Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by jols, Nov 20, 2007.
how can i make it better?
i wanted the soft focus look black and white.
so help me then oh wise one dont just tell me what ive done wrong.
my heart sank when i saw you replied.
how do i put you on my ignore list and if i do does that mean i will never see any of your posts
DUDE! I don't think you want to put max on your ignore list, or anyone else for that matter just for pointing out your mistakes.
Photography is hard, but you fail your way to success.
If no one points out your failures, you'll never succeed. Personal growth as an artist involves discomfort.
I participated in a discussion on lighting here, you might get something out of it.
your shot doesnt look like its in black and white. more like sepia...
thanks for the comments but max always says whats wrong and not just to me but seldom suggests ways of making it better.
thanks for your link i will check it out.
If you're happy with the tone, I would consider is selecting both eyes and inverting the selection. This will allow you to apply the soft focus only to the skin while maintaining sharpness in the eyes. There are other ways to do this, but that's how I do it.
You've got way bigger problems than me if you need to be spoon-fed a list of five hundred ways to properly expose a photo instead of a) Practicing until you figure out what works, or b) Making a legitimate attempt to study your craft using the thousands of resources available to you.
I told you exactly what was wrong with the shot. Now go out and learn how to fix it. If you want private lessons, I'll PM you my rates.
For christ's sake. Laziness. Just laziness.
exactly you told me what was wrong but no help after that.
bye bye max have a nice life :hail:
I don't understand how you are offended. Max always gives, helpful, yet blunt and straight to the point critiques. However, nobody is here to explain to you exactly what to do. Figuring out and experimenting is half the fun. I think you should use other resources and do more playing around. Don't expect to post a half-assed photo and us to spend an hour typing up instructions on how to make it perfect. Making it look good is your job as the photographer, not ours.
i agree with whoever said it looks in sepia. and the left side of the face (the childs right side) is hot... a little to much light on it in my opinion.
If you wont let people help you, you can never get better.
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