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Jul 21, 2016 22:29 |  #1

I just wanted to get some feedback on this.. it's a little more stylized than how I normally edit. Thanks.


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Jul 21, 2016 23:09 |  #2

I like it for what it is, a great casual candid shot. The bokeh in the top right corner is a little strange, but that obviously isn't in your control. I'm guessing you lifted the black levels in the Tone Curve ...I tend do that occasionally as well to get that slight washed-out, "yester-year" effect. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. In this case, I like it.


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Jul 21, 2016 23:31 |  #3

I like it! To my eye, the skintones are a touch yellow, but my monitor isn't as accurate as I'd like.
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Jul 21, 2016 23:31 |  #4

The boys arms look very strange.


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Jul 22, 2016 04:52 |  #5

A good shot in difficult light.

Running in with a reflector would have helped, but then the moment would have been lost. The Bokeh is a bit odd.


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Jul 22, 2016 05:25 |  #6

rrblint wrote in post #18074086 (external link)
The boys arms look very strange.

It's hyper-flexed from leaning on it.. most people's arms do this.


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Jul 22, 2016 05:47 |  #7

Martin Dixon wrote in post #18074214 (external link)
A good shot in difficult light.

Running in with a reflector would have helped, but then the moment would have been lost. The Bokeh is a bit odd.

There's a chain link fence back there, and it looks like the light is reflecting off of it.. maybe that's what you're referring to.


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Jul 22, 2016 07:32 |  #8

Hindsight being what it is...ya might have chosen a better place in the yard.


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Jul 22, 2016 07:36 |  #9

chauncey wrote in post #18074290 (external link)
Hindsight being what it is...ya might have chosen a better place in the yard.


LOL, do you have kids?

There's a reason why this is called a candid and not a formal shoot.


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Jul 22, 2016 10:22 |  #10

Aah...nine thru the years... :lol:


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Jul 22, 2016 18:23 |  #11

Very nice. The boy's arm looks bent funny at the elbow, but it is a candid as you noted. It is what it is.

What do I see in the image? Cute children intent on looking at something (playing with something?) they found in the grass.




  
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Jul 25, 2016 10:20 as a reply to  @ atsilverstein's post |  #12

Calm down....Sometimes I feel that some people put their photos in critique corner and only expects positive reactions. People around are here to help you, please don´t ask them for pure compliments, be happy that people with trained eyes are giving you constructive critique for free.

It doesn´t matter if it´s candid shot and not formal shooting, Same rules apply.... During formal shoot, you can tweak lot of things, ask people to move around to improve final photo, candid shoot are different - either your shot will be good or even perfect as it is or you can wait for ideal conditions and try capture those moments as many times as you want till it´s perfect, but you have to deal with lot of bad photos to get one perfect. It´s about luck as well.

It doesn´t matter if the arm bending is normal or not in real life, but it doesn´t look good on this photo... Remember only final results matter.


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Jul 25, 2016 12:57 |  #13

There's a reason why this is called a candid and not a formal shoot.

You are a stellar photographer...there is no reason not to take a stellar candid.


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Aug 03, 2016 10:58 |  #14

It's a nice candid. The boy's arm easily straightens out using Liquify in Photoshop. You might also work to fill the blown out leg with just a little skin tone and darken the weird bokeh in the u/rt.


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