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The Gang

By devlin
Ok, here we go, essentially iam struggling with the shine on their faces, ive tried stuff with layer masks etc but cant seem to get it right. Also have a feeling the kid looking out with the mismatched sandals is not very sharp but not very sure....V2 is the original image if anyone wants to play Smile Feedback is appreciated on any other aspect of the shot as usual Smile

PS: - I cant seem to be able to upload versions so have uploaded V2 as a mod

Tags: General Black and white Portraits and people

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banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4169 Canada
12 Feb 2013 9:22PM
The light was a real challenge here, - time of day, direction and intensity of Sun.

I like the colour shot, but both as you mention are a little watery/flat.

I have succeeded in uploading one mono mod, based on the colour version I worked with, but at the moment, the site seems to be having problems, and wont allow me to upload the colour. I will try again soon. Its reallt highlights toning down, and increasing mid tone contrast especially that can improve this a bit. I love the shot, you can tell who the leader is, who is the lookout, and who is a follower!


Jestertheclown 12 8.3k 253 England
12 Feb 2013 10:33PM
I wonder if he's got another pair just like that one . . . ?
Sadly, I rather suspect not.

As for critique, Willie's beaten me to it.
Aside from the lighting, which you already know about, I suppose you could crop a touch from the RHS but that's really just being picky.
Personally, I think I'd leave it alone.

devlin Plus
10 653 39 India
13 Feb 2013 7:09AM
Cheers Willie / Bren - Appreciate the feedback Smile
paulbroad 13 131 1289 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2013 6:05PM
I think it is a touch over exposed giving that overall lightness. Should darken in software, then a bit of work with the dodge tool on shadows as necessary. Bright spots on skin, especially dark skin are a function of the bright light. That's why they use loads of powder on highly lit TV sets.

I would have thought a lower ISO and then shutter speed would be better for general quality. Sharpness? The lad at the back looks least sharp but not bad. A smart sharpen will help.

devlin Plus
10 653 39 India
13 Feb 2013 7:03PM
thx Paul Smile

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