Friday, March 19, 2010
Constructive Feedback Friday
Okay, here's the deal with this: iheartfaces is doing Constructive Feedback Friday in which their contributors look at amateur photographers' shots and give them tips on how to advance their editing skills.
Of course, my first reaction was, Where do I sign up?!
The shot I chose to *hopefully* get professional help is this one of Matt on the Walkway. The sun was to my left, thus the overexposure on his sweatshirt, the deep shadows on his neck, and the weak color on his face.
This was taken with a Samsung point-and-shoot, so no way of changing the ISO, shutter speed, etc. Since I don't have my own DSLR yet, I'd really love to learn some more editing techniques to amp my photos. I know a little bit, enough to do some editing here and there, but I'm still not altogether comfortable or skilled with textures and vignettes. I use pse 5.0 right now, but I hope to be using PS in the future.
A note to my regular readers: Because this is Constructive Feedback Friday, some of the comments left on here will be critical. Never fear! I can handle it. Besides, this is how they will help me improve!
UPDATE: I was able to do some editing with this picture. I don't like it at all. His face looks blotchy and the sky is too bright.