It's okay? portrait.

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  1. Vicelord John

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    Just wondering. Shot with 17-55 f2.8 on D90 with natural lighting and minimal pp just levels.

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    seems faded, not sharp enough the reflections on the building seem too bright. were you shooting midday again?
     
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    Probably. I dont remember. I shoot when i can.
     
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    No offense, but if you are trying to take nice pictures, why would you take them at the worst time of day?
    Thats like if you were a skier but you went skiing in July.
     
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    Because that IS WHEN I CAN!

    I work office hours and weekends are busy doing things around the house.
     
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    Then why post pictures asking if they are ok, when the answer is the same every time?
     
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    Such hostility on here. I have the same issue. I shoot when I can sometimes, because I like to get the practice in and I don't always have a choice with an odd work schedule. Furthermore, if you are a wedding photographer or photojournalist, you don't get to choose when you shoot or where you shoot. You need to make due with whats given you. So with that said, I agree with what was previously said about the building being bright.

    Do you use Photoshop for PP?

    You could dial back the brightness and then use a second brightness layer that you mask completely black. Then paint using white to add brightess to your subject as if you had used some fill flash. Use a soft brush and lower the opacity so that it is very gradual. You can also adjust the opacity of the layer afterwards to fine tune. I would also adjust the colors. You can use a layer set to like hard light or something like that and then just lower the opacity of the layer to fine tune. Lots of easy places you can start.
     
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    BTW, is that tempe?
     
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    Yes it is the tempe center for arts
     

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