The whole area including her scarf and hair look lighter so I'd guess the adjustment brush in Lightroom
I thought that by saying it was really "familiar" someone else might get it without it being a dead give away, I know I wasn't really contributing to the discussion, but that's because honestly, I didn't quite feel like saying "I like the bokeh because it reminds me of lsd" at the time, not that that really contributes much but I suppose that'd at least have made more sense
Looks like a brush. Clarity is upped for the hair too although taking a 3rd look the background got some clarity treatment too albeit not as noticeable because of dof.
It's a bit overdone on the left hand for my taste and I am not a big fan of the blueish darks but all in all the picture improved a lot.
Hm, it's also photoshop, not lightroom, look at her forehead.
Also the longer I look at her right eye the weirder it looks, I know it's the perspective but it looks like it's closed.
I don't really have much to comment on with the second and the third.
The last one here has potential, but unfortunately the car's details are lost to blur. You either should've used a quicker shutter speed or panned with the car's motion. I understand it was probably one of those moments that took you by surprise and didn't allow for much prep time, but that's just how photography can be sometimes.
The overall framing of that shot could've been a little nicer if you'd shot just a moment earlier (or had been pointing a little more to the left). Would've looked neat with some lead room.
hey Austin personally i think his skin tones are too red, you fix them up and id like it a hell of a lot more.
That's almost on the level of Ansel Adams. Shit's really cool, you captured the mood well
Thanks for the crits guys, I gotta do some actual photo only outings. Too many times its just little things I snap here and there.
It's kinda obvious that she doesn't know how to pose/stand. I think your model should try different poses, so maybe she could look away from the camera more, like in the second shot, or she could sit against a tree. Right now, all you've got are pictures where your model is looking straight at the camera(minus the 2nd picture) while she can't really think of a good way to stand. Atleast, that's how I see it.
1 and 2 are in my opinion the best. The first one has a kind of cheeky pose to it and I think this pose is the best out of all of them. The second is a different kind of picture in the way that she doesn't look at the camera and thus is less connected(?) to the viewer. In this way the pose is less important.
Picture wise they are pretty good. I like how you used backlighting in some pictures to create a nice and bright backdrop for your model. Compared to your first shot, your model is somewhat underexposed in the third shot. This is because the sun is almost directly behind her in the third shot and slightly from the side/behind in the first. I think the first shot is great because I like the pose, the lighting and the colors. Incorporating the branches to emphasize the shallow depth of field is also a nice touch.
All in all you have some nice shots there. You picked a good time of day to shoot and your pictures came out nice. I suggest you make your model try some different poses next time and maybe change framing. Instead of a wide shot, try medium shots or close-ups.
Hope this helps
A few random shots -
Thanks a whole lot. I guess the biggest hurdle for me is to try and visualise a picture before being post processed. It's hard to explain what I mean. Basically, if I see a really nice picture and go out and try and recreate the angles, the lighting etc, I'll take the shot, check the image and be disappointed that it's no where near what the reference picture looked like.
Also, the last two pictures I was in a rush so I had to take the pictures twice and be done with it.
Again, thanks for the CC!
augh, you gotta post smaller images
They are only 1280 on the longest side.
That's small by today's standards.
If people were worried about data usage they wouldn't visit a Photography thread devoted to posting lots of pictures, surely?
Easy to do, get a 50mm prime lens, and then a set of extension tubes. Works great, that's what I used in those pictures up there.
The second post confused me even more.
was that tongues