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    First Meet of the Season

    My sports season is officially on the way again. Enjoy.
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    Last edited by Colin Southern; 8th February 2010 at 07:09 AM.

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    Re: First Meet of the Season

    Cool, I'll stay tuned

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    Re: First Meet of the Season

    Hi Amberglass - Interesting shots. I would be very tempted to crop both images right down to the performers themselves. For example, in the second shot a rough calculation shows more than 40% of the image is wall and background. I'm not sure that adds anything to the real subject.

    Anyway, just my thoughts.

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    Re: First Meet of the Season

    I will often times make two or three different crop compositions. The second image (original image above) is crop to give a "spectator's point of view" (how the audience sees the performance) and would work if this image is going to be submitted to media which gives a sense of place/preview (say an index image/excerpt/intro to the article). I'm a documentary photographer, my job and style captures scenes and moments without disturbing it by the presence of a camera (aka spectator's view).

    But the cool thing about working with images, you can always revisit and revise them to be more aesthetically and compositionally pleasing. Here's the second revision (which would be placed on the same page as the article written about the event) that I did but didn't post here.
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    There is an aspect of composition in photography known as "looking room"; giving you the sense of angle of where the performers (or subject) is looking towards, giving dynamics to the image. If cropped too tightly, it would look like the gymnasts are staring off into space.
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