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Drummer

By RupertHitchcoxLRPS      
One of the drummers, at my friends wedding

Tags: Fashion Wedding and social Portraits and people Drummer hindu wedding

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CathR 13 151 564 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 11:56AM
There's plenty of atmosphere here. You really get a sense of movement with the blurry figures dancing to the drummer. You have made the right choice to keep the central drummer in sharper focus so the eye has something to rest on.

I find the figure in white on the right a bit distracting as he is so bright in contrast to the drummer in black. But I guess it is difficult to compose and choose the right moment when there is so much activity going on around you.

Regards

Catherine
conrad 16 10.9k 116
1 Dec 2008 7:16PM
I completely agree with Cathy, but would like to add that we don't necessarily have to accept the problem with the figure on the right being distracting - nothing is easier than to crop him off, and at the same time that solves something else I wanted to comment on, namely the drummer being very central in the composition. Usually you want to have your subject a little off-centre at the very least, because that makes for a more dynamic composition. I'm uploading a mod, which is basically just a crop on three sides. I left out the figure in red at the left as well, because I felt it was the second most distracting figure in the shot. Hope this helps.
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2158 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2008 7:18PM
Hello, Rupert, a nice reminder of your friend's wedding with everyone obviously enjoying themselves. You have excellent focus on the drum with lots of detail there, so I am assuming this is where you intended it to be. The drummer himself is not so much in focus, but then he is probably moving, like all the dancers in the background. It's a very good effect that you have achieved, but I'd like to have seen the drummer's face somewhat more in focus. He also seems to have a shadow/dark halo over his head. The top part of the image is distracting, especially the bright lights, but it's the person on the right, in white, that is the biggest distraction from your star, the drummer, as has been said above. This person has his back to the camera anyway, so I cropped away that side of the image to bring all attention on our drummer, as well as the red dress to the left. I then cleaned the top background by cloning, removed the drummer's halo, lightened overall, reduced highlights and added a touch of contrast. My second modification has the yellow colour cast removed. My third mod has sharpening applied. Hope you feel it's ok.
Pamela.

Quote:There's plenty of atmosphere here. You really get a sense of movement with the blurry figures dancing to the drummer. You have made the right choice to keep the central drummer in sharper focus so the eye has something to rest on.

I find the figure in white on the right a bit distracting as he is so bright in contrast to the drummer in black. But I guess it is difficult to compose and choose the right moment when there is so much activity going on around you.

Regards

Catherine




Hi Catherine

Thankyou so much for spending time looking at my photo the comments are really appreciated

I see what you mean about the figure, thanks for the suggestion

Many thanks

Regards

Rupert

Quote:I completely agree with Cathy, but would like to add that we don't necessarily have to accept the problem with the figure on the right being distracting - nothing is easier than to crop him off, and at the same time that solves something else I wanted to comment on, namely the drummer being very central in the composition. Usually you want to have your subject a little off-centre at the very least, because that makes for a more dynamic composition. I'm uploading a mod, which is basically just a crop on three sides. I left out the figure in red at the left as well, because I felt it was the second most distracting figure in the shot. Hope this helps.



Hi Conrad

Thanks for the suggestion about making the drummer less central I see what you mean


Many thanks

Regards

Rupert

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