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Keep Shooting! Photography Assignments (04 Feb 2013)
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Learning photo edits - judge away
I have editted your post so the image is right away on the post
I also checked your F/stop and thats F/7.1 so thats nothing strange. F/70 would be strange indeed.
About the image.
Image looks well focused and its sharp. So that +1
In my opinion its a tad too light. Could be me but i think if you lowered by a stop (so your shutter speed @ 1/125) you will get less reflection at the sun glasses and the skun color would be a tad better.
The skin color looks a bit too light. Or are the girls this light skinned?
Well. They are kids. So i think this was a matter of a second creating this image. But if you ask me, i would lowered my position a bit, did a step back and tried to get the left girl her right arm completly in the image, because it looks now that she has a arm of about 2 meters...
The right girl is jumping in.. so to be honest, i don't know how to fit that in my composition.. maybe a little moved to the right... but i don't know how i would do that.
Well, there you have it.. my judgement Overal a nice shot and i think you have a growing line in your photography.
Thanks for the feedback. I took 600 pictures of this family that morning. The majority of my shots were dull. So I tried to boost color in photoshop elements. I'm not sure of the correct way to do this - as I'm learning post edits slowly.
I tried to sharpen first - and that made an amazing difference with each photo.
You had mentioned the lightness - yes they are fair skin, however - I think you are correct - I probably tried to adjust brightness and messed it up.
Thanks for the tip on adjusting shutting speed. Which makes me want to ask this question - if you adjust your shutter speed - do you "have" to also adjust the Fstop every time? Like if you take one up or down a notch "must" you also do the same for the other?
Thanks for your time and feedback, I really appreciate it!!!!
We're you shooting with a lens hood? If not that's probably the reason for the lack of color, light coming in from the side will sometimes wash out a photo.
remove color cast
adjust color curves
adjust color for skin tone
defringe layer (what the heck does that mean?)
Convert to B&W
And I tried some edits tonight - sadly, my kids were making so much noise I couldn't keep track of what I did. I know I went into levels and grabbed the slider on the far left and moved it over to the right. I think I went into color and increased contrast and finally I did the sharpness.
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