Tears of Innocense
by ska120sComment by HBunch:
I like the look on the girls face, and the angle at which that face has been taken at. Nice dramatic visual effect there.
However, there is a lot in this image that I would like to see differently/improved upon.
First and most importantly in my opinion is the quality of the image. I'm not really sure why it looks so blotchy and pixeled (in the darker areas). Probably due to low lighting. Flash isn't always the best source of lighting, so even if you have flash available, I would try to use some kind of overhead lamp or light.
Extra lighting also does help increase sharpness and get your shot better focus. This shot lacks in sharpness, and I think that is important also. The eye is the main focus, and I think that had it been sharper, it would have a higher visual impact on the viewer.
I'm not really seeing the colors here either. The darkness COULD be purple and the skin COULD be orange, but that's stretching it A LOT. The color is definately not the main focus of the shot, and I think that for the challenge, it should be.
Because the person to the left of the photo is not adding anything TO the photo, it's probably best to crop that person out of the photo. I find the small piece that we can see to be a bit of a distraction.
I don't really know much about your camera or it's limitations, but if it's a lower end camera, I wrote a tutorial that could help you out some. It's posted in the "Learn" section at the top under "Tutorials". It's titled "Cheap enhancements for low end digital cameras".