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Critique my picture!
I would like to know what do you think of my pic and how it can be improved.
But before, a little bit of context: this pic is heavily inspired by the work of Captain Dangerous.
She make really awesome pictures using nendoroid figures (which i also love) and shallow depth of fields.
I love the lighting on this. Certainly evocative of the photographer who inspired you.
Looking closely the only suggestion I would make is the positioning of the figs arm. It looks a little awkward to me the way its stretching back, but only on close inspection.
If I wasn't looking close I wouldn't have even thought of this and tbh I could be wrong LOL. Overall I love the relaxing idilic feel of the scene
Lervly photo. Great feel.
I'm always picky about blown highlights. I think its ok when you blow out most of the photo and leave a few dark details, but if there are just a few blown highlights and lots of midrange detail it looks weird.
Easy fix in PP.
And second to that arm. But i totally understand the constraints of minifig limbs. So it's ok... i didn't even notice it until i read the first critique.
I like the ethereal look with the shallow DoF and I can see the influence of the other artist but there are a couple of things that just don't work for me.
I think the choice of colors on the minifig makes him pretty much disappear into the wood behind him. There's little contrast there.
Coupled with the very strong highlight on the left, I find my mind struggling to go to the subject. My eye just goes to the highlight every time.
So while idyllic in scene, it's a bit stressful for my brain. This could have been your intention though. Who knows? ????
I'll just jump in here with my take on things. First of I like the serenity of the scene, for some reason a bunny will add to that feeling too. Love the colors and the brightness of the scene.
agree with the posing of the arms.
Just like Anna's eye's, my eyes are wandering the image too. I don't necessarily agree on the colors of the minifig though. For me the problem in this image is the focus. Nothing in this image seems to be crisp and sharp, so I don't know what to focus on. Combining that with the strong highlight,I agree with Anna, I might decrease the highlight somewhat too and see if the main character can be lighted a bit more 'exciting' (whatever that may mean ????)
Furthermore two things I noticed which can go both way;
- Why the fishing rod if there is no water in sight (it could be implied, but does it add . to the scene?)
- There see to be some particles above the minifig and the wood which seem to be moving... it gives me the impression of a storm/ strong wind and decreases the feeling of serenity to me. Though it does add a bit of mystery on what might be going on...
Why don't we just take this the completely opposite direction.... scrap the rod, film noir it up, monty python filter the bunny, and Dali melt the whole thing a little.