Originally Posted by Deano12345
Cant tell if the last bit of your comment is sarcastic or not haha
(ive had a long day
) but thanks anyway
Yeah, from a technical standpoint, its meh (with the flare and that) but I had fun shooting that day and that's what everyone should get out of photography, regardless of how/what they shoot IMO
@sub50hz : Haven't really asked anyone specifically , they purely said they liked it is all
True enough, everyone should enjoy shooting. However, beyond the feel someone gets from looking at a photo, there are things that can be evaluated objectively. I agree with what sub said about your second shot. The whole head is dark because of the back lighting, the top of the head is cut off, the flare of course, little if any context is seen in the framing, and a shot from the front with a well-lit face would look so much more interesting IMO. A little constructive criticism never hurts, especially in photography. I like receiving criticism as much as praise for a photo.
And the first shot is really good I think. The framing is nice, as the blurred BG, and the thumbs-up make it a great shot.