Reply To: Lesson 5 assignment

Duncan Rawlinson

Hi Jess,

Thanks for submitting your assignment. It’s nice to have you back!

First thing first here is the EXIF data on your image:
Date Time Original: 2014:12:27 11:37:33
Exposure Time: 1/125
F Number: f / 13
Exposure Program: Manual
ISO Speed Ratings: 100
Metering Mode: Pattern
Flash: Flash did not fire
Focal Length: 34mm
White Balance: Auto white balance
Model: NIKON D5100
Exif Version:
Flashpix Version:
Color Space: 1
Pixel X Dimension: 4928
Pixel Y Dimension: 3264
CompressedBitsPerPixel: 2
Maker Note: 876
User Comment: Jess Betzel Photography
Date Time Digitized: 2014:12:27 11:37:33
Subsec Time: 10
Subsec Time Original: 10
Subsec Time Digitized: 10
Exposure Bias: 1.33
Max Aperture Value: 4.60
Light Source: Unknown
Sensing Method: One-chip color area sensor
File Source: DSC
Scene Type: Directly photographed
CFA Pattern: 860
Custom Rendered: Normal process
Exposure Mode: 1
Digital Zoom Ration: 1
Focal Length In 35mm Film: 51mm
Scene Capture Type: Standard
Gain Control: None
Contrast: Normal
Saturation: Normal
Sharpness: Normal
Subject Distance Range: Unknown
InteroperabilityIFDPointer: 37214
ExifIFDPointer: 228
GPSInfoIFDPointer: 37244
Orientation: 1
YCbCr Positioning: 2
X Resolution: 300
Y Resolution: 300
Resolution Unit: 2
Date Time: 2014:12:27 11:37:33
Software: Embettered by PicMonkey.

One thing to note is that did you see how that company you used added their website to your image’s exif data?! That’s quite spammy of them isn’t it?! I suspect you used that picmonkey thing to add the purple border or your watermark?

I would highly recommend buying adobe lightroom and adobe photoshop. With those two applications a photographer can do literally anything you would ever need!

In terms of the assignment I like what you’ve done here and the colors work. Adding the purple border is not necessary here because the image is already chalk full of purple. That is unless of course your client requests that.

If anything a quick retouching of the spots on your subjects’ hands here would be a good idea.

Also for something like this your background is key. In this case it makes the entire image feel slanted down and to the right. In other words even if you can’t see the horizon in your images you’ll want to ensure it doesn’t detract from the image.

I’m personally not a fan of watermarks at all but here is an interesting way to add them to your images:

Overall you’ve done well here but remember that simplicity really works. In this case your colors are good but the forest in the background detracts from the image.

Keep it up and see you on the next assignment.