Follow the Light 2
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|This is the photo regarding my previous uploaded photo titled "Follow the Light".|
On that photo some friends told me that it will be better if the face of the girl is on focus. At the time of shooting these I captured both of these, ie; one photo where I focused on her fingers and another one where her face has been focused.
But in this picture I noticed that there is a bright sunlight in the left side of the picture that may disturb the audience.
I want your valuable comments and suggestion regarding this picture.
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I first have to say that the tonal range is beautiful and the patch of sunlight on the left does not bother me one bit. Maybe it is because her beautiful face is so attractive that it keeps one's attention. Her face seems to be illuminated by the same sunlight.
I would prefer to see everything that counts to be in focus. Question is what to do. You obviously need a much smaller aperture like f11 and I think your camera can easily cope with an ISO of 800 which, at the slow shutter speed of 1/30th second, would afford you an aperture of around f11 and much more DOF with no significant digital noise. You have a very steady hand to get such sharpness at the slow shutter speed even though your camera's vibration reduction function probably helped a lot. In the circumstances a tripod would be useful.
I have to say that I'm not a fan. I did try a workshop but I made it worse. I thought the white balance was off, so I changed that and it did look a little better. But that was the best I could do.
You do have a pretty model and she has a good posture and expression but the dappled light on her face has caused some ugly shadows. She does have nice catchlights and I'm not bothered about the bright patch. But unfortunately the lighting on her face totally spoils it for me.