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Old Oct 1, 2015, 3:26 PM   #1
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I would appreciate comments and critiques on how to improve composition, post-processing, lighting, etc. Thank you.



EDIT: Even set arrangement.

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Looks very good to me. The perspective is true (i.e. lines are vertical), nice warm color tone which I think is very appropriate for a homey feel, good depth of field and evenly balanced lighting. If anything,the only thing I'd try to avoid is the blown out highlight of the light shining on the sheet music on the keyboard. Perhaps an HDR series of exposures might work for it.

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Old Oct 2, 2015, 4:41 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot, Jehan. A lighting consultant asked me to photograph one of her projects. So I'm practicing my night interiors. The out-of-camera images were yellowish so I had it white-balanced in Photoshop. I'll try re-shooting with less light on the sheet music -- I believe I had the light on max setting, it can be set to a lower setting.
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Very nice, I would like to see a normal exposure without the HDR though to get some idea of the

original scene in soft lighting

In my minds eye it might look something like this
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Old Oct 3, 2015, 9:34 AM   #5
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Hi, musket. Here is one of the middle shots.

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Yes thanks, could maybe have done with less or no light on the music sheet, and the ceiling light appears to be on, I can see it reflected in the window.

I think there is also some horizontal stretching due to the wide angle lens, which I compensated for in my edit in viewpoint 2.

Shooting to the corner angle is good, the vertical lines are straight as well, not a bad shoot for a first try... cheers musket
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Thank you, musket. It's the kind of comment I was actually hoping for.

Yes, I noticed the light (I think you referred to it as ceiling light) reflected on the window only after shooting. It was actually a spotlight (a regular light stand diffused by copy paper) to light up the coffee table because I thought it was too dark.

I'll remember your comments when I shoot on Monday.
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Cracking lighting/exposure.... love the contrasting reflections in the black windows....
I personally have no problem with the odd area of blown highlights- especially in the area of lamps- it adds a touch of life and contrast...
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I agree about the sheet music lighting, maybe not have that light on. Also, there is something ( A pillow ?) sticking out behind the couch on the left side, it should be removed. Other than that, a good shot !
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One sixth of the frame is a bright colored object in a corner. Worst place for an eye magnet, unless it's the subject. I expect you had no control over it's location, but you did control the POV. Otherwise, a well done composition.
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