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Tour operator Edinburgh

By Jas2
During our visit to Edinburgh , I happened to take a few portraitures , this one is of a tour operator in his work surroundings with the time for the next bus tour.

Tags: Portraits and people Tour operator


banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4032 Canada
2 Sep 2019 5:40AM
Its a pleasant shot.

It seems slightly overexposed to me, while the face, shaded by the cap could be a little brighter.

It probably a good idea to rotate the shot to get that window frame vertical.

Ive reduced exposure in the mod overall while lifting exposure on his face; also warmed the white balance a little.



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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2019 7:43AM
With Willie entirely, and it could do to be a bit sharper on the chap.

chase Plus
14 1.2k 259 England
2 Sep 2019 2:54PM
Yep, slightly over exposed, except his face hidden under his cap.
That's a good mod from Willie.
I would have liked to have seen all of the 'next tour' sign tbh which would connect him with the title. Maybe he could have put his right hand on the top of it just to make this image come alive a little more as it is quite a static shot, sadly enhanced by his hands firmly in his pockets.
Maybe a teeny crop from the bottom to get rid of that wooden item bottom left as it adds nothing to the frame.
A nice enough record shot but does need a little work on the post processing front.
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.6k 2078 United Kingdom
2 Sep 2019 5:53PM
He's a very engaging subject. But - as above. The first thing that I noticed was the clipped clock, the second was the tilt.

As with your previous upload - when we take photos it is very easy to just see what we want to see. It's important to step back and try to view objectively.
dark_lord Plus
15 2.3k 586 England
2 Sep 2019 10:06PM
I'd go with a bit more space so there's no clipping of the clock or the guy's arm.
While those flowers in the background aren't a big distraction, it's worht making the point that stuff in the background, especially bright colours can be intrusive. They certainly would be if they were nearer head height.
So it's worht just directing your subject and adjusting your own position. If a subject's willing tohave their photo taken then they should be amenable to this in order to get a good result, and it's good to explain that. For someone who isn't so confident at directing others that may help put bothe at ease.
Mono is an option, so I'll do a mod.
dudler Plus
16 927 1516 England
3 Sep 2019 10:43AM
The excessively tight crop and the tilt struck me - and when I looked at the eXIF, I saw that you'd used a 100-400 lens.

Now, I know a photographer who makes wonderful images with a long zoom almost welded to his camera, but for me, it's not a good way to go. With that camera, I'd be keeping a 50mm lens on as standard, giving a slight telephoto look, but nothing exaggerated. It's ideal for portraits...

The background is nicely fading away, as you'd expect with a long lens and fairly wide aperture: you need, really, to focus precisely on the eyes, rather than anything else. Can yo utell us how you had the AF set for this, please? Did yo uselect where hte camera focussed, or was it on a wide area setting?

I like the friendly look on the subject's face - you clearly interacted well with him to get this, as he's looking directly at you.

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