So it's Friday and I thought it would be fun to play around with this oldie but not so goodie, from way back when. But to be honest, I'm clean out of new film scans to share. It will be another month before I get anything back from the lab. And I thought some kind and gentle souls out there might be up for offering a quick critique so the next time I find myself out there in direct sun, I might have a clue what to do.
I usually do a mental self critique of all my work, trying figure out what worked and hopefully learn from what didn't.
So, let's start off on a positive note:
WHAT I LOVE
Beyond the obvious, she's my darling third born. I feel that I captured the story I had intended; that she loves herself a juice box! Her sweet red lips with the straw and some chubby toddler arms are pretty wonderful too. I'd say the composition is ok, nothing special there. And I'm pretty stoked I nailed the focus, given my struggles with that not so long ago.
Here comes the fun part:
WHAT NEEDS HELP
The exposure and position of the subject in relation to the light source are the two huge ones that first jump out to me. At this point in the session she was pretty much done and the juice box was the only thing keeping her in the game, so I knew moving her wasn't much of an option. And even though I noticed the harsh shadows falling across her sweet little face, that maternal instinct took over and forced that shutter release button down, I swear. But, truthfully I'm not sure, other than trying to shoot her backlit, I would have know how to work with this sort of bright morning light.
Other than the sunny-16 rule nothing else comes to mind. Anyone else out there care to offer suggestions, advice, or maybe just a straight up bashing...it's Friday, I can take it!