Okay here is a pic of some Geraniums I took at my parents and then used iPhoto to edit. Would like to do more, but you can't with iPhoto, and I am not ready to make the jump to Aperture (nor do I have the time to learn it). Also, from what I have heard, Photoshop Elements is not that good for a Mac
I like how she looked at you! Haha... this looks like a lot of fun... and very clear too. Are you using a flash?
Yeah I always use a flash whenever I can. It fills the shadows. The highlights are blown out in this one but I think it adds to the overall look. I agree, the look she is giving is dynamite. It WAS a lot of fun, although my goal is to make things look more fun than they actually are.
Also used a polarizer to saturate the colors. The noon direct overhead sun is brutal so you have to use a few tricks.
See how the flash prevents the harsh shadow from his hat.
Fill flash and good color saturation from the polarizer.
D200, f/6.3 @ 40 mm, 1/60, ISO 100.... Nikon SB-600 Speedlight on camera at -1 power pointed straight up.
I like it for the most part, but his face is a little dark and the light-colored blanket (or whatever it is behind his head on the back of the couch) and book in the background is the first thing to grab and hold my attention. A tighter crop might take care of that, though.
Last edited by FBJ; July 6th, 2009 at 05:09 PM.
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