Louis Al-Ayoubi and his Dad Ayham
by: © Dr Ayham Al-Ayoubi
6.1
Overall
Rating
5
General
impression
7
Subject
of photo
7
Composition
& Perspective
5
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
8
Depth
of field
7
Color &
Lighting
4
Focus
General
impression
I'm a bit perplexed looking at the camera data speed says 2100, is that 1/2100 of a sec/ if so that would indicate to me that the subject is not blurred but slightly out of focus, also flash says 'built-in', does that mean it fired? If it did, I would think I'd see more of a highlight in the boys eyes.
5/10
Subject
of photo
subject is good, I like the smiling but out of focus person in background, I think I would of liked to see a bit more of the background person in frame.
7/10
Composition
& perspective
I like this composition, the primary subject dominates the frame off center (creating interest), and we can still see the expression of the person in the background
7/10
Use of camera,
exposure
& speed
please see above, not sure if it's shutter speed or focus issue. I think that tonality (white balance) could be a bit warmer
5/10
Depth
of field
great use of depth of field, bringing our attention to the subject.
8/10
Color &
Lighting
if flash was used it was used well as to NOT show an over lit scene, nothing burnt out (overexposed) and nothing too blocked up
7/10
Focus
the focus is a bit off and I'm not really sure if it is a focus or slower shutter speed issue. The boy in the foreground should be tack sharp unless you are trying to convey (via technique) an emotion or feeling that is expressed by lack of focus
4/10
Description
A photo of my son Louis at my sister widding day , London UK
Technical Details

Sony Alpha DSLR-A900

Lens: Telephoto: 50-200mm
Exposure time: 1/2100 ,
F-stop: F4
ISO: 1600
Flash: Built-in
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Matt Dinerstein
20+ Years
United States
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How to improve your photo
1.
focus, if the photo is spontaneous and you don't have perfect focus, this can be a bit improved using photoshop, creating a layer, sharpening the top layer (usually this can be faded back to between 60-85%)than erasing around the subject on the top layer, than flattening the 2 layers. This makes the subject appear sharper
2.
warm colors up a bit in photoshop or other editing program, especially in shadow areas colors tend to be a bit cool. Perhaps a bit of yellow and magenta would work
3.
add a bit of contrast, in PS use curves bringing darks down and highlights up just a bit. good luck and keep up the work!
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