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Challenge: Family (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM
Location: Wedding chapel
Date: Jul 9, 2005
Aperture: 4.0
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/80
Galleries: Family, Interior
Date Uploaded: Jul 10, 2005

just a wedding photo, no big deal, wont score well

Place: 83 out of 159
Avg (all users): 5.2353
Avg (commenters): 4.8462
Avg (participants): 4.7024
Avg (non-participants): 5.4971
Views since voting: 855
Views during voting: 417
Votes: 255
Comments: 27
Favorites: 1 (view)

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
07/15/2005 01:10:17 PM
Next time use a fill flash to get rid of the shadows.
07/15/2005 11:50:32 AM
that kid kneeling down is almost as tall as the groom standing up! and look at that foot, he's going to be a big boy!
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07/15/2005 10:28:36 AM
The shadows from the flash really hurt this image.
07/15/2005 07:31:24 AM
The shadows behind their heads somewhat ruins this picture - obviously, the flash was too low.
07/15/2005 01:32:31 AM
This is a nice group portrait, but what's with the shadows? Not a bad thing for me, but just looks a little odd.. 6
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07/14/2005 05:29:02 PM
Fit Challenge Criteria: 2/2
Contrast/Color: 1/2
Photo Quality: 0/2
Composition: 0/2
My Subjective Affinity: 0/2

Wow! Candles protruding from every individuals head. Shadows on the wall behind them, and white clothing that is blown out.
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07/14/2005 01:07:18 PM
Not bad at all but I couldn´t give this more than 5 for 3 reasons.

1. It´s slanting slightly to the left.

2. The direct flash gives off hideous shadows, if the lighting isnt enough for ambient shooting, try bouncing the flash and if you can´t do that move them somewhere else.

3. The picture is a bit flat to work as a b/w shot, needs more contrast or something to make it pop more off the screen.

Anyway, not bad at all like I said and congratulations on the wedding, this shot is most definately fitting for this challenge.
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07/13/2005 10:35:30 PM
Harsh shadows hurt the time you put into arranging this. The lighting on the subjects, however, looks good; soft shadows on the faces and nothing too bright or dark.
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07/13/2005 08:37:52 PM
i like how you've overdone the flash...it's like they all have halos
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07/13/2005 04:27:29 PM
there are vary harsh shadows on the wall behind them i find it really distracting
07/12/2005 11:11:32 PM
Subject Impact: High
Meets Challenge: High
Technical: Average
Composition: High
Creativity: Average

Score: 8
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07/12/2005 09:33:25 PM
Feels like a bit too much overall greyness in this picture, which makes it a little flat.
07/12/2005 09:28:38 PM
Little to posed....I think the boys in the front should have done something different with their legs. But everyone looks happy.
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07/12/2005 04:11:59 PM
nice shot the shadows of the heads behind the backrow people is different ... I think I find it more distracting ...nice shot seems like a tall boy in the front row hope he likes basketball.
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07/11/2005 11:05:55 PM
yip, this is a family shot. very nice composition.
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07/11/2005 08:27:04 PM
Shadow's on the backgrouind are a little strong. Lighting the back ground seperately would have helped.
07/11/2005 05:01:52 PM
This is a strong photo, with good group composition. This needs backlighting to remove the shadows, or using a flash diffuser, or bouncing the flash off the ceiling. I would possibly have swapped the youngest lad with the eldest lad to reduce the difference between the eldest lad & the young girl, and reduce distraction from the father's face. The girl's head also blends in with the grandfathers chin, which is never a good thing, so either getting him to stand on a book or moving her slightly to her right would help.
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07/11/2005 03:03:52 PM
Handsome family!
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07/11/2005 02:43:20 PM
Plastic, static smiles... i never could understand why anyone would make or want a photo like this. Nothing personal, and definitely nothing against the models. It just doesn't make sense to me, sorry.

Of technical aspects, you might want to either take shots like this farther from walls, or diffuse the flash with a diffuser or by bouncing it off of the ceiling. That would make the shadows on the wall much less defined.
07/11/2005 10:11:30 AM
Everybody looks so pleased to be there. I wish they weren't all so boxed in, but that's typical when groups of people are standing around and have to all be in a shot.
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07/11/2005 09:46:45 AM
Definitely says family! Overall nicely composed. The flash was too bright and has caused distracting dark shadows behind every person.
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07/11/2005 09:32:09 AM
Nice family snapshot. The shadows behind the back row's heads is distracting. Kinda flat image.
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07/11/2005 08:11:10 AM
Good looking family.
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07/11/2005 07:45:11 AM
wonderful family
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07/11/2005 07:06:53 AM
i like the family portrait here and the arrangement is great. but...(theres always a but) the shadows behind everyone is a major distraction for me.
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07/11/2005 03:13:13 AM
a nice shot of what looks to be three generations
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07/11/2005 02:50:59 AM
The shadows above the heads are very distracting .. got everyone with a smile thats doing well ... good luck
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