please critique

June 18th, 2022
@bettyrainge Hi, any way to make the image larger?
June 18th, 2022
I think this is the image:
June 18th, 2022
Betty, what is your personal take and critque of the portrait?
June 18th, 2022
Only change I'd make is clone the wall behind him so the darker areas that extend out of frame become the same color as the adjacent area closer to the man.
June 18th, 2022
It could use a tad of exposure.
June 18th, 2022
@bettyrainge I can only agree with both Fotoblah and Fixing a Hole ;-)
June 18th, 2022
ok, I'll throw my 2-cents in: I think a bit more light on your subject's face would help. Maybe if he'd held a reflector? (or try it in post). I agree with FotoBlah re the left side of the frame. Hope that's helpful.
June 20th, 2022
I would go for a high-key black and white, and yes clean up the background first
June 20th, 2022
Thank you . I am a neebie, can we do post for our pictures?, most of mine have been straight out from shoot.
and I love having my pictures critiqued, it helps me become a better photographer.
June 20th, 2022
M take is his eyes, a lot of living behind them.He was telling us some history of the war.
June 20th, 2022
@bettyrainge You can definitely post process your photos. You can even go crazy with the processing if you want.
June 21st, 2022
Ditto to most of the above- definitely black and white! Clone out the distracting black areas on the left, then convert to black and white. See what that does to the back ground first. You may not have to do any further editing as black and white is very forgiving. Once in black and white with the background even in tone, bring out the texture of his face with contrast (work slowly and lightly with this keeping his dark skin tone in mind) and light. That will also increase the emphasis on his eyes, which is what drew you to take the picture. It's a great portrait! And yes, you can process to your heart's content here- in fact there are several "challenges" (sort of like picture games) which encourage it! What Would You Do? (WWYD), the composite challenge, and ETSOOI (Edit the Silliness Out of It) to name a few.

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