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macson

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what is the point of focusing someone backview when u can see the front. so i try to shift the view to the side.
 

jonkk

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nice photograph :) i think it's interesting the way you shot from the back to include both the subject and the reflection, but focussing on the reflection in the mirror! i shot a similar photograph of a little girl having her hair cut on CNY eve..
it's a photo that relates to the person being photographed as you can see the reflection (what the person sees when he has his haircut) and also relates to the third-person perspective..
it might be a little cramped visually, but then again reflective of the arrangement of quite a lot of the old-school barbers :) which i like!
the black and white can be improved upon though, i feel. have a better/smooth gradation between the darkest and lightest point.. makes it look more real and stunning/compelling..
good work :)
 

macson

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nice photograph :) i think it's interesting the way you shot from the back to include both the subject and the reflection, but focussing on the reflection in the mirror! i shot a similar photograph of a little girl having her hair cut on CNY eve..
it's a photo that relates to the person being photographed as you can see the reflection (what the person sees when he has his haircut) and also relates to the third-person perspective..
it might be a little cramped visually, but then again reflective of the arrangement of quite a lot of the old-school barbers :) which i like!
the black and white can be improved upon though, i feel. have a better/smooth gradation between the darkest and lightest point.. makes it look more real and stunning/compelling..
good work :)
thank you. will try to improve the b&w
 

nikonrus

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personally I'd open the apature just a tad more or add half an EV. I know the focus isn't on the barber, but his reflection on the mirror is a little dark.
 

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Or focusing in on the Customer's expressions. For all we know, the read and the hair cut is boring him to sleep...:bsmilie:

can maybe focus on the magazine he reading!! haha then become advertisement to promote the topic of what he reading..
 

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#1, the focus should be on the customer face but it is not sharp, and the shampoo bottle behind him is sharp.
#2, both faces are underexposed.
#3, improve the contrast of this photo, the white point should be the on the highlight of the customer's shirt.
#3, you can crop away the right side, till the ear of the barber.
 

macson

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#1, the focus should be on the customer face but it is not sharp, and the shampoo bottle behind him is sharp.
#2, both faces are underexposed.
#3, improve the contrast of this photo, the white point should be the on the highlight of the customer's shirt.
#3, you can crop away the right side, till the ear of the barber.
thanks man. i appreciate ur comments.
 

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