Weekly Photo Feedback

Monday, February 27, 2012

Hooray! Time for another Photo Feedback!  Join Kim at Mom Tried It and link up your picture of the week for some kindly feedback from other participants. It is so helpful to have some input from an unbiased audience!  I am really learning a lot through this weekly linky and through providing feedback to other photographers as well.  You can link up a photo through Friday, so grab a pic and join in!

Here's my SOOC:

I didn't note my editing steps, but as I recall I straightened, cropped, adjusted the WB and exposure, added a little fill light in LR and then opened in PS adding PW's Boost and CoffeeShop's Eye Bright and sharpened for the web. 

My settings: ISO 2200 55-300 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens at 105 mm and f 4.8 SS 1/1250 I took this photo in December and I have no idea why I had the ISO so high outdoors and the shutter speed is overkill. Clearly I didn't know what I was doing, lol. Knowing now how to change those things, I would reduce the SS to lower the ISO. As I recall, it was an overcast day but not dark, and this was taken mid-morning.

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I'd love to hear your feedback. Thanks for stopping by!

Kim said...

I love how it looks like you just caught her off-guard. I know it is hard to do this after the fact, so this is just a "for future, maybe try" crutique. I would love to see more space on the left and more space above her.
When it comes to processing everyone has their own style and look. I really like how you brightened up the shot. It looks great.

photo by ansku said...

A beautiful shot, and such a cute girl!!! I love your editing. It's nice to see the SOOC, I should post more of those too, it's great to see the difference. You found great colors with editing, the grass is a lovely shade of green, and it fits perfectly with the brownish red brick wall. Gorgeous blue eyes also :-)

About improving - the only thing I can come up with is that maybe the face is a bit too over-exposed on the right side? That's probably fixable in PS?

Tiffany said...

Fabulous edit....great job. Plus she is so, so cute:)


Seeing Each Day said...

Thanks for including the 2 shots for comparison. I think you've done a great job- I think the 2 actions you've used are very effective, especially enhancing your little one's gorgeous eyes as , I'm not sure how to explain it right, but the blue has the strength to match the brown in the jumper so that the brown doesn't dominate. I love browns in children's clothes, something natural about it or maybe that it compliments the skin tones.

Gina Kleinworth said...

You know that I just love seeing that face! I think it's great that you were able to look back at how you had your settings just a couple months ago & know how you would do it different now. Progress- everyday!!

Kel said...

Really sweet shot. I love the casual and comfortable feel of your adorable subject and the capture. I also like your editing, esp. the crop and brightening and the tones.
The only correction I think you might make, is the overexposure on her face. Maybe that's what you were going for and it's just a matter of style, but, I'd like to see more detail in her cheeks and even her hair.
Really, though, it's just adorable and a great capture of a full body shot. So cute.

Liz Mays said...

It looks wonderful, and good heavens, she's cute.

Anonymous said...

Great edit. What a cutie. I love the cropping and colors :-D
However I think its a little to "bright" on her face. This is a great shot!

Liz said...

Great shot and a lovely edit! Well done.
I have no idea how to set my camera properly for different situations... I wish there was a free course.

Bethany said...

The photo and edit are great! The only thing that I maybe would have done differently is crop it so that she is a bit more off centered... but really, the edit rocks! :)


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