Close up of a guy

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  1. KelleighJay

    KelleighJay TPF Noob!

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    First picture, second post, but be harsh man!
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    Too dark, too red.
     
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    have you tried making it black and white to see what it looks like that way? i think would look better probably.
     
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    i think the light is maybe a bit harsh on his face, he's squinting and it's hard to see detail in/near his eye, maybe a reflector would have helped there.. and yeah looks a little over saturated.

    I agree with the above post, try B&W, it may look better, failing that try turning down the saturation a tad. And possibly a little sharpening to bring out more detail in his face?
     
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    wrong time of day (sun high and harsh, eyes in shadow)

    before you get artsy, work on the basics of exposure, etc.

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    i had a little try too.

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    and B&W
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  7. KelleighJay

    KelleighJay TPF Noob!

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    Ha, thanks guys. That was my first assignment in my class, and I must say I got more feedback here. I was told to bracket scenes, and that was the one I liked most. I was just using my dads old minolta and a random lens, didn't really know what the hell I was doing...but everyone has to start somewhere, right?

    I must say I liked the picture beforehand, but I'm not so sure anymore. Ha!
     
  8. KelleighJay

    KelleighJay TPF Noob!

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    OH and my old scanner made it look a tad darker, but maybe I'm just making excuses?
     
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    Ya, pretty much.

    Its not a great shot, man. Direct sunlight, squinty eyes, color is off and the exposure is off too. Shadows are bad.

    Nice creativity with the composing of the shot though :)
     

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