Are my pictures out of focus??

Discussion in 'The Professional Gallery' started by Lyncca, May 30, 2009.

  1. Lyncca

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    I was posting in another forum looking to be a second shooter and had a private message that really surprised me. I don't have a big head about photography, so I don't think I am beyond a mistake, but this has never been mentioned to me in all the pics I put up for C&C.



    So, it obviously wasn't meant to be mean. Now, of course, I went to look at the posters photos and *I* saw plenty of technical problems, but this said person in other posts said they went to school for photography, attend monthly professional guild meetings, etc. Maybe I don't know what the hell I am talking about.

    So, are my photos out of focus? If so, I obviously need to correct that. I'm not posting an example because they said it is my photography as a whole. There are examples all over lyncca.com and this gallery.

    Thanks for any advice.
     
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    I have seen several of your posts with your shots. My favorite - Redneck bride. You don't have focus problems. You have a great eye for composition, wonderful post processing skills, and NO your pictures are not out of focus. Maybe this person is threatened by your ability. Block out the haters!
     
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    That guy's nuts. Your Liana- Model thread was killer. Eyes are stupidly sharp in every photo and your post processing skills are very nice too. It looks like you do some slight skin softening in post??? If so, maybe he is taking that smooth look to be missed focus. Kinda dumb though considering how the eyes in those photos were sharp enough to cut my monitor.

    I'd move on and find a different photographer. Have you seen any of his work to see if what skill he is on to make such a judgment?
     
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    Thanks guys. I had a model shoot an hour later so I was about to have a stroke until photographyfanatic assured me by PM.

    I thought maybe the skin softening was the problem, so I wrote and said that and asked for examples. I got this back when I got home...

    Whatever. I did go look at HIS website and although he has been doing for 27 yrs. Well, I won't bash someone that isn't here to defend themself ;)
     
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    can you show us the pictures he was looking at?
     
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    I just surfed your sites and honestly, I don't see any out of focus shots. I would tell the person to have their prescription checked.
     
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    Thanks Tharmsen :) It has all been resolved.
     
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    This isn't an uncommon problem. With all the different ways to display images on computer screens, there are mistakes & mishaps where people end up seeing problems that just aren't there.
     
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    So, I DO have a lady that is letting me come and shoot at some of her weddings. The first one is Saturday. I'm excited for the opportunity to learn and not have to worry about if I completely screw it up. I'm fairly certain I won't suck THAT bad, but I expect that I will have things to learn and work on as everyone else does starting out.
     
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    Right now, your pictures are not out of focus, but they are when I get home. At home, everyone's pictures are out of focus, my monitor is wacked out :D

    Actually, because of your thread, it got me thinking. I have to post some of mine (I never post pictures, just read threads) to ask if my shots have too much sharpening in post processing. It didn't occur to me that I may be oversharpening. I've known my monitor was out of wack on focus for quite some time.

    I can understand where someone might think your photos were out of focus a bit. Yes, here at work the eyes are sharp, but with the post processing you do, someone else might take that as thinking they were out of focus. I would guess that this person isn't into photography (unless you mentioned they are, I don't remember) as everyone here certainly is into photography and can clearly see that the eyes are sharp.

    No offense to you, but your post processing does mess a bit with my eyes (when I'm not on my home blurry monitor) and that's why I think someone else may think they are out of focus.
     
  11. Lyncca

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    Evidently the problem was that he was somehow zooming in on the thumbnails instead of CLICKING on them, so it was completely pixelating the image. That was in my zenfolio gallery and I haven't quite figured out how he was doing that. But, people on computers amaze me daily (but don't get me going on my day job :lol:).

    He says he has been doing weddings for 27 yrs, but from what I can see he doesn't do any post processing besides applying way too much soft focus oddly enough.

    I guess to each his own, but you can imagine that I was surprised after he said my pictures were OOF after viewing his. And as I said, he did tell me what the issue was, which was that he was viewing my client gallery wrong. I was going to post some pictures, but I don't believe in bashing someone publicly. I shared with one person by PM and they agreed with me.
     
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    For some reason old people like soft focus... And I don't know why.. I generally hate it.
     

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