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  • Saltwick Sunset ...

    Haha. Snap!

    The light's nicer in your's though, as when I went I had difficulty finding a way down into the bay.
    • 22 Aug 2012 2:28PM
  • TV Smith A Punk Advert

    For me the singer's hand is distracting. If the shot were taken at a point where it doesn't obstruct the singer's face, it would help the composition greatly. The crop could also have benefited from a little more space on the RHS, as the current crop is a little claustrophobic as mentioned by Focus_Man above.

    The singer's face is also quite underexposed, probably due to the white shirt throwing off your metering. Although this would result in clipped highlights on the shirt, I find this less of an issue, so long as the singer's face is clear and well exposed. I understand flash may not have been an option, as it often isn't with music photography. A pop of flash, carefully balanced with the ambient lighting would lift this image, if allowed.

    Red lights can be a real issue with digital cameras. Boosting the green and blue channels slightly during editing can help to bring out detail and even up the colour slightly but the exposure needs to be bang-on in camera to be able to do this effectively.

    I hope this helps.
    • 31 Jan 2012 10:06AM
  • Experiments in Fire Graffiti

    Love the thinking behind this. Did you have to wet his clothes to stop him bursting into flames?
    • 23 Jan 2011 8:25PM
  • The past

    You should've popped round for a brew.
    • 20 Jan 2011 11:30PM
  • BriSca F1 Stock Car

    I remember watching his father race under the same number (212) at Belle Vue as a kid. Good times Smile
    • 30 Jul 2009 1:24AM
  • Lower Than Atlantis

    If you'd turned a few inches to your left when you'd taken this, you'd have a winner here.

    As it stands, shame you cut off the top of the guitar and the guitarist's knee. Using a lens with a slow aperture and flash like you have done has meant the drummer is too dark to really be a feature in the image, so in my opinion, you'd have been better making sure he was properly in shot.
    • 12 Jan 2009 2:21PM
  • Dananananaykroyd

    I've shot these before myself... they can be a bit of a handful! Wink

    A couple of things I think could be improved upon:
    - I'd have taken the picture a fraction earlier or later, with less of the singer's hand/microphone obscuring their face. Even better to wait until his hair's not in his eyes as well. I do understand this is easier said than done though.

    - I'm guessing you converted this to black and white as the colour version looked a bit ropey? When using a compact with the flash in dark venues such as this, I find the night portrait mode works quite well (or any other slow synch flash mode), then you can pick up a bit more colour and ambience from the background. Don't worry about blurriness with the long exposure. Your camera's flash will do a plenty good enough job of freezing your subject sharp.

    I hope this helps Smile

    PS - I hope you don't feel inspired to add PS lens flare to your photos in future, as per the previous suggestion, as it looks terrible! Wink
    • 12 Jan 2009 2:11PM

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