Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by theheater, Feb 17, 2007.
Nice composition but lacks a lot of contrast....
If you have photoshop, open levels and drag the right hand triangle to the left to get the whites in your image white.
i agree with eos - pretty dark
I like the darkness personally.. can you explain how you took it
Yes, I agree it does lack alot of contrast. I find it interesting to put religious figures into a darker photo, not sure why... I also find it easy to photograph statues because they stay still, so you can play with lighting and position a lot. In this case, this is a statue in a graveyard next to my work. It was taken with my Kodak P880. It was then tritoned through photoshop. Everything else is all original, meaning not other photoshopping. I am very new to photography, and I would love to hear other comments and tips on this photo. Can anyone point me in the right direction on a chart for exposure settings, shutter speeds, etc.??
Try putting him on toast next time. People go wild for that stuff. Especially Latinos.
Buy "Understanding Exposure" by Bryan Peterson. This will explain all.
There is no "single" exposure setting that will give you the right image because it's all down to the light and what you want to achieve.
Every shot you take will be slightly different. Check the web for exposure too. It's a mix of ISO, Aperture and Shutter speed and all three are intrinsically linked. Learn how to use them and when.
i like the darkness. its a great picture. i mean, the darkness is a bit creepy, and to someone who beleives it the picture can mean more b/c it has that dramatic edge.
I think this is UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING.
I love the darkness. I love the clouds in the background. I love the old, worn, tattered look.
Looks like he's been there, looking down, for a long time.
To me it is yet a bit too dark, and MaxBloom's comment is totally out of place and does not help anyone at all ever.
I love it. I think the darkness portrays what a lot of people feel when they see the image of Jesus on the cross. Very nice.
I just wanted to Thank everyone for their comments, positve and negative. They help me grow as a photographer, and learning is really what I am in to.... Thanks again, and it means alot to know that people really enjoy my photo. Thanks.
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