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Tried a portrait again and also in mono. Must say fairly pleased with the shot but to much light on the top of the hat
A wonderful expression on the child's face, very well captured. Carol
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Cool Dude,love the hat.!!
A lovely capture great expression and a super sun hat,we wear hats to keep the rain off,
Great portrait Leon, in case like this, I will use the linear burn tool to defuse the excess light surrounding the hat. Well done.
Intimate portrait Leon. I agree the BG is bright but nothing that's easily fixed.
Has the makings of a great shot.
Excellent lovely in mono. Will
What a great portrait Leon, such a great expression.
What a fabulous candid shot.
Many thanks for your comment on my Loch scene.
I'm very much a photographer at the learning level and hadn't even thought of the crop.
A lovely portrait which works so well in mono
Thanks for all the comments guys
Needs a bit of composition and contrast, beside that, it's an interesting shot, well done
This is a lovely portrait of a boy engrossed in his activity. It would however, like Astyag said, benefit from a boost of contrast.
If you look at the histogram using the "Levels" feature in your software you'll see that there are almost no pixels in the black area to the left. This means your image has lots of highlights or whites but very little dark tones / shadows. The levels tool has 3 adjustment sliders for white point, midtones and black point.
By moving the left (black point) slider to the the right (where the actual graph starts) you are telling your software where the range of tone within the image to start as black should be. This will increase the contrast. You can then move the midpoint slider slightly to the right as well. This will further darken the image without interfering with the brighter areas. Hope this helps.
Thanks Alex, will give it a bash
Lovely mono candid. With Alex' excellent suggestion it will be even better.
works good in b+w
I like what you captured!
When I would shoot an image with this kind of strong light, I would not be able to recover the burned out areas. I've therefore started shooting in RAW mode, and am able to recover more data. For this image, you could simply crop it tightly at the top and the side. I think if you darken it, you might loose detail in the face. I rather like the high-key tone of this, also quite appropriate for a child portrait. Good candid capture.
Thanks guys. Anne believe it or not I have never tried RAW. I do have the functionality and will give it a go. Most of my shots is straight of the camera. Looking to get PS but for now I have a fairly basic program. Has some nice features though. You will not believe how expensive PS is in South Africa and mainly due to the dollar being so much stronger than the rand. Good news is I don’t live in Zimbabwe other wise it would cost well over a million zim dollars You are spot on regarding darkening, lost a lot of detail when I tried it so I cropped tight on top and just left the rest
Make sure you have a program to convert those RAW files. My camera came with software that converts. I don't know about other cameras.
The tighter crop idea came to mind here-- I love the expression on the boys face, concentrating on the job at hand--
and I love the high key sense you have accomplished!
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