For Critique Asking for input

retow

All-Pro
Jul 24, 2010
123
Asking for input. What do you think of these two in terms of files/camera and lens performance? Any guesses what type of camera was used?
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
retow, my reactions are that your second has much more punch - depth of color, richness and the lighting is much better and hence, to me, the picture has more power. As for guessing about cameras or lenses - I wouldn't have a clue! Your first photo has a more pensive quality but to my eyes, on my computer monitor, it seems a bit washed out. Though the second is more of a snapshot and is pretty humorous - it "looks" better to me...whereas your first seems a more thoughtful portrait, but seems to need a little "tweaking" - all is just my opinion. Not sure if this is what you were after or not, retow.
 

christilou

Legend
Jul 13, 2010
164
Sunny Frimley
Like BB, I prefer the second. It's much more contrasty and the light is nicer. The first looks quite pale and the background is a bit distracting for a portrait. Couldn't even begin to guess which camera/s these came from however! I also think that the pics are posted a bit too small to be able to judge lens performance. I really like the second. It's a good catch so you must have used a fast shutter speed :biggrin: Probably need input from people more knowledgable than me.
 

BBW

Administrator Emeritus
Jul 7, 2010
123
betwixt and between
BB
retow, I've moved your post and the comments into the Photo Critique forum, rather than having them stay in the "Words/No Words: color portraits or photographs of people" thread because eventually someone would have come along and added another picture and your photos and questions would have gotten lost. The Words/No Words threads are a better for posting images and if one get's feedback that's great but it's difficult to have any sort of real ongoing discussion due to their nature.

Back to your photographs!:thumbup:
 

retow

All-Pro
Jul 24, 2010
123
Thanks for your input, and yes it is a small sensor camera. The sun was out when I shot the second one, whereas the light was dull and greyish with low contrasts for the first one. Flash was used for both. I think the tiny Pentax Q did a decent job in both by reproducing what my eyes were seing.
 

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