C&C please

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Idahophoto, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Idahophoto

    Idahophoto TPF Noob!

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    Canon 50D
    Tamron 17-50/2.8
    F32, 0.6 sec
    ISO 125
    Exposure Bios -1stop
    Spot metering

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  2. GotaLuvThosPens

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    Maybe try taking it from a high angle to keep the figure in front of the light reflection area of the water... or the opposite with a low angle and use the light sky as the background. How it is now the person gets lost in the tree line and darker water.
     
  3. robertwsimpson

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    too dark and it "feels" crooked.

    your description says editing is ok, so here is my take:
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    here is what I did:
    1. perspective distortion to make the photo "feel" straighter
    2. re-crop using rule of thirds
    3. levels adjustment to brighten
    4. brightness/contrast adjustment to brighten and add contrast
    5. USM sharpening
    6. Selective dodging to bring out the sky, water, and details in the dock
     
  4. Idahophoto

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    To Gotalovthospens I thought about that when taking the shot but flet the glow around her would add some separation, though thinking I will try it that way as the more I look at it the more I agree with you.

    Nice edit Robert. PS is a big weak spot with me that I am trying to improve on. It was pretty dark when I took the shot. I had done a panoramic one that I really liked of her in the morning but she was a bit soft do to the very long exposure I used. I figured I should of did it in two shots one with long exposure and the second using a faster exposure to keep her sharp, but then the softness also adds to the mood I think also. These kinds of decisions are a pain to make lol.
     
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    photoshop can take a good photo to great, or a great photo to spectacular. Keep practicing.
     
  6. bazooka

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    I agree with Robert, her head and shoulders, even though backlit, are still getting lost in the trees. I like the edit, and think the halo around her could be brightened up even more.
     

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