What do you think of this photo
What could I have done to make it better. I was a little off centre as I was trying to stay out of the photographers way.
All advice welcome.
Ok...Pull no punches; right?
Technically it leaves a lot to be desired.
1) Blown hi-lites
To make it better?
Without some sort of light controlling devices, (scrims, gobos etc) this type of light is a photographers nightmare when photographing people.
All the best,
Christopher A. Vedros
I don't think the off-center composition is a problem.
The time of day, and position of the sun, is usually something you can't control. ;-)
The only technical problem that I think really takes away from this photo are the blown out highlights on the white dresses. This could have been improved by underexposing the image.
I know that traditionally, it has always been recommended to overexpose what your meter indicates when the subject is a white dress in order to get the dress white and not gray.
I have found however, that the Digital Rebel/300D has a high tendency to blow out highlights like this, especially in high-contrast lighting situations like this image. I shoot in RAW, and usually shoot in Av mode with -1 stop of exposure compensation. I find it is much easier to lighten shadows than to correct a blown-out highlight.
Chris A. Vedros
This photo was taken about 3.30 the temp was about 85degree with no cloud.
i dont have a meter (wouldnt know how to use it). What do you mean when you say you shoot in RAW and Av mode with -1 stop of exposure compensation. I am very keen to learn how tto take better photos.
i think I am good at seeing what would make a good photo but I cna never seem to get it right ie out of focus.
All help will be greatfully received.
thanks for taking the time to write.
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