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Challenge: Education (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Fujifilm FinePix S5200Z
Location: Mauldin High School
Date: Mar 14, 2006
Aperture: 3.3
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/50
Galleries: Portraiture, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Mar 14, 2006

i took another shot (//i24.photobucket.com/albums/c1/apixelrevolt/education2.jpg) but decided on this one

Place: 78 out of 145
Avg (all users): 5.0814
Avg (commenters): 5.4000
Avg (participants): 4.7344
Avg (non-participants): 5.1959
Views since voting: 781
Views during voting: 322
Votes: 258
Comments: 7
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03/28/2006 01:12:41 AM
Hello, and greetings from the Critique Club!
I'm far from a pro, so if you want any further explanation or anything, feel free to let me know! :)

Initial Thoughts
Interesting image. Is she sitting in a library?

There arenít any photographerís notes listed so Iím not sure about any processing.

I like the angle and the crop, and the fact that her face isnít showing completely. It does seem to me that sheís looking at the book, though thereís so little of the notebook paper sticking out that Iím not sure she seems like sheís actually writing.
Iím not sure exactly what it is, but I find my eye jumping from her pencil-holding hand to her bent arm, and skipping over the schoolbook. Maybe thereís not enough interest on the pages to attract attention?
While the background does look like a library, and fits in well with the picture, I find it a little distracting. Perhaps fewer items in the background would clean it up a little.

The lighting here isnít bad, but the book seems a little blown out, as someone mentioned in the comments. A little more light on her body (but not her arms) and a little less on the book might balance it out a bit.

Camera Work / Technical
I like that the background is blurred. Her hand is sharp and focused, so it draws the attention there. Maybe focusing in a little more on her would help some... or even blurring her even more.

Fits the Challenge
"Photograph something that relates to education or school."

This definitely meets the challenge. Can't relate much more to education or school than homework. :)

My Opinion of the Photo
I love B&W photography. I like the idea, and that youíve focused on doing the actual homework rather than the person doing it. I think the problem for me is that thereís nothing "exciting" about this image. Nothing really grabs attention in it.

Hope this helped at least a little!

Good job, and good luck in future challenges!
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03/28/2006 01:11:23 AM
(Sorry for the double post!)

Message edited by author 2006-03-28 01:13:34.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/19/2006 08:49:54 AM
Too much light on the book - and not much of a story told - your subject does not appear to be looking at the book or concentration on what she will write next... the focus is not sharp or clear on the subject either - but it was a good idea - keep it up
  Photographer found comment helpful.
03/16/2006 04:15:38 PM
Nice picture.
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03/16/2006 04:03:19 PM
nice image, certainly meets the challenge, like the use of B&W here as well as the contrast, I especially like the crop - good job :)
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03/16/2006 11:35:53 AM
Not great comp
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03/16/2006 10:03:33 AM
Pretty good exposure, nice focus and decent composition. Good work.
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