I am definitely more in my element on a cloudy day or in the shade. We had a cloudy day yesterday, so I decided to take Carson out for some photos to practice. I'd love feedback on everything, but I'm really kinda wondering about the brightness. I have recently printed out some photos and they seem darker than what I'm seeing on my screen (not calibrated, and not sure when I'll be able to). In the past, I've over-brightened, so I've been trying to tone it down a bit.
I shot some of these in raw, but I gotta tell ya, I have no clue where to start with editing them, so I just edited the jpeg version instead. I'm beginning to wonder what all the hype is with shooting in raw! LOL! Just glad I shot these in both.
Focal Length 109mm
Focal Length 55mm
Focal Length 84mm
This one I decided to do in b&w. I'm not normally a b&w person, but thought I'd give it a try on this one since the mood kinda fit. I'd love to know how this conversion looks.
Focal Length 55mm
great job rocking the overcast day!!!!!
They look plenty bright to me. I love the first one - his eyes look amazing! #2 and #3 look a little yellow to me.
I love your conversion for the last one. Looks great! With that mood, you might try adding a texture or some grain as well.
These are very nice!
These look just the right level of brightness to me. Some printers print darker than others. I find that WHCC prints much darker than MPIX for example.
I'm not feeling the BW...just needs more oomph. The back wall is just so grey...wish it were darker. Maybe a heavy vignette or grunging it up somehow would help. Is the focus on that one soft?
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I do think that the focus fell more on his jacket on the last one. I'll have to give the b&w another play and see what I can come up with.
I'll have to do some test prints at MPIX. The last ones I had done for some 4x6's were just done at Walgreens 1hr, so I'll be it was just a quality issue then. I need to be a little less impatient sometimes
Thanks for the feedback!
They look awesome! I seriously LOVE the first one. Great comp, amazing eyes!
I'm not feeling the B&W either. I don't know how to do good B&W so can't really say, just wonder if trying to increase the contrast a touch might help?
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I think the cheeks are a bit blown. You might want to tone down a bit, otherwise I like it. Great job!
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The first one is my favorite--very captivating! I also like #2 and #3 a lot. For me, #4 is just not quite there. The composition is good; I just wish I knew what he was looking at. He's got such beautiful eye contact in all the others (I'm jealous!)
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