Camcorder by Anna

Anna, this is an interesting shot. Normally, you would want to capture a product in full glory. That is, covered with strong lighting. A great part of your subject is covered in darkness but you show enough of the subject to give slight hints to its potential. This would be perfect for a teaser advertisement on a new product coming out without telling to much about it.

The placement of your subject is good. It dominates the whole story. You know exactly what it is. You could have also pulled back a lot here if you had some action going on in the background to relate your background to your main subject.

Critique Questions for You:

  1. Is this be best angle you saw for this subject? What kind of image would you have captured if you either moved yourself around the subject or move the subject around its axis.
  2. Was this the best lighting for your subject. Light is important. That doesn’t mean that you actually need light, but keep in mind what your message is through the photo. If you are just capturing the image with its inherent message, then just capture it.

Summary:

  • In addition to looking for various angles for your subject, you should experiment with how your subject is position in your composition.
  • Remember your rule of thirds. They work, this also helps you notice the environment your subject is in.

You can see more of Anna’s captured images by either visiting her blog http://annasangle.wordpress.com/ or her flickr portfolio at http://www.flickr.com/photos/aivzdogz/.

Other critiqued photos:

  • Covered Grill by Anna
  • DVD Movies by Anna
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    Pigeons Sleeping on a Light Pole

    When you are going to shoot birds, you need to make sure you have a tele-photo lens. Birds, let alone almost any wild beast, won’t usually let you get to close, unless of course, they see YOU as dinner.

    I believe the best animal is the one that won’t move while you are trying to shoot them. Just be careful not to say shoot around deer.

    Pigeons Sleeping on a Light Pole

    Pigeons Sleeping on a Light Pole

    Image Stats: [Canon 5D MII]

    | Aperture: f/5.6 | Shutter: 1/160 | ISO: 100 | Focal: 270mm |

    Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish II

    Product photography can be fun. The challenge to product photography it making it seem sooooooooo pleasing to the consumer, they feel they have to have it NOW.

    Once again, you can see the important of making sure the image is framed properly and difference between not taking two different shots of the same thing.

    If you see Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish you can see how each one tells a completely different story. For a designer looking at images to place in marketing material, you have provided them with a greater choice of selecting your image. Even if you only took one good image, you still lost 50% of your chances of winning someone over on your photo.

    And don’t forget your depth of field. Notice how the background blends in and adds to the image while maintaing the focus on the dish and table. This would make an effective ad for almost anything related.

    Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish II

    Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish II

    Image Stats: [Canon 5D MII]

    | Aperture: f/3.5 | Shutter: 3s | ISO: 100 | Focal: 38mm |

    Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish

    Product photography can be fun. The challenge to product photography it making it seem sooooooooo pleasing to the consumer, they feel they have to have it NOW.

    Once again, you can see the important of making sure the image is framed properly and difference between not taking two different shots of the same thing.

    If you see Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish II you can see how each one tells a completely different story. For a designer looking at images to place in marketing material, you have provided them with a greater choice of selecting your image. Even if you only took one good image, you still lost 50% of your chances of winning someone over on your photo.

    And don’t forget your depth of field. Notice how the background blends in and adds to the image while maintaing the focus on the dish and table. This would make an effective ad for almost anything related.

    Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish

    Oil, Vinegar and Sacues Table Dish

    Image Stats: [Canon 5D MII]

    | Aperture: f/5 | Shutter: .6s | ISO: 100 | Focal: 35mm |

    Wheelchair at the station

    I was walking off the tram line at the San Francisco International Airport and saw the wheelchair just sitting there next to the emergency intercom. It almost look at the ready to attend to someone’s assistance.

    Wheelchair at the station

    Image Stats: [Canon 20D]

    | Aperture: f/3.5 | Shutter: 1s | ISO: 100 | Focal: 21mm |