I’ll start with milhouse, b/c it’s first come first serve.
My entire critique was constructive. Every last bit of it was directed at her work and not trashing her. Just b/c I didn’t wrap it up in a tight little bow of bullshit and make it sound all pretty doesn’t make it less constructive. She’s in need of critique, not polite hand holding and if you had any clue what you were talking about you’d realize that, but you don’t so STFO.
Also, I’ve never suggested that I am brilliant. I am a working photographer. I work freelance and have plenty of time to jump in here for 10 minutes every now and then to offer some critique or advice or to simply tell you to STFO. Obviously you’d like to see less professional photographers in here giving critiques and would prefer that more amateur hacks continue to give meaningless critiques. You’re an idiot!
@Brown Eyed Girl
It is not the backlight producing haze, it is her doing it in post. If you cannot see that then you are an idiot. Haze is not consistent like that without flare. There is no flare. Also who the hell would stand between the sun and the subject with a blanket? That would totally kill the light. Instead you would want to scrim the light to bring the highlight down. You obviously have no idea what you are talking about. I’d advise you to STFO b/c you are giving bad advise.
My adjustment was in contrast only and it is far better than the original. I don’t expect you do see that because I don’t think you really know what a good photo looks like.
@Sassy – Your critique was fluffed with bullshit, you take mundane photos of newborns. I’ve seen those photos a millions times before. Nothing original there.
I think the OP is actually going for the hazy look which is currently in fashion… i think the lack of contrast is keeping in line with the actual theme of the images.
And you have no idea what you are talking about. Hazy backlit images have been around for a long time. It’s not “currently in fashion”. The theme of the images are that they are over processed in a manner that implies the person doesn’t know what they are doing.
The recurring theme of this thread seems to be that the three posters who seem most annoyed by my critique don’t know what they are talking about when it comes to lighting. I laugh at their critique of my critique b/c I was seriously holding back this time. It doesn’t seem to matter how I critique, I always get mauled by a mob of you for whatever I say. Perhaps, I should just not censor myself at all?