Rangerman:| First friendly photo.| asking for comments.

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  1. rangerman

    rangerman TPF Noob!

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    I took a shot of a friend in a chinese styled shirt.
    Went back, post processed the image.
    All comments are welcome.

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  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Lots of potential here. A couple of thoughts: -You needed a reflector image left to provide a little more illumation for his head/hair. -Don't forget to level & square your images. -The background is very busy and distracting; you've made good use of selective focus, but there's still too much detail and the globe light above his head is what really grabs the eye.
     
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    I like that you nailed your focus.. The man's eyes are nice and sharp.

    But I'm not crazy about the edit.. I think it needs warmed up a bit. His skin tones in particular strike me as "pasty" and not living.
     
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    Yeah the background would be better with less detail..
     
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    I love the bokeh coming from the left side, the circles.
     
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    I agree , i like the bokeh of rings!:thumbup:
     
  7. rangerman

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    Thank you to all, esp some detail comments. I have learned a lot too just evaluating these tips given. :thumbup: Thumbs up for you people.

    Background....that will be my new observation point in portrait taking.
     
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    Can you post the exif data? I'd suggest shooting wide open but you may already be. The background's distracting, and I think, as aayria said, your white balance may be a little off.
     

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