why do digital files colours looks so bad without post

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Re: why do digital files colours looks so bad without post
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whosthatwhatsthat wrote:

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whosthatwhatsthat wrote:

you must be joking.

I think not, I agree.

I'm curious why you think the first two are high end...

in comparison to the one of the lady:

the location is far more considered and polished (production value) the one of her has overgrown weeds and looks like the back of a garage

a serious lack of tasteful colour grading

poor composition your eyes are distracted by the lines of the building which splits up the frame into three blocks, foreground, garages, sky all at skewed angles

You're talking about the one behind the storage units? There are a lot of things about it that are done properly, but there are things that are wrong with it as well. It's a stock photo, I don't know what to expect.

lack of styling the clothes are very low end in comparison to the high end stylised clothing in the juergen teller shots

the ladies body is not evenly lit

her posing is very amateur

the Juergen teller photos have good consistent lighting, subtle professional grading, sophisticated posing, well-scouted locations, high-end wardrobe styling, professional grooming

I'm not sure what makes a wife beater shirt high end, but the quality of the clothes should be of little consequence to how well the photo is composed and captured. And what is well scouted about a boring hotel room? And I don't see subtle professional grading - the stock photo of the girl is much better from a tonal gradation standpoint.

These are technicalities more or less. What do you see that shows he is professional and conscious of what makes a fantastic photo?

it's a matter of looking into the context of the shoot.

Context of the shot - you mean context as in what you just mentioned above?

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