jbf

jbf

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  • This video was discussed a couple months ago: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/56736902 As a scientific experiment it has many issues as I indicated in that thread but it's an interesting ...
  • Thanks for posting the link.
  • I'll skip the snappy sayings that probably won't help much and go straight to an example.  Here is one of your photos: It's got nice colors and shows some local culture.  I've been to numerous ...
  • It's a very good set. There's not a lot to criticize. Here are a few suggestions: The horizon isn't perfectly level on all of the photos. Also, the details in the shadows are getting lost. You ...
  • This post is 9 months old.  As far as I can remember, no one had responded to the post for a number of days and I was trying to start the discussion with the hope that more knowledgeable people ...
  • Several of us were discussing all of the great posts he contributed to these forums in a thread about a month ago.  Very sad news.
  • You could light it with a plasma ball. As long as you captured that same expression and pose, it would be a keeper! I'll leave the Sunpak discussion to the portrait lighting experts. Nice job, jbf
  • This question gets asked pretty often.  In fact I think you have asked a similar question before (for some reason the irony of "happysnapper" lacking inspiration stuck in my mind).  It's ...
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    True, but judging by that response I think we can relate.  :-) Sorry, I was pretty tired last night.
  • Please don't put words into my mouth.  I'm just trying to offer constructive suggestions. It's not about "perfection".  There's no such thing.  However, there are ways to control the contrast when ...
  • I don't want to be too critical because the post had to do with the background of the photo, which as I said, I like. To answer your question, the light is a little harsh.  There are some shiny ...
  • The photo has issues with the lighting on the flower as well as the composition, but I do like the way the light and shadows that are out of focus form an interesting swirly pattern in the ...
  • I agree with the other posters' comments on the photo.  I don't have a lot to add, but I wanted to ask if you were allowed to take photos in the Thistle Chapel.  It's such an amazing place.  I ...
  • The sharpness and the lighting give a feel of being in the room with the couple. I expect them to get up and walk away any second. The poses and expressions communicate a lot about their ...
  • Very interesting and creatuve photo.  The selective coloring works really well.  It might be better, and worth the effort, to remove the color around the slides so that just the slides are in color.
  • A gold interior always makes a statement. :-) Nice photo. I have 3 suggestions: For non-action shots where there is time to examine the scene, viewers will expect a more precise composition, so pay ...
  • I would back off the processing a little just because of her young age.  Having said that, I think the processing is really well done. Nice job. Others have already mentioned the square pose which ...
  • Very true.  I didn't even think about that one. The list could go on:  Were the photographers free to control the shoot or were they forced into certain lighting, props, poses, etc.  More ...
  • Given the dimensions of the scans you posted and the amount of cropping you did on the image, you will still have well over 3000 pixels (width) on the cropped image which is roughly twice as wide ...
  • Yes, crop it to cut off the parts you don't want. Don't resize it while you are cropping and doing other editing. You posted a sample photo in one of your previous posts that was size: width = ...
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