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At some point my friends may get annoyed at all the candid photos

Discussion in 'Street, Documentary, and Portrait' started by dylandingo, May 27, 2012.

  1. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
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    All taken with my Oly E-P3 and the Oly 45mm 1.8 and edited with Aperture and Silver Efex 2.0
    Critique are appreciated!
     
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  2. adic88

    adic88 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 25, 2012
    Nice! The B&W tones are quite pleasing. Did you use one of the presets in Silver Efex?
     
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  3. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Thanks! No, I am not a huge fan of using presets. I haven't had any real training with the program but I tend to just experiment with the color sensitivity one color at a time and from there I adjust the contrast and everything else and then I go back and tweak the colors sensitivities again.
     
  4. Amin Sabet

    Amin Sabet Administrator

    Apr 10, 2009
    Boston, MA (USA)
    Very nice portraits :2thumbs:.
     
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  5. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Very nice indeed. Since you asked for critique, it looks like you took the 2nd and 3rd picture while your friends were talking. I'd wait for a moment of silence from them, the facial expression can be just that little bit more relaxed.
     
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  6. Crdome

    Crdome Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Sep 11, 2011
    West Central Indiana
    Chrome
    Wonderful portraits with great crops and lighting. The first is truly enchanting, though IMO the crop on third is a bit tight on the right side. Thanks for sharing
     
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  7. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Thanks, I'll watch out for that next time. I believe the middle photo was of my friend talking but the last one was my friend just reacting to something being said.
     
  8. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    Thanks, I do wish I would of left some space on the right side of that last photo too in order to show what he was reacting to but I had limited time to think about that. That is why I must keep practicing to train my eyes to catch that stuff.
     
  9. dylandingo

    dylandingo Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 12, 2011
    La Crosse, WI
    They all pretty much smoke, I am just the odd quitter out of the group going on my second year as a nonsmoker. As for the mustaches, it seems to be a popular thing since I have come back to this town after living in Madison, WI for a year.