Coffee & Smile at the Diner - Critique Please

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by SemiDrunk, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. SemiDrunk

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    To me it just seems like the skin is over exposed.
     
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    That was mostly the effect I was going for. The face didn't seem to stick out as much the other way. Interested to see if others think it ruins the picture.
     
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    IMO, subject too bright, background too dark, cropped to tight, should have left the top of her hair and bottom of her hand
     
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    I think it has potential, you caught a nice expression. Did you bump up the contrast in PP? It's just too much IMO. Shadows are too black, highlights blown out.
     
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    Looks like a fun snapshot. Caught a nice expression.
    Face is fine, try a larger f-stop next time.
     
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    A nice shot, but I agree the subject is a little too bright. I'm OK with the dark background and even the tight crop, although I think it needs to be tight on the sides as well. Also, darken that light on the left above her right hand so it doesn't compete with the subject.
     

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