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A man with hoop

By xwang
Question: How to auto fill in the camera settings?
I thought it was I forgot to tick the embed color profile on PS, but the settings are still not show on EPZ.
The photo was taken in Liverpool, as I was in discussion on one of the photos in the folder,.. also I want to see if embed color profile works or not, it doesn't.
I'll put all the settings on MOD.
Thank you.

Tags: Street Woman Liverpool Man Hoop

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LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2018 5:11PM
I'll leave the techno geeky stuff to people much more expert than myself.

There is a lot to like in this photograph but I think maybe there are too many distractions from the main subject. If this were mine I would crop it to take out the lady on the right and a little from the left of the photo. In fact I did. That plus a little more tweaking focussed the image much more on the two subjects You haven't enabled Mods so I'll send my version to you.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.1k 83 Norway
18 Nov 2018 5:57PM
If you use the 'save for web' setting in processing then it will strip out the exif. Use 'save as' and the embedded exif will be preserved.
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
18 Nov 2018 6:31PM
As Malc says -use 'save as' in processing. If you did, I'm lsot - but Willie may have ideas.

In terms of settings, f/18 is too small an aperture for optimum quality.

However, I really like hte picture, Jasmine. There's a lot of weird stuff going on in it, and that is entertaining. You shot at the perfect moment, and I like the details - the man's long hair and tight skipants, the man framed in the hoop, the passer-by on the right, looking at the hoopist (is that a real word?)

Ideal Silly Sunday fayre.
cbrundage 9 4 United States
18 Nov 2018 7:34PM
Love the contrasts - diamond shapes, stripes, oval - lots to see here!
xwang 13 56 8
18 Nov 2018 8:01PM
Thank you Malc.
I'll try it next time. I remembered that I always use save for web,.. and the settings came out automatically,. maybe I got it wrong.
Thanks Lynne.
There were a lot of people around that day. I felt frustrated that I never saw his face,..and he moved very fast with his big hoop. I have cropped two people off the photo already, one woman on the left and a man on the right,..Crop further is another option, make it portrait format, more on the left and the two women on the right.

Thanks John,
The photo was the nearly last shot before we left, one of the 13 shots within two minutes, plus two video clips. F18 is not for this, it was for the band, I guess it was the sky made me change F10 to F18, after I took the dancers. I dug up the folder while I was talking with Moira and realised what I was doing at the moment when I took the photo(s). And then I thought of the uploading problem, so I picked up this one gave a try,..

I'm going to give "P" a chance, because I missed a lot of photos. Even last Sunday, a man worn a lot of medals pulled a lovely face in front of my camera, sadly the photo was blurred,...
banehawi Plus
18 2.7k 4315 Canada
18 Nov 2018 9:53PM
Save for WEB is specifically meant to delete EXIF data, so if you ever used it, then there would be no exif. So you havent used it for EPZ before.

Interesting shot.
paulbroad Plus
15 131 1294 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2018 9:22AM
This as the last one, Jas. a good subject but the wrong settings. You need minimum depth of field with main subjects pin sharp and background, particularly if distracting as here, soft.

pamelajean Plus
16 1.8k 2264 United Kingdom
19 Nov 2018 7:52PM
I think you've had your question answered, Jasmine.

As to the picture, there is a very satisfying balance of people, so your removal of some other people has obviously worked well. I like the way you've got the man in shorts right in the middle of the hoop, too.

I've watched a lot of people performing with these enormous hoops on YouTube, they're amazing.

dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
20 Nov 2018 10:44AM
I'll add - I think that square is the perfect format for this!
mrswoolybill Plus
15 3.3k 2537 United Kingdom
24 Nov 2018 6:35PM
Plenty of advice above, and as said some of it duplicates your previous upload. Can I pick up on a comment you made there?

Quote:I totally agree with you about 'knowing your camera', but the truth is how many of us can get that stage by either as an amateur, or not taking photos for months in my case sometimes,... unless one practises particularly.

Could I suggest a 365 project? Aim to take a photograph every single day - look for subjects, seek something out every day. Keep using the camera. It does make a big difference, it will help you to make adjustments to settings as a reflex reaction.
All best wishes,
dudler Plus
19 1.9k 1947 England
25 Nov 2018 6:12AM
I would like to second that approach.

Either make a point of taking a picture every day, or of always carrying a camera and looking ofr opportunities to use it: I won't suggest carrying it at work (and I definitely won't suggest taking pictures in work time), but there's no reason not to have it in your bag, and go out at lunchtime, as well as on the way to and from work to look for pictures.

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