Hello Eric Kim and friends!
I’m from Brazil and an amateur photographer too a big fan of your photos and texts!
Please see my photos and my passion in http://rubemrocha.com (and click in ‘galeria’)
Any comments are welcome.
Thank you so much! 🙂
Maybe it’s me and my vision of the world, but the cellphone photo is, for me, has the most impact of them all. Sure, the silhouette one is nice, but the Moto G4 cellphone shot is CLOSER, you can see her perfect and bring the spectator right there. Try it often!
And I will try it too if I have the time, BTW…I still shoot at certain distances 😉
PS: Try to use the background as a conductor to the sight of the spectator: In the cellphone shot you have a perspective of a building that could have guided to the face of her, but being so centered it’s cut and it doesn’t have that effect. Test it, play with the background and perspective.
My favorite is the second photograph. I love the water, the gigantic pier and the way that it is aligned with the horizon, and especially the placement of the fisherman, exactly where a pole would be expected. Very nicely done.
The first photograph is beautifully colored, and in particular the delicate rendering of the urban skyline is excellent. This would be more effective for me if the adult’s head wasn’t intersected by the dark land mass.
The third photo is good, but would be better if the camera was turned to a horizontal (landscape) orientation, to capture more of the surrounding street. As it is, the surroundings look intriguing, but there isn’t enough there for me.
I like the lighting of the fourth photograph, and the framing is very clean and well done. The various geometric shapes are well grouped and provide a very nice setting. However, I’m not sure why I should be interested in this particular gentleman.
I hope that helps — just my opinions, so take them or leave them!
Ok so a good photograph is a four legged stool. A photograph is good because it has good:
If you can achieve 3 of the four “legs” you are doing really well.
The first two photographs are clearly successful. The toning on the first photograph works for me.
The third photograph: The old lady needs to gesture, make a face or do something, anything more interesting than stare into the camera.
Fourth photograph is entirely uninteresting. I mean it’s ok to take a picture like this, just edit it out.