How can I improve this shot?
Posted 23 February 2004 - 05:03 AM
Posted 25 February 2004 - 01:25 AM
I don't mind the model looking into the picture and away from the camera. But the image would be improved if she was looking at something - or more obviously into the cave. So that the image was telling more of a story e.g. "diver thinking about going into dark cave".
More minor points are that I would prefer it if she were not holding on the rock and if her fins were entirely in the frame.
I find the bubbles a bit distracting too. Typical digicam problems with highlights!
You should post your cleaned version too.
Posted 25 February 2004 - 07:19 PM
this is the Cathy Church signature shot
I have never seen this shot with a diver in the image. I figured it was due to either having to light the cavern up which ruins the shot, or you have to position for a silhouette which also ruins the shot and makes it too dark hence meaning you dont get the beams of light.
Im not saying a good diver in a cavern shot isnt possible, but at that angle it has to be very hard to get the lighting right and make the diver seem like the subject.
I have tried a few times and the nicest results I have had have been with wb adjustments and also a red filter donated off alex mustard, the only problem was ... with a diver you still need to add light.
maybe a small very controlled strobe on the diver opn minimal settings with the camera adjusted for the light beams would pull it off, but cavern shots are always really hard in my opinion.
Posted 26 February 2004 - 09:14 PM