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  1. Vuorilla

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    Hi everybody,

    I would like to seek some advice from professionals out there (or anyone willing to give their input) about my photos in my blog. (I haven't found any category called "critique" so I post here, I hope it's the right place! Don't be mad, I'm new here :) )

    Some people say my pictures are under-exposed, what do you think? And what about white balance? How can I get better at white-balancing my photos?

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    Thank you for your advice!

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    I like the composition of #3, but I don't like that he is yellow.

    The shots at the party don't really say anything, just kind of random snapshots.

    I do like the effort.
     
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    In photojournalism, you want your picture to tell a story. I think number 4 and the last picture work. The composition in number 4 is much better though, pretty interesting shot I think.
     
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    Thank you two for your replies.

    Could you tell me what I should do to improve the colors? I always thought the yellow faces were normal at night, when all the yellow streetlights are the only source of light.
     
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    The street light might give the person a weird yellowish skin tone but you can always fix it by changing the white balance. It's a subjective thing and different people have different taste. The key is not to over do it. White balance make something that suppose to be white in the picture white again and not yellow because of the light. There is a ton of info on google on it, hope that help :)
     
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    Should I leave the yellowish color on the photo if it was caused by the environment (streetlamp) rather than by a bad camera setting? Isn't photojournalism about showing what the eye sees? Or did my camera and my editing put a stronger yellow color on this face than what I actually saw on the scene?
     
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    Personal choice.

    Personally, I would leave it alone.

    The world isn't perfect, and all lights are not the same.
    Some people are cool with that, others have to make everything look just like everything else.

    Do whatever you think looks best.
     

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