Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:11PM
Here is the file rejected for the following
We found the overall composition of this file's lighting could be improved. Some of the technical aspects that can all limit the usefulness of a file are:
-Direct on-camera flash and/or flash fall-off (bright subject, dark background)
-Harsh lighting with blown-out highlights that lack details and/or distracting shadows
- Distracting lens flares
-Incorrect white balance
It is resubmitable and I would would greatly appreciate any suggestion or comment. I hope I can pass the inspection in the second upload.
Thanks in advance.
(Edited on 2013-01-25 08:00:40 by kelvinjay)
Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:32PM
direct overhead lighting has left too deep shadows (and too hard edges on plate as well)'. too dark overall, in my opinion
Posted Thu Jan 24, 2013 8:22PM
Thank you kbwills for the comments. I used the hot shoe flash bounced from the ceiling. That might be the reason. Best
Posted Fri Jan 25, 2013 6:03AM
/Often just bouncing will be enough - for this shot, you probably needed a nearby reflector - you could possibly use a couple of white napkins if it was in a restaurant... (or use a white menu/your hand to intercept part of the flash to supply a bit of fill-in for the shadows]
But - you asked for suggestions for a re-submit...
Above is my suggestion for improvement, showing the changes I made to your original.
It involved LEVELS dialogue - I tweaked the grey point to left slightly and also the white point (with a bit of masking of highlights) - I also used the Brightness/contrast dialogue (brightness +4, contrast -2).
Regards& Good Luck
ETA - text in [square brackets] above
(Edited on 2013-01-25 06:06:33 by kbwills)
Posted Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:02PM
Thank you very much kbwills for your time and suggestions. The picture you modified looks much better than the original.
I would like to thnak you again for the kind suggestions.
(Edited on 2013-01-28 03:12:41 by David_Ahn)