Black & White Photography Photo Critique
by baris bakirci
Category: Black & White Photography
canon eos 30d
Lens: Prime: Fixed focal l
Description: i just wanted to photograph loneliness. photos like a street, an underpass, people no see all >
i just wanted to photograph loneliness. photos like a street, an underpass, people not looking at you, not looking at each other, doing nothing. an emptiness first, then a still object (phone) and people on the far end.
Subject of photo
Composition & Perspective
Use of camera, exposure & speed
Color & Lighting
Depth of field
I see where you were going but don't think it quite works for the intended purpose
You have good perspective but the composition is lacking somewhat.
The focus falls off quite rapidly in the distance, Possible increasing your Asa or ISO and using a smaller aperture would help this.
As above a better use of aperture would have done a better job of getting to where you wanted with this photo. By increasing the ISO to 800 you would have been able to shoot at probably f11 or so and had perfect depth of field, even on program.
It seems a little dark or "Gray" all over, may be the cameras fault if taken on auto.
As I mentioned you could have for seen this problem and corrected it before exposure.
I don't think it quite works, I would look for more opportunities with the info in this critique in hand and see what happens.
How to improve your photo
I understand what you were trying to convey however if you look closely at the center figure, he gets lost in the background and becomes meaningless to the overall point of the photo.
Try upping the levels in your editing program to let more light in.
Good, no, remarkable photographs are "Made" not "Taken" Keep looking for this type if scene...think about how you want it to look and wait for the "Decisive moment" and go for it...may take a series of shots before you get what you want. Good luck.
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