Your Photo: Our Critique

Original photo adjusted curves, contrast and crop This photo was submitted by Eric was taken with a Nikon D200, 1/60 sec. at f/ 1.4, ISO 1600. Using an aperture of f/1.4 has created a shallow depth of field that works since the subjects are on the same focal plane. The front line of money in the foreground does not add to the image and cropping it out still leaves the game cards and money on the table giving the photo some context.

Original photo adjusted curves, contrast and crop

This photo was submitted by Eric was taken with a Nikon D200, 1/60 sec. at f/ 1.4, ISO 1600. Using an aperture of f/1.4 has created a shallow depth of field that works since the subjects are on the same focal plane. The front line of money in the foreground does not add to the image and cropping it out still leaves the game cards and money on the table giving the photo some context. Converting an image to black-and-white requires making the most of the highlights, midtones and shadows. By adjusting the curves and working with the contrast you will use more information from the digital file and the result will be a photo with more tonal range. I like the composition; the expressions tell a story.
—Melissa Macatee
Contributing Blogger

__This photo gets three and a half stars on the PopPhoto Flash rating system.

The PopPhoto Flash rating system.
*= This part of the camera is called the lens
**= Don't quit your day job
***= Good, but not yet great
****=So close you can taste it
*****= Yes, a thousand times yes!

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