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Only in Vegas

By Dion798307
I was strolling Las Vegas Blvd taking various photos when I encountered three pairs of young women in showgirl costumes willing to pose with tourists. I declined a photo with the ladies yet asked them if it would be okay to take a snap of the two of them. To note, the ladies pictures are actually more covered by their costumes than the other two pairs of showgirls. This image is the product of a Corel Paintshop Pro 2018 RAW file conversion.

Looking for helpful comments since I am new to both the Sony A7 lll, working with photo editing software, and street photography.

Tags: Models Showgirls Portraits and people

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
8 May 2019 10:53AM
Hello again, it's a fun holiday souvenir, thanks for telling us the story. The bum-bags made me laugh, also the fact that one seems to be kneeing the other in the groin... Blush

I've uploaded a modification - first of all I don't use Coral, but I looked at this with Photoshop's Camera Raw filter and made some adjustments that you could look at with your Raw converter. I moved colour away from magentas towards greens, added half a stop exposure and reduced contrast slightly. Then a Levels tweak to boost lighter tones, and a tweak with Skew to adjust the horizontals - but none of them match up so that's probably pointless!

Broader thoughts - I understand street photography as not just shots of people in the street, but capturing the relationship between people and their surroundings, people relating to each other and to our man-made environment. That's why most street photography uses landscape format, it leads the eye to explore horizontally along the street. I can understand why you used portrait here, but I'd like a bit more space, a bit more background. They look slightly cramped in the frame.

You used a program mode, it has served you quite well, settings look sensible. The shutter speed was fast enough for photographing people posing, the use of maximum aperture (lowest F number available, giving shallow depth of field) could have been dodgy if the girls hadn't been standing in the same plane but as it is it worked. I suggest that you look at settings for shots that work, and learn from them, with a view to taking greater control.

All in all, a good one for the holiday album.

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
8 May 2019 1:10PM
Its a fun holiday shot thats quite nice.

Not a street shot per se, as its posed.

Its a bit underexposed, - something you can address in post processing, and for me, the white balance is cooler that it could be (overly blue).

Ive uploaded a mod that not a lot different than Moiras, - notice weve both zeroed in on that bottle! The mod is brighter, warmer in tone, and slightly sharpened.


mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2080 United Kingdom
8 May 2019 1:47PM

Quote:notice weve both zeroed in on that bottle!

I forgot to mention that. I reckon litter that I could have moved manually is fair game for the clone tool... Wink
mex 11 27 3 United Kingdom
8 May 2019 6:12PM
As in mod.

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