The Prez (Please click on photo to view larger)

by Kelly Landrum

the prez please click on photo to view larger seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: Livingstone College, Beautiful People, May 7, 2010

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Portrait

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2010-05-07 15:31:03
Focal Length : 100/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/12
Exposure Time : 1/13
Aperture Value : 8.0
F Number : 8.0
Iso Speed Ratings : 3200
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Wednesday 21st of July 2010 01:30:40 AM


Landrum Kelly

Thank you, Rashed.


Jerry Matchett


 You have a well exposed, well posed image of a man who looks important.  He is dressed in fine clothing, carries an attitude of thoughtful intelligence and seems to be someone who carries weight in some sphere of influence.

 However you have centered him in a square cropped space, which immediately diminishes his sense of authority and importance, centering his head so that the distance from his eyes to the left margin feels crowded.  I strongly suggest a crop into a vertical image that places his eyes centrally.  My uploaded example is one possibility.


Jerry Matchett

Landrum Kelly

He is a college president, Jerry.

Thanks for the great crop.  I didn't see that one.  Frankly, I can see some advantages to both, depending on the possible application.  For a college brochure or website, yours would definitely work better.

My own crop was based on my sense of the moment: things were happening in the room, and he was standing off to the side watching.


Afshin Azizi

Good Documentry portrait

Landrum Kelly

Thank you, Afshin.  I hope things are well in Iran.


Ross Yourth
Hi Landrum- This is my favourite in this series. Believe you have captured this individual in a most flattering manner..I see an elderly gentleman, sitting in a relaxed manner listening politely to whoever is addressing him .A person content & satisfied with who he is & his station kn life..For myself, as soon as I saw his image I liked him for the kind of a person I believe him to be.Best Regards_Ross

Landrum Kelly
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