September 12, 2018 at 11:58 am #33489September 12, 2018 at 12:19 pm #33492Logan LamarParticipant
Briefly, nice job using black and white! I don’t know if this is the look you were going for, but to make it look even more like it was from that time period, I’d consider using a slower shutter speed and maybe adding some grain to the final image. Study images from that time period and try to see how your image compares to them. Right now, I think it looks a little too good for the tech they had then.
Composition-wise, more sky, less grass. The swords need a bit more room on the top.
I wish my local Civil War Re-enactment was still being held! They were getting some complaints because of the noise I think. Oh well; it would have been neat to try and replicate photos from the early days.
Hope this helps!September 12, 2018 at 2:08 pm #33511September 12, 2018 at 3:41 pm #33512Josiah WaldnerParticipant
B&W images often benefit by increasing the clarity and contrast to make it “pop” Like @loganlamar said, I would try to add a little grain as well. The composition looks good too, but I think I would straighten it out a little. Maybe they were on a hill, but unless the riders look like they are leaning, I would make the horizon level. Very nice!September 13, 2018 at 5:59 pm #33557Morgan GiesbrechtParticipantSeptember 13, 2018 at 6:46 pm #33560October 8, 2018 at 7:47 pm #34033James StaddonKeymaster
That is so neat! It looks like it could have been taken 150 years ago (except it looks like the guys are having way too much fun reenacting 🙂 ). I’m so sorry, but I just haven’t had the time to critique everybody’s pictures here recently, so if you’d like me to go into more depth, you can ask on the webinar tomorrow (https://www.lenspiration.com/photo-critique-with-lenspiration-oct-9/), but for now, the #1 thing I’d say is I think a good final touch to this shot would be to add a little sharpening!October 9, 2018 at 9:26 am #34052
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