Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.
Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!
Coming over from the forums, this shot is a classic case in point where a little (not much!) work in photoshop or something similar could yeild some serious benefits.
Tricky subject to shoot - too light and you lose the sky, too dark you lose the ground. This is definitely an area where HDR will help. I would be interested to know what settings you used here to get blur on the left, and sharpness on the right - was it windy? There is potential here for a really lovely shot.
I think that the very bright blues of his jeans and shirt take the attention away from his face a little, perhaps you could tone that down a tad?
Nice use of the rule of thirds, but compositionally I would have included the bottom of the lily flower too. I would suggest also either making use of the remaining buds to add to the composition, or making sure they don't show and going for simplicity.
Nice crisp portrait of this lady with excellent eye contacts and DoF. All the major points covered. If I was to tweak this in PS, I would use some curves to pump up the contrast a little and give it some more depth, perhaps also lighten the eyes to grip the viewer a little more. Really nice shot though.
|DSLR Shoot out||25/08/2010 - 11:14 AM|
|Commenting||09/12/2009 - 1:25 PM|
|Constructive criticism||12/11/2009 - 4:52 PM|
|Camera clubs and photoshop||19/10/2009 - 4:05 PM|
|Canon 100 - 400 v. Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM v. Sigma 150-500mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM||05/07/2011 - 2:34 PM|
|Which of these?||05/07/2011 - 2:18 PM|
|New Born Baby Pictures||22/06/2011 - 2:29 PM|
|creating passport-sized photos||22/06/2011 - 1:39 PM|
|50mm i.4 Canon or Sigma?||10/06/2011 - 12:46 PM|
|Where do I stand with wedding photog?||13/05/2011 - 1:56 PM|
|Passport size photo,s||13/05/2011 - 1:16 PM|
|inaccurate for wide angle lens||10/05/2011 - 2:05 PM|
|Can infinity be set on a 550D please||10/05/2011 - 1:04 PM|
|Face pressed on display screen when shooting||27/04/2011 - 1:17 PM|
|The same old question, 17-55 vs 24-105 on crop sensor||19/04/2011 - 2:10 PM|
|Sigma 120 - 400 OS HSM||13/04/2011 - 3:34 PM|
|F4.0 to F3.5 - Any significant difference??||13/04/2011 - 3:26 PM|
|What Upgrade????||11/03/2011 - 1:37 PM|
|Canon 50mm F1.8. Great lens at an affordable price. Is this a must have for any Canon DSLR owner?||03/03/2011 - 1:21 PM|