Back Modifications (4)
Views: 53 (25 Unique)  Award Shortlist   


By mac
My final one from a visit to Calton Hill in Edinburgh!!

Tags: Photoshoot Portraits and people

Take your photography to the next level and beyond...

  • NEWS

Why not join for free today?

Join for Free

Your total photography experience starts here

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.


12 Oct 2017 6:53PM
Hope you got some good ones

Join ePHOTOzine for free and remove these adverts.

dudler Plus
14 709 1360 England
12 Oct 2017 9:06PM
It's a pity that the light on the photographers is better than on the main subject... She fades a bit by comparison.

I would want to explore closer viewpoints - I realise there may not have been time, or that physical barriers may have got i nthe way. It would, in any case, have altered perspective and relative size...

Unless this is a constructed image? I have to ask...
paulbroad 10 123 1250 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2017 8:23AM
Interesting but the problem is as John indicates, lighting. The main figure is not well lit. Difficult to deal with I know. A little dodging might help but could soon loose contrast.

mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1938 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2017 11:40AM
It's a fabulous subject, well timed. It has a hint of a rock concert, or the moment in Matthew Bourne's all-male Swan Lake when the Black Swan appears through the open window at the ball. I wish there was a bit more space for the figures at the bottom but I do like the space at the top - this is a classic candidate for portrait format.

The light was difficult, the way to go I think is simply to reduce shadows a bit then isolate the sky and model and adjust them separately. I'm off to try that.
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1938 United Kingdom
13 Oct 2017 11:48AM
Mod uploaded. When I looked into the file there's some horizontal banding in the sky, I suspect that you used the same replacement sky as here ! There's also a nasty vertical streak running down the left edge of the sky.

There's also a broad light halo round the figure, I think you may have done some dodging with an over-large brush. I tried to reduce that effect, I haven't touched the banding though.
13 Oct 2017 2:27PM
Any improvement on the original?
In answer to a query this is the original photograph but much cropped down. The original showed three columns. With sky in between, them. The sky banding is due to Photoshop. I used the “gradient tool” with dark blue at the top and lighter tone at bottom and this was the result creating the banding.
13 Oct 2017 2:28PM
Sorry should have added that Mod 3 is the new offering.

Sign In

You must be a member to leave a comment.

ePHOTOzine, the web's friendliest photography community.

Join For Free

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more.