Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Woodlands
    Posts
    86

    Default Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    Hi All,
    I would like feedback(s) on the composition.
    I have composed the picture this way because I want to show the different heights and mood of the four subjects in this picture, taking the pillar as props and skyline background.

    I would like feedback on photography techniques.
    The following is the camera settings used to photograph this picture:
    Focul length - 28mm
    1/100s
    f/6.3
    ISO100

    I would like feedback on post processing techniques.
    I have done the following post processing because I want to show the main subject which is the foursome and the clean skyline background.

    I want to depict the different in heights and mood and I have deliberately retain the colour of the subject and changing the props which is the pillar and grass to monotone.



    Hope to get honest comment and observation from all experts here.

    Cheers
    Ke70prak
    Noobs
    www.hulubalang.com
    www.zietagalleria.multiply.com
    Last edited by ke70prak; 7th December 2008 at 08:04 PM.
    Nikon D300S / 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED / 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.3x) / SB900 / ke70prakGila

  2. #2

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    You overdid the pp. The highlights look grayish to me.

  3. #3

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    TS do you have an external flash? if so, fill in might do gd here. Lighting up the faces of the 4 ppl in the pic. Increasing the f stop would be gd too. I would also leave more space on the left of the pic, to have slightly more room above the guy with the blue shirt. Now his fingers are like almost at the edge of the pic.
    My Humble Flickr --> The pavement of my thoughts

  4. #4

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    first off - composition. way too tight. the guy in the foreground is nearly cutting the frame into half. give him more breathing space, by taking a few steps back!

    the space is also not consistent. if you wanted a "pattern" like people chain it is not working here because of their positioning.

    i find the processing a little erring on the gimmicky side.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    No point posting exposure settings if your photo is already corrected, it defeat the purpose.

  6. #6

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    Quote Originally Posted by kritikosN1 View Post
    No point posting exposure settings if your photo is already corrected, it defeat the purpose.
    focal length, aperture, shutter speed - all these still apply and apply

    whether the picture is corrected or not.

  7. #7

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    Hmm...

    I dun feel or get what you trying to portray.
    I am also a beginner, but it looks to me 4 person posing and some PP.

    2 cents


  8. #8

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    Quote Originally Posted by kritikosN1 View Post
    No point posting exposure settings if your photo is already corrected, it defeat the purpose.
    I am a beginner in DSLR and I want to learn how people set up their photo shot so that I can copy and learn from them, so please give us or at least for me more of the exposure datas.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    Quote Originally Posted by Lao uncle View Post
    I am a beginner in DSLR and I want to learn how people set up their photo shot so that I can copy and learn from them, so please give us or at least for me more of the exposure datas.
    First thing you should learn is that you cannot memorize exposure data, as the variables are too great. Location, framing, time of day, ambient light, etc.

    You cannot "copy" someone else's data and get the same shot.

    I suggest you read your camera manual and online guides on using the histogram. That would be a good start.
    Alpha

  10. #10
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Woodlands
    Posts
    86

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    Hi all,

    This is the original photo taken before pp.
    I would like feedback(s) on the composition.
    I have composed the picture this way because I want to show the different heights and mood of the four subjects in this picture, taking the pillar as props and skyline background.


    Hope to get honest comment and observation from all experts here.

    Cheers
    Ke70prak
    Noobs
    www.hulubalang.com
    www.zietagalleria.multiply.com
    Nikon D300S / 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED / 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.3x) / SB900 / ke70prakGila

  11. #11

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    somehow.. i do not fell the 'height' and 'mood'. probably because the composition is too tight.
    You Need Some Madness In Life To Stay Sane
    http://emuted.multiply.com

  12. #12

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    The original picture seems lively compare after the the pp, gloomy I say.
    Canon EOS450D+ EF 50mm II f1.8+ Tamron SP AF 17-50mm f/2.8+ Tamron AF18-200mm F3.5-6.3+ Sigma 530

  13. #13
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Woodlands
    Posts
    86

    Default Re: Foursome.....Taking The Heights

    So shall i say that just retain the original and did cropping..

    But is it too bright??

    Cheers
    Ke70prak
    Noobs
    www.hulubalang.com
    www.zietagalleria.multiply.com
    Nikon D300S / 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED / 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR (5.3x) / SB900 / ke70prakGila

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •