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3rd August 2011, 03:41 PM
I AM A BEGINNER,WELCOME YOUR FEEDBACK
3rd August 2011, 05:57 PM
Hi Ajith, an open-ended request for feedback can be difficult, particularly when trying to provide it to beginners. There are so many aspects of photography that can be right or wrong, depending upon the photographers goal for the image. Please help us out so that we can better help you. Take an aspect of your image that you want feedback on and ask for help for that area of expertise. For beginners, the most common areas to want to get under control are the technical aspects of a good image such as exposure, sharpness, contrast, depth of field, and basic composure.
For example, this image has very high contrast. If that is your goal for this image, you may really want feedback on the exposure or the composition? Please let us know what area of this image you would really like to improve. Once you are comfortable with your level of skill in one area, move on to another and soon your satisfaction with the images you take will improve and you'll be ready to move on to new challenges. By the way, I like the story that this image conveys! I hope this helps!
3rd August 2011, 08:54 PM
If I was a beginner, Ajith, I wouldn't be starting with a scene like that.
Even a pro would struggle to cope with those extremes of light levels.
If you expose for the inside, the light coming from outside will have over exposed highlights; and if you expose for the brightest level, the inside will be too dark.
Two shots, using a tripod, then combining them into one final image is really the only answer here. So you have done well to achieve what you have.
4th August 2011, 02:53 AM
Frank mi, actually i focus on the object and the rays coming out from the greenish color windows. But i want to know how do i get more soft to the image than contrast. Because i saw wooden pillars &arches are really beautiful,but i have not capture it. I really like your comment and advice to develop the skills of photography. I will make a another trip to shoot what i want.
4th August 2011, 03:00 AM
Geoff f,i am really admire your techniques,i make a another trip to capture a perfect image.thank you for your valuable time given to me.
4th August 2011, 03:39 AM
I Ajith and welcome to CIC,
I am going against the trend here and say I like this image. I know there are many issues in terms of contrast but if you go by the title, “Photographer”,you have captured what you said. The viewer's eye is drawn to the brightest part of the image, which is outside the door, and the photographer is nicely silhouetted against it. The photographers pose shows he is deep in thought composing his image and tells a story.
Having said the image does tilt to the right a bit, which could be easily fixed in post production (PP).
I like the green at the top, as it breaks up the dark interior and also gives some depth to the image without taking away from the main subject.
You did say you saw nice timbers inside that you would liked to have captured but in doing so you will introduce another point of interest and the viewer will not know where to look.
You can open up shadow detail in PP using Shadows/Highlights command in PSE or PS and if you shoot in RAW then use the Fill Light command but I think you need to be sure what your point of interest is and make sure you represent that in your shot. The timbers could be another shot.
Keep up the good work.
4th August 2011, 04:31 AM
Thank you peter for you honest comments.
4th August 2011, 02:19 PM
Hi Ajith, because of the extreme contrast range, this image will be challenging for you and the changes you make to improve one aspect of the image can easily make other aspects less favorable.
Let’s begin with the options. One approach would be to just increase the exposure for the wooden pillars and arches. You will be able to get more color and detail but the photographer will no longer be a silhouette, the light coming through the door and windows will bloom, and you'll lose all outside detail. Assuming you are shooting in RAW mode you will have a bit more to work with in terms of exposure latitude, but only if you have some skill in using digital post processing software.
Peter has already provided several tips on how you can use post processing to move closer to what you would like to see but there may be insufficient range in the original capture to get as far as you would like with the detail.
Another option would be to get multiple shots with a bracketed range of exposures. From the looks of this you will likely need five shots at -4EV, -2EV, 0EV, +2EV, and +4EV. These five images can be combined using masking and layers to get the exposure you are looking for on specifically the parts of the image where you want them. For example, you can keep the silhouette of the photographer and bright doorway and windows and increase the exposure on only the arches and pillars. If you want the entire image to have proper exposure, inside and out, you could use HDR Tonemapping with the five exposures. I think I would favor increasing the exposure on only the areas you want to highlight and leaving the rest the way it is, but with the multiple exposures you will have the option to move the image in a number of different directions.
4th August 2011, 02:38 PM
Frank thank you very much for your technical comment. I will work it out.
4th August 2011, 04:15 PM
I like this sillhouette of the photographer because his camera leads me all around the image to the very interestingstained glass. However IMO two very minor tweaks might help the image a bit. First is to rotate the image about one degree counter-clockwise. The second is to crop a tiny bit from the left and bottom of the shot, placing doorway at the intersection of the "rule of thirds"...
4th August 2011, 05:44 PM
Thank you, Richard for your comment and advice.appreciate it.
5th August 2011, 09:07 AM
I think I agree with Peter's comment. Your image reveals enough to keep the viewer's interest. More objects, like the pillars and arches you saw, may become distracting. I like it as it is.
6th August 2011, 01:05 AM
I like the silhouette. I find it interesting to suggest multiple images to decrease contrast etc. This is great if you like to work on the computer. Another option would be to go back when there is less light outside. The time of day can make a big difference!
6th August 2011, 05:25 AM
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