly does it from time to time as the situation and/or client dictates. I consider this a portrait of a person with supporting background detail, and I'm completely fine with it.
Yeah, I know a lot of professional photographers and portrait shooters as you said do it, I just don't personally like it for train shots. But that's just me and I understand other people, like yourself, do like it. I respect your opinion.........even though it's wrong.
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Speaking of 765, I went through it's pics on RP and I found some really nice pictures that kinda went unnoticed:

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Yeah, I know a lot of professional photographers and portrait shooters as you said do it, I just don't personally like it for train shots. But that's just me and I understand other people, like yourself, do like it. I respect your opinion.........even though it's wrong.
If he was shooting just a train photo, you may have a point.

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If he was shooting just a train photo, you may have a point.

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Okay, I see your point. Lol.
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