APRIL THEME – One Subject, Different View Points

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  • #13958
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    Peter Robinson
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    The theme for March is now closed

    The theme for April is

    One Subject – 3 Different Shots

    The theme for this month is a bit of a different challenge. Photograph one subject, then take two more photographs of it using a different technique. You could photograph it from different angles to see how different your photographs look. Or you could try using a different lens or lighting to experiment what effects they have. Then you could try different camera settings to change the depth of field or motion blur. The subject matter is open so you could try your hand at a studio still life or something out doors. Then you can do it all again with a different subject.  It’s time to experiment.

    We now have a much simpler uploading process for the images you want to post. All you now do is post your picture! But we do ask that you don’t post anything too big; perhaps best to start with a typical “1400” and then, when the dialog box comes up, make it 650p wide. If it is portrait orientation make it 650p high. That’s it!

    There’s no restriction on when the photograph was taken so search though your archives show us what you can produce. If you would like to suggest any topics for the monthly theme please let me know.

    #13974
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    Peter Robinson
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    I’ll kick off this month’s theme with 3 photos I took at Tutbury Castle on Sunday. Thanks Wallace for reminding us of this on the Events page.

    I think it pays to walk around your subject and check out other viewpoints. All give a different picture and perspective. Which do you think is the best angle?

    #14003
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    Peter Robinson
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    OK. I’ll try another three also taken at Tutbury. This time two are from a different angle and one is in a different format. Which do you prefer and why?

    #14015
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    Kath Hill
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    Hi Peter,

    I like the last one of the boy with the gun because of his eyes and the way you are looking down the barrel of the gun straight into him. The difficult thing about deciding which angle to take this shot from was the hand which needs to be there but not covering his face too much. I think you cracked it!

    I can’t make my mind up about “Mary Queen of Scots”. I think the top two are best as you get the sense that she is praying before her impending death. The first one shows a soft side that might be asking for forgiveness while the second one shows her defiant to the end. Although I find the stare a bit exaggerated I think I prefer the defiant Mary.

    Regards Kath

    #14016
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    Ian McNab
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    I struggle a bit with ‘Mary Queen of Scots’, who was only 44 when she died.

    😉

     

     

    #14019
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    Kath Hill
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    I often take several shots and make my mind up later which I like the best, especially when taking a posed portrait. Here are 3 shots of Andy dressed as a German soldier. He has seen them via Crewe Flickr and says he likes them a lot so I’m happy.

    Gosh having uploaded them as low level (1) jpg they look awful!

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    #14026
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    Peter Robinson
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    Hi Kath. Many thanks for supporting this Month’s theme. I was starting to feel quite lonely!  I agree with your comments about the boy soldier. I prefer the third version as I think the strong eye contact makes it a stronger picture than the other two.

    Regarding Mary, I prefer the first version although I wished I hadn’t have cropped of her elbows. As you say  in the second one her stare is a bit forced and in the third a wanted to get a complete profile, but couldn’t get far enough around.

    I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve reposted your images. It’s interesting to see how the same pose can look so different from the same angle. Which one is best depends on what you want to see. They all contain a certain amount of information.

    #14028
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    Ian McNab
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    Peter said; I hope you don’t mind, but I’ve reposted your images.

    Sorry, Peter – I can’t see Kath’s pictures at all, now. 🙁

    #14030
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    Kath Hill
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    Here goes with bigger files and I will click on the right icon this time rather than insert file.Andy full length

    #14031
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    Kath Hill
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    Andy portrait

     

    #14032
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    Kath Hill
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    Andy close up

     

    #14033
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    Peter Robinson
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    Sorry! I realise what I did. I copied the address of the thumbnail, then reposted it as a 650px long side image using the right hand icon. They looked OK so I deleted the thumbnails which promptly removed the images I’d reposted. Silly me. They look much better now.

    #14035
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    wbaxter
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    This one has 5 images. I know there were to be 3 but 5 is better than 3 any day

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    wbaxter
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