B&W Film, Street, Vietnam Lady


jaynutter

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1. in what area is critique to be sought?
Help with increasing contrast. How is the Composition? Is it too 'traditional'?
2. what one hopes to achieve with the piece of work?
To share the vibe of the area, the place.
3. under what circumstance is the picture taken? (physical conditions/emotions)
On the street. Eating lunch next to her. 50 mm prime. Did not want her to notice, rather a candid natural shot.
4. what the critique seeker personally thinks of the picture
I like it. I was wondering if it could be made more powerful if a similar situation were to arise...

Thanks guys... Appreciate it :)
 

one eye jack

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If you like it,that's the best thing.As you know images are interesting if
there are contrasts either of lighting or elements in the picture.I think
one way to make it more powerful is to increase contrast and sharpen the details.
The comparison of the texture of her skin versus the surrounding( the fan,baskets,bamboo panel,netting of potatoes behind subject and farmer's hat for instance). Alternatively you can sharpen the details surrounding the subject as a form of contrast.More artsy so to speak.
 

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zaren

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reducing gamma and increasing contrast should work...composition looks fine to me.
 

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heshanj

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Composition is quite nice, though maybe I'd prefer a tighter crop?

I think some increased contrast would suit the shot better; I'm also seeing a blue-ish tinge to the shot that I don't like

Overall, that's a pretty cool street shot :)
 

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Composition and timing is good. I also think contrast should be increased, especially in a BnW image where you want it to be powerful. Totally liked zaren's edited version of the image.
 

daredevil123

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I would prefer a wider perspective. Show a little of the knees, and the stuff she is selling/ or sitting beside.
 

jaynutter

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Thanks for the feedback guys! Yes I agree the contrast should be upped, just not sure how I can do it prior to PS. Would it be due to exposure being off, or due to older coatings resulting in lower contrasts?
 

Shizuma

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no legs no story
more context please
 

one eye jack

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Thanks for the feedback guys! Yes I agree the contrast should be upped, just not sure how I can do it prior to PS. Would it be due to exposure being off, or due to older coatings resulting in lower contrasts?
This has to do with understanding how light meters work. Depending on subject matter and lighting conditions
if correct exposure is determined it should not be a problem.That is overall details are properly
exposed subject to compromises in exposure.Of course you can do photo stacking taking multiple exposures and
blending them in post processing or perhaps in camera.Older caotings? Are you implying you used a manual vintage lens? If it is multi coated that also is not a problem.:) You can bracket your shots if you prefer.
 

jaynutter

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thanks for the reply one eye.. I was using an old canon manual focus lense with a leica m2. Also it was shot with B&W film...
 

one eye jack

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thanks for the reply one eye.. I was using an old canon manual focus lense with a leica m2. Also it was shot with B&W film...
I see, so the exposure was way off.Does the M2 have a built in meter? If not get an external one.:)
Or Use a film exposure table from the internet.
 

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