Jamie Federick  

STREET ARTIST by Jamie Federick

October 2020 - STREET ARTIST

October 2020 - Jamie Federick


About the Image(s)

I took this photo at a street fair in Eureka Springs, AR in 2009. As I was looking back at old photos, I decided to do a bit of post editing on this one. It was taken with my first Canon EOS Rebel (Txi). I used f-11, 1/320 sec., ISO 400, 42mm. What appealed to me was how intent the artist was in his work. I particularly liked his red hat. I did post processing in Lightroom. I did a bit of cropping, took out the Chromatic Aberration, and brightened. Then I did some enhancements in Nik using Vineza 2. I lightened the artist's face and hat using that tool.

15 comments posted

Beverly Caine   Beverly Caine
I like this image; however I would suggest only one minor improvement. I found the sign over his head a bit too bright and was attracting my attention up there and away from the main image so I opened it in photoshop, selected it and reduced the exposure by a bit to reduce its attraction.   Posted: 10/01/2020 11:25:55
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Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Beverly...I do like that change. I actually may have lighted it a bit previously. Like your input!   Posted: 10/01/2020 12:24:50

Mary Walsh   Mary Walsh
Jamie, I love the image. I felt as though I would like to walk into the scene, because it looks inviting. I really like the colors in this image and also the wall that leads your eye to the photographer. On the website, I see two versions of the image, one smaller labeled as the original and a second version that seems to be cropped just above the words, "bath junkie". I think the cropped one looks better because, as Beverly pointed out, the wood at the top was a little distracting.   Posted: 10/01/2020 16:42:25
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you Mary!   Posted: 10/01/2020 18:01:49

Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I wish I could find such a good image for our street photography topic in camera club next month. You were right in cropping off the top and I think your post processing worked quite well. I may have tried to make it slightly darker but it probably would not have been better.   Posted: 10/05/2020 18:40:44
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you Margaret!   Posted: 10/06/2020 10:59:28

Lloyd Delaney   Lloyd Delaney
I really like the composition with the paintings leading to the painter as well as the sharpness and the contrast of the vibrant colors in the paintings and the more subdued tones of the rest of the scene.   Posted: 10/06/2020 10:55:56
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you Lloyd!
  Posted: 10/06/2020 10:58:59

Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I just worked on my photo and got rid of the round sign and cropped some more off top. Which is more pleasing????   Posted: 10/06/2020 11:10:00
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Margaret Sprott   Margaret Sprott
I think this is a little better. It puts the guy in a slightly better place.   Posted: 10/06/2020 11:20:37
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Great...thanks!   Posted: 10/06/2020 12:11:35

Shirley Pohlman   Shirley Pohlman
(Group 2)
Very nice for street photography, Jamie. I definitely liked your cropped version since it puts the attention more on the artist. You need to use this one in NP.   Posted: 10/09/2020 14:16:19
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
I had thought I would do that.   Posted: 10/09/2020 16:35:14

Emily Kawasaki   Emily Kawasaki
Jamie, the diversity of the painter's works on display definitely brings even more color and brightness to an already interesting subject - the painter in action. I would be curious to hear the painter's story about his work and inspirations. I agree that cropping the building out a bit helps to focus on the painter and paintings on display. Great shot!   Posted: 10/16/2020 13:21:16
Jamie Federick   Jamie Federick
Thank you for your comments Emily!   Posted: 10/16/2020 15:50:28


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