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Kikkoman
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Dec 30, 2010 22:30 |  #1

So i'm messing with my little santa toy and a homemade bokeh filter i made. I would like to ask what kind of tips I can get to make the picture more...desirable?

Anything tips would help, slaughter me ;)

Edit: I just realized I messed up in putting the pic. Can someone help me out real quick?


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Dec 30, 2010 22:32 |  #2

Kikkoman wrote in post #11545031 (external link)
Edit: I just realized I messed up in putting the pic. Can someone help me out real quick?

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Dec 30, 2010 22:39 |  #3

Just realized it came out a lot darker than i saw in lightroom but either way anything helps guys!




  
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Dec 30, 2010 22:43 |  #4

It looks pretty cool but Santa is distracting...he looks out of place for me. Not sure why.




  
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Dec 30, 2010 22:57 |  #5

I figured the santa would fit in since it is a xmas tree in the back haha. Anything i should change?




  
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Dec 30, 2010 23:08 |  #6

I'm not really the one that should be offering advice. I've only ever seen examples of the bokeh two or three times at MOST. I think it looks cool but I really am ignorant. I just know that Santa *SHOULD* belong there but he doesn't do it for me for some reason. I can just only comment on what attracts me to the photo as a person viewing a photo.

To be honest when I see this photo I imagine a little kid there (like right after opening presents) or an angel (with all the bright lights) I know you can't change santa - he's there!


But in my attempt to comment on the bokeh - theres a blue star on the right (not on the tree) and a faint one on the left as well that look out of place.

Hope I've helped in my ignorance.




  
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Dec 31, 2010 00:35 |  #7

I like your bokeh filter, very cool. Luv the effect. Santa is the main subject,I know the bokeh is the reason you did the pic, but Santa is the only thing in focus so he IS the subject. I think the picture would be so much better if All of Santa was included and a little more light on him( he's a little underexposed) would have made this a nice pic.


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Dec 31, 2010 00:45 |  #8

The bokeh filter looks great. Nice stars and it works well. The white balance is a bit off, I think. Too blueish...judging by Santa's beard. Other than that: nice Christmas image.


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Dec 31, 2010 08:16 |  #9

Love the bokeh filter, though it seems as though the composition is off for me... id like to see a wider pic with more of santa with less overlap of santa and the tree. Just me though.




  
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Dec 31, 2010 17:57 |  #10

Neat effect. Not a fan of the Santa though.




  
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Jan 01, 2011 01:38 |  #11

I think the stars could be a little more OOF.They look liek they are stuck on afterwards.


First step........ Take the lens cap off.

  
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