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Bad lightning?

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Kingvald
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Message edited at 01/14/2005, 04:55:21 AM by Kingvald
Just got some pictures rejected due to bad lightning/exposure, but I'm not sure what's wrong. To me the lightning/exposure is spot on...?



All pictures taken with available light, no flash.



Can u please tell me what u think?







Thanx

kingvald

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Tano
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Message posted at 01/14/2005, 07:10:59 AM by Tano - member is an admin
Ingvald, please email your problem to support. I'm sure they will explain the problem and you can fix it. Then you can resubmit the picture, but don't forget to add a resubmission notice for admins.

Thanks


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Mckown
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Message posted at 01/14/2005, 12:07:36 PM by Mckown
kingvald, I have had same problem with " Incorrect exposure or lighting setup" with natural light pics which I personally like and is exactly what the eyes saw. I believe most people dont want to see the ordinary. You would naturally photograph a baby with its face protected from the blinding sun. So now I take a lot of my " natural light " pics and change the tempture in raw or use a warming filter in PS. and have not so many rejects. Your pics are absolutly correct! but try the warming and they will be fine. At least this is what I understand to be more of an accepted rule. Maybe some feedback on this post will help both of us!!
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Message edited at 02/01/2005, 10:56:11 AM by Cre8tivefocus
I belong to another site that is very much into critiquing so PLEASE don't be offended, I am just giving some general advice.



Looking at the photo sample you posted, I can see why they have a problem with exposure. The baby is under exposed and the background is overexposed. Flash in this case would have helped with the baby, it would have givent he babies eyes more depth and created "catch lights" as well as making the face look less flat. The skin tone can probably be fixed a bit with levels adjustment (as you can always adjust an underexposed picture - but you can't get data from an overexposed one). as for the background, there are some hotspots (pure white) and in all honesty if I am giving it a critiqu the orange thing that comes up in the background is very distracting to the image as a composition - you can most likely clone that out in PS with some of the leaves (which would get rid of most of the hotspots).



BTW cute baby:-) I also looked at your portfolio and you have some really nice shots of babies - particularly like the one with the bottle.
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