Too Soft?

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  1. FuryofNature

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    I took this photo last night in some very low lighting. I converted in from color in Photoshop. I know that its soft focused, and I'm wondering how you feel about that. I think I like it because it adds maybe a little mystery to her. I'm not sure. Is the soft focus working?

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    I like it! :)

    I agree it adds a little mystery!

    Great Shot!
     
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    It's not that it's soft-focued, it's that you moved slightly while taking the photo. A minor difference it might seem, but one big enough to adversely affect the photo.
     
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    I moved or she moved, I'm sure. Does it still work, though?
     
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    For me it doesn't. I would scrap the photo if it were mine.
     
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    i agree. i like what you're going after, but this one's not easy on my eyes.
     
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    Is this one better? I like this too. It's more focused.
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    I like the first one more than this one. Because the face's condition show more peace when her beezer near the microphone.
     
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    I do like the second one more. THe first would work for me, like has been said already, if the focus was due to actual soft focus, and not movement. The second one really just does a lot more for me. Nice one.
     
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    I think what I really need is a better lens. I'm using the one that came with the Camera (canon digital rebal). So that's holdng me back some. I think for the most part I've made the best of it and found ways to make it work for me. In these super lowlight situations though, I can only make it work so well. I got a few good shots from that night.

    http://photobucket.com/albums/a314/ConcreteBlock/Tangiers%20Faux%20Acoustic%20Set/

    The link takes you to a page with all of the photos from that night on it. There are only 10 but perhaps it will show a better Idea of what came out that night. Pehaps you can spot the problems, and help me fix them.

    Thanks guys.
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    IMHO the second one is better than the first one, although the composition in the first one is quite interesting - a tighter crop is more appropriate I reckon.

    You're nearly there with the first one, but the ghosting spoils it. It might be rescuable with some photoshopping to even out the blurred and unblurred.

    As for the rest of the set, I'd say you need a nice prime lens for these occasions!

    Rob
     
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    You might want to try a program like focus magic to fix it.
     

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