Photo Review- "ANZAC Day 2018" by Tony Reddrop

Anzac Day 2018 5.30 Palmerston North Square. Taken with a Fuji XE-3 at F2.8, ISO1600, 23mm.

Initial Thoughts

I love the idea, the silhouette of a family in front of a red background, it really gives the picture a special look. The position of the family members is wonderful, it gives the image both a dynamic and static feeling.

The exposure is perfect for the look you were trying to achieve, it might not be technically correct but in this instance it doesn't matter.

In my eyes, the most important thing about this photo is the story that it carries. It looks like the couple had more children and some of them were more family oriented while the other two were there to find something more. Everyone can interpret this for themselves, this is the strongest point about the whole photo.

The Crop

One thing I immediately noticed is the crop of the photo and the position of the subjects of interest. If you perfectly centred the red background in the image and made it symmetrical whilst warping it a little bit to make it a perfect rectangle, it would give a much more finished look to the picture, making it even more striking.

Below is an example of the crop I mean. This really makes it look like fine art, maybe even a painting.The beauty with the black around the picture is that you can really play with that negative space to make whatever you want around the picture.