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#1 panfoto.us


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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:25 AM

Hi folks,


I have been working to perfect in-camera lighting and composition.  Once I learned the power of photographing in RAW I was hooked.  But I realize I have relied too much on RAW and post to to deal with minor issues my photos.  The problem is I did this with every setting and type of shoot, not just a portrait or landscape shot that might call for it.  Sports, action, party, music, etc all got the same treatment.    Lately I have shot  situations with a lot of dynamic content in jpeg.  I spend more time setting up a shot, or waiting for a specific action before I shoot.  I try to expose and compose in camera to minimize time in post.  The result is that I take fewer photos, but they are of better quality.  Unless of course I'm in machine gun mode.


I'm interested in critique of this photo.  It is all done in camera except some post sharpening and contrast bump.  I can automate these tweaks. What issues do you see?






Oh yes...by the way, if you see anything positive and noteworthy in this I'd like to know that too.  Not just the horrible stuff. <g>

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 12:36 AM

Well I am looking at it on my iPhone but from what I can see it is a very nice clean sharp and natural looking image! Well done in my books!
Also.. Hell ya getting it right in camera is 99% of the battle. Less time needed in PP equals more time shooting!
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Posted 20 August 2015 - 07:06 PM

Based on the shadows, I am thinking that perhaps it would have been better to photograph him from the opposite side, in the hope that the left side of his face would be front-lit, wiithout any shadows. Just a thought.

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 07:41 PM

A fill flash would improve the shadow problem.

Keep shooting and postings!

Photos are a moment in time, that can only be captured once.

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Posted 21 August 2015 - 01:49 PM

I think it's fine sometimes a shadow as in this photo gives you a sense of depth.

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