Hubby poses for me again--CC please!

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by aliciaqw, Apr 1, 2010.

  1. aliciaqw

    aliciaqw TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    How is this one? Does focus look OK? I'm concerned about color (too cool/warm...I'm baaad with color. On my computer his skin looks very accurate to real life) and composition. Is the background too busy? Give it to me!

    p.s. I wonder how long before he starts telling me NO! Haha...

    ISO 100
    f/2.5
    1/1000
    I was in Ap mode...

    [​IMG]
     
  2. aliciaqw

    aliciaqw TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    OK, so as soon as I looked at this once it was posted...I hated his color (even if he IS a redneck). Here's a re-edit with the reds adjusted, a little warming, and the magentas darkened...whatever the hell all that means. Better? Ugh...

    [​IMG]
     
  3. mwcfarms

    mwcfarms No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Mar 16, 2010
    Messages:
    2,656
    Likes Received:
    178
    Location:
    Southern Alberta
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Im married to a redneck as well and both look great in my opionion. Good shot. I like the cowboy one better though lol just my taste.
     
  4. aliciaqw

    aliciaqw TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Oh yes, so do I. But he got some "brokeback" comments on Facebook and he had to redeem himself and silence his critics. I think this just gave them more ammo. Haha...
     
  5. Olympus E300

    Olympus E300 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2009
    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    12
    Location:
    Ste.Anne, Manitoba, Canada
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I know its a naturally green tire....But the green tire is throwing me off....My brain wants it to be black...LoL

    I think its a good photo. I like it. The softness of the background is nice and helps to focus the subject and keep your eyes looked on it. Cheers!

    My $0.02!
    - Dan
     
  6. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,249
    Likes Received:
    5,009
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    For this type of pose and the competition spect of the motorcycle, I would have shot from a much lower perspective to convey a stronger sense of power, dominance, and herorism on the part of the subject.

    The background is very busy. The diagonal lines in the background add a sense of motion but verticals would have fomented an impression of strength and power and been more appropriate IMO.

    I would have had him place his foot on the near foot peg and would have used a reflector to add light under the ball cap, but not to the shadow side of his face (camera right).
     
  7. pbelarge

    pbelarge TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2010
    Messages:
    2,680
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Adding to Keith's comments, the front tire is in the shade, maybe lighten that up as well.

    Does your editing program provide you with the ability to change the backround? It is somewhat busy...the grass is enough...maybe mountains/hills in the backround - 'mountain bike'
     
  8. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,249
    Likes Received:
    5,009
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I did an edit, brought the background exposure down a full stop, dodged the front tire, under the cap bill, and did some contrast enhancement...but did't post it because you don't allow that.
     
  9. aliciaqw

    aliciaqw TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit

    Oh no! I'd love to see it if you have it still. I need to change that on my profile.

    And I agree that the background is too busy but I'm no pro with PSE8 so I don't know how to transform the background into anything other than what it is. Still learning.

    I didn't notice the shaded tire until you mentioned it, actually. I wish I had a reflector-- good idea. I should get one of those. I don't have any equipment other than my camera, the 2 lenses, and a tripod.

    And I did take a few photos from a lower perspective but the focus seemed off. I liked the dominant factor in those shots but thought his face being slightly out of focus was bothersome.

    Sooo...show me your edit :)
     
  10. KmH

    KmH Helping photographers learn to fish Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Messages:
    38,249
    Likes Received:
    5,009
    Location:
    Iowa
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    The idea is to get the background right in the camera, not in Photoshop. ;)

    [​IMG]
     
  11. aliciaqw

    aliciaqw TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2010
    Messages:
    219
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    California
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Hey, you made the shadows disappear from his face and the tire! And you did that how? I'll have to look for a tutorial in my PSE8 book. I suppose I can also look out for that WHILE I'm taking the photo :)

    And how do I bring the background exposure down a stop while photographing? I really am sorry if these are dumb questions but I won't know until I ask.

    I really appreciate being able to see his face and now that the shadow is gone from the tire, I can see how annoying it was before.
     
  12. cnutco

    cnutco No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2009
    Messages:
    1,566
    Likes Received:
    50
    Location:
    NE GA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I am thinking of some shots with some serious air inbetween the bike and the ground! ;)

    I like Keith's comment about a lower perspective...
     

Share This Page