January 23, 2013 / Tips + Tricks

Quick Tip: Switch it Up!

Before (right): This was shot at F/3.2 @ 1/125 sec. using Canon 5D MII @ 95mm. After (left): This was shot at F/3.2 @ 1/125 sec. using Canon 5D MII @ 100mm. Quick Tip: Clothing Makes a Differenc...
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Before (right): This was shot at F/3.2 @ 1/125 sec. using Canon 5D MII @ 95mm.
After (left): This was shot at F/3.2 @ 1/125 sec. using Canon 5D MII @ 100mm.


Quick Tip
: Clothing Makes a Difference : The two images of Robert Novogratz demonstrate the difference even a quick jacket change can make. In the image to the right (before) Robert’s neutral T-shirt blends into the monochromatic background of the image, making him less of a focal point. Adding the green jacket not only brings an element of texture and structure to the photograph but, also says something about his personality.

Comments

Is it me or is the “Before (right)” and “After (left):” descriptors reversed? Anyway, I like both images but prefer the one on the right, with the jacket, as the subjects head/face appears to stand out more from the background.

I prefer the Mickey Mouse t-shirt shot over the jacket shot because it seems to be a lot brighter in my opinion.

I agree with Paul. My wife never dresses me with brown and blue.:) I like the smooth transition but you seem to like the upfront approach.
jp

Hi Catherine,
Interesting post. In this instance I actually prefer the image without the jacket…maybe it’s because the tones aren’t as warmed up as the right side image. To my eye the t-shirt stands out just as much since the background around the shoulder is much darker.
Thanks again, I do enjoy reading your posts.
Paul

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