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Coyote Painted [3] by Askblackhearse Coyote Painted [3] by Askblackhearse
A juvenile coyoye whom I purchased from a trapper at a annual Powder Shoot event.

If It's not too crappy in definition feel free to use as stock but credit me please.

That means link back to me when you use it, it should not be posted on any other site other than dA (deviant:ART) If you plan to, ask my permission.

<--- The before Photo. ^---It took me two days to paint, plus finish painting it. It would have been sooner if I wasn't so busy.
As a stand alone piece of artwork the subject of this photo is good; creative and a fun use of a found object.

However, I am critiquing this as a piece of photographic work.

Photographically this feels a little lacking however, the framing and composition feels a little un-inventive and the lighting is very harsh.

The first problem I have with composition is that you have cut off part of the face at the bottom of the image.

I feel that this could be greatly improved and turned into a piece of photographic art by moving the camera and playing with angles. I think you need to turn a very interesting subject into an interesting photograph. Try taking the photo from a lower angle, turning the head around or shooting a small piece of detail from the subject.

From a lighting perspective it looks like you used your built in camera flash; this has created very harsh shadows and given a very flat look with little contrast.

It would be great if you used an external light source; a lamp is perfect for creating directional light away from the plane of the camera. This will create depth, texture and improve the contrast of the image. Maybe you could try lighting through the eye sockets, or from the side, or turn it into a silhouette by placing the light behind the subject.

All of the suggestions above would take this photo from being just an interesting subject of a snapshot, to a good and artistically interesting photograph!

I hope that is of some use.
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Ashleykat Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow what a good idea, this looks awesome!
Askblackhearse Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
Thank you for the compliments. :D
Ashleykat Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
you're very welcome! its really cool i love it
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December 4, 2012
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LG Electronics
VS910 4G
Focal Length
4 mm
Date Taken
Dec 4, 2012, 7:14:37 AM


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