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By bharatmehta
Self portrait during leuiser travel

Tags: Portraits and people Self potrait

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mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 8:29AM
Hello Bharat, welcome to the Critique Gallery! You have been on the site for a few months, with one previous upload, this is the first time that you have ticked the critique box. I hope it was intentional, and that you will find it useful.

We do need further information here, we ask for 'Exif data', that's details of the camera / device used and the settings. If you find the thumbnail on your computer and right click on it, then select Properties from the bottom of the menu, then open Details, it's all there. Focal length, shutter speed, aperture (F number), ISO, any exposure compensation, white balance setting, metering mode, exposure mode (manual? aperture priority? shutter priority? program mode? auto?)

Normally the site picks this up automatically, but it hasn't here. So I assume that you used Save for web, which wipes the data from the file.

I'd also like to know if you are set to record top quality files or basic quality, if you have any in-camera effects, if you did any post-processing?

I'm sorry that's a lot of questions. We can give advice but we do need to know more from you.

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pamelajean Plus
13 1.2k 2085 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 9:54AM
Welcome to the Critique Gallery, Bharat.

It's important to answer Moira's questions, and I'd especially like to know if you have done some work on this image because there are some very strange areas, especially on and around the hat, and on the wall behind your shirt where the same colour is appearing.
Have you done some cloning?
Have you tried to remove some things from the background?

Seeing the original (if indeed you have done some work here) would be helpful. You can upload it as a Modification by using the blue "Modifications" option just beneath your picture.

mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2019 10:29AM

Quote:Have you done some cloning?
Have you tried to remove some things from the background?

The work looks so random and clumsy that I am wondering if an automatic effect has been used? Though I have no idea what... Some of it is simply unnecessary - above the shoulder, under the collar for example. Difficult to imagine that this has been done deliberately, so we really do need to know a lot more about how this image happened!

I hope you have the original file!
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4020 Canada
14 Aug 2019 12:58PM
Hello, and welcome
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 582 England
14 Aug 2019 8:39PM
Welcome from me too.

At first I thought this was a severely cropped image as it looks pixellated. As it's a selfie then I doubt that it's cropped then, but were the settings set to a low resolution capture or have you applied an effect as suggested above?
we need to know this if we are to give any meaningful suggestions.

There is an area on the wall behind your right shooulder and one to the right of your hat that blend in with you, so moving a little to one side should have given you a less distracting background. Using the wall is a good idea though.
And it's good to see what you look like!

dudler Plus
16 895 1504 England
15 Aug 2019 10:13AM
And welcome form me, too.

There's soemthing really odd here - some sort of processing, I suspect. But we need to know much more to be helpful to you in improving your photography...

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