New to this site and 3 B&W's

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by Jose', Jul 10, 2008.

  1. Jose'

    Jose' TPF Noob!

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    Taken at a Buddhist Monestary.

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    Jose' TPF Noob!

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    I'd really appreciate any constructive criticism please, it helps me improve! Im new to the site, i own a Nikon D80 and usually use my 24mm f2.8 lens.
     
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    1. A nice image, and good composition, but the perspective is a little skewed. It needs a straightening and perspective tweak. As well, you've go some flare in the upper area and a blown sky. I would suggest doing a reshoot with the sun behind you. This will eliminate the flare and hopefully produce a nicer sky. Overall the image is a little too mid-range for my taste, that is, lots of grey, and little black and white.

    2. A strong image, but it needs a diffused fill-flash placed probably about where the RH table leg is, aimed up to provide a little more illumination on your face. This one again needs straightening, and would benefit from your being not quite so close to the edge.

    3. An interesting capture; I don't really have much comment to offer other than I think it would be better not to have cropped off the toes and posterior or the LH subject.

    4. Not bad at all. A reflector to add just a little fill light to the LH side of your face, and perhaps a diffuser to reduce the highlights on your right forearm and forehead, but other than that, I think this is a nicely executed self-portrait.

    Just my $00.02 worth - your milage may vary.

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