New snow, old tractor.
by: © Tyler Wright
7.9
Overall
Rating
8
General
impression
7
Subject
of photo
5
Composition
& Perspective
10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
10
Depth
of field
5
Color &
Lighting
10
Focus
General
impression
Tyler, You are talking with your camera here...my strong tractor in the soft new snow... accentuate it through increasing the contrast and darkening the image...you can also burn in the surrounding either manually or by vignetting it in LightRoom if you have that program. If not get it ...it really is cool and has a lot of preset effects to better interpret your feel here. When I started, an older photographer on the paper told me, " never shoot a 5 foot seven picture." At first I thought how would I ever do that with my 35mm! But the lesson was and still resounds, I am 5'7 and never shoot from the angle...get lower, get higher whatever but not straight on. good shooting
8/10
Subject
of photo
An interesting subject in itself but I would have rather seen it closer or further away to show it in its environment.
7/10
Composition
& perspective
I am not sure if in your original the whole tractor appears or if it is simply cropped to fit this space, but IMHO it should show in its entirety.I also would have used a higher angle, not so dead on or used a lower angle and turned the wheel, a coming at you feeling shooting from on the ground looking up. I carry a lightweight step ladder in my vehicle and find it a great tool to work with.
5/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
Good exposure.
10/10
Depth
of field
Good use of depth of field here.
10/10
Color &
Lighting
Since this a Black and white, no need to talk about color...however... the overall is too bright and flat and the snow is not effective. A darker image with more contrast would do it. Think Ansel Adams... play in PS levels or use a preset plugin in LightRoom. You can also tint it light blue to give a cold look.
5/10
Focus
Well done.
10/10
Description
I was shooting me tractor at differnt angles after a light snowfall. I liked the way the black and the white just gives it a classic look.
Technical Details

Nikon Coolpix L100

Lens: Standard: 30-50mm
Exposure time: 1/100 ,
F-stop: F1.8
ISO: 100
Flash: None
Reviewed by GuruShots Pro
matthew pace
20+ Years
United States
Commercial
8 Jobs
How to improve your photo
1.
When I started, an older photographer on the paper told me, " never shoot a 5 foot seven picture." At first I thought how would I ever do that with my 35mm! But the lesson was and still resounds, I am 5'7 and never shoot from the angle...get lower, get higher whatever but not straight on.
2.
Pay as much attention to the edges as the middle of a shot. Don't let things go out if you can back up or change lenses. Only leave out what is not important so either tighten up or widen out.
3.
Think in terms of this an image of my subject or is this one of my subject in its surroundings? A close up of a model on a beach is a beauty shot, but the model on a beach dancing in the water is story. Tell a story.
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matthew pace
Experience: 20+ Years
Past President and VP of American Society of Media Photographers/S.FL.... Group leader LinkedIn Fine Art Photographers... Shoots Food and Corporate people/executive portraits for magazines,Public relations and the industry.Twenty years of experience. Strong lighting and a one on one approach ...
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