Beginner - Street Photography - C&C solicited

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  1. chetanls

    chetanls TPF Noob!

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    Hi all,

    I just recently entered the world of DSLR. I took a few photographs capturing the street life in India. Would love to hear feedback from you all.

    1. http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2759/4018064515_ed02f84b88.jpg

    A few things I attempted (or to be honest, fell into place automatically :blushing:): The two blurred images in the background are part of the story. The laborer doing hard manual work while the supervisor stands behind overseeing the work. The main subject - the man with a royal moustache - has been kept at the right thirds of the frame. I think I should have overexposed the image by half-a-stop of so; I think the main subject appears too dark. Should I do some fill lighting or selective tonal adjustment in PP?

    2. [IMG]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2704/4063467327_cfe3270910.jpg

    Here too, the props in the background add to the story - I feel it gives a sense of the livelihood of the two main subjects. Both the subjects were looking at a particular subject of interest which I have deliberately left out. Also, since the low evening light projected stark shadows, and the whole scene depicts an almost bygone era by modern living standards, I felt B&W will do justice. I used 'de-saturate' in PP to achieve B&W. Should I be doing more selective tone conversion perhaps? The faces of the main subjects are dark?

    Would love to hear C&C
     
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    You forgot the [​IMG]
     
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    1. [​IMG]
    2. [​IMG]

    There you go :lol:

    I like #1. It fits my compositional tastes.

    Welcome by the way ;)
     
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    Both are great first one is my favorite. Can't find anything to nit pick at. Good job!
     
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    chetanls TPF Noob!

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    Thank you Boxphotographer and thebeatles.
    One request - I followed the instructions on "posting with photographs from 3rd party site", but obviously, I have gone wrong!
    Can you please help me here?
     
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    comp on 1 is amazing, i enjoy the colors and the bokeh. #2 is great as well, but it is a little dark for my taste.
     
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    javier No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    chetanls TPF Noob!

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    Thank you Javier. I went thru your article - great tips and some great photos. It was very useful to me; thanks again.
     
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    #1 nice composition.... i like it
     
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    you got most of it right in your post. you added the img tag at the beginning but forgot the [/img] at the end of the image.
     
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    Compositionally speaking, I like #1 the best. However, as a street photo, I really like #2. There's more going on, and I can't help but think, "What are those guys looking at?" They're both great though.
     
  12. chetanls

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    percent20 - thank you for the info.
    All - thanks for your words of encouragement as well as inputs...
    Feels good to be part of a forum where everyone is so responsive!
     

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