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    37 were shot, 6 were selected by me, of that 3 made the cut w/ a friend's review. Here are the best three:







    Earlier this week I emailed my studio professor with examples of the digital color flower shots I've been working on. She was more satisfied with the extreme-close-up shots, as she felt that they represented a more unique voice, instead of being merely Mapplethorpe-esque. I dunno myself... but I took her advice and ran with it. C&C welcome...

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    I personally think that the first one is the best of the bunch. But all of them are great shots.

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      I like how #2 seems very soft and delicate. The others have harder lines and less motion through the frame than the middle, it seems to me.

      #1 has too much negative space at the bottom, and seems dense and clumped at the top for me to keep it on top of the podium, but it's a nice shot anyway.
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        I do very much like the softer lighting and the soft colors you have going here. Especially with the black background as a heavy/hard contrast, it makes the flowers seem very frail and in need of protection.
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          2 and 3 are the ones I returned to.

          With 1, I agree with Fix that there is too much negative space at the bottom, throwing out the balance.

          2 is an interesting take on an orchid flower that you usually don't see. That makes it interesting.

          3 is a nice closeup, pretty standard, beautifully exposed and composed.
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            This was left on the digital cutting room floor. Should I have left it there, or does it rank among the others' quality?

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            • #7
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              I like it. Soft quality of the light adds to the overall 'orchid' feeling of the photo.
              There is good detail throughout and I don't see any over/under exposure in the flower.

              While I still prefer #3, it is only because of the macro nature of 3. I'd consider this new contender the 2nd best of the lot.
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