Hannah in the woods

Discussion in 'People & Portraits' started by Hamish Gill, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    if im honest, im not overwhelmed with this photo my self ... had a bad photo day on sunday, coulndt really get to exited about everything and i couldnt even get the camera to focus properly for a while ...

    anyway, this is more experimenting with lightroom and targeted defocus

    any thoughts?

  2. Paul Lange

    Paul Lange Moderator

    I think it has an odd quirkiness about it that reminds me of some of the photo-journalistic type shots in National Geographic. Sometimes that use a similar "gritty" look on storeys that are about normal people caught up in events outside of their control.
  3. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Probably ... It wasn't a good day for focus ...
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2010
  4. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    I'm quite pleased you said that ... That's sort of the angle I was going for ...
  5. Chris Dodkin

    Chris Dodkin West Coast Correspondent

    I'm thinking Twilight - vampires exit stage left...

    So was the target defocus a lightroom feature?

    And I can recommend Canon if you want a camera/lens combo which can AF reliably... ;)
  6. Hamish Gill

    Hamish Gill Well-Known Member

    Targeted defocus ... No I just use the gradient filter with the sharpness control set low then touch it up a bit with the adjustment brush ... Targeted defocus is just what I called it through not really knowing what else to call it (?)

    I personally recommend not having a heavy night drinking with an irish man before trying to use a camera properly for acurate focus :)

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