Xiao Cai  

 Young Man Relaxing on Street in New York City by Xiao Cai

January 2022 - Young Man Relaxing on Street in New York City

January 2022 - Xiao Cai


January 2022 - Xiao Cai

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About the Image(s)

This photo was shot in 2019. I like the model’s pose, very natural. The model’s shoes and socks are very attractive, with fashion favor. I redid the post-work and fixed some problems on the bottom of one of the shoes. There are two versions, a little different on the color tunes. What do you think? Welcome any comments and suggestions.

Camera: Nikon D850, Lens 85mm f/1.4 Exposure: 1/250 Sec at f/5.6 ISO 800

9 comments posted

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Xiao, another image showing off your skills posing the models, works well as a fashion shoot showing off the clothes the shoes and the socks. The environment is well handled with lovely textures in the blockwork of the building. A few suggestions, the model's face (on my screen) seem to have an unnatural orange tint, this may have been picked up when you were editing the stonework. The reflection of the truck in the window is also a little bit distracting I believe the image would be improved if you were to clone this out. Another lovely fashion shoot image well caught and processed. All the best for the New Year hope it provides you with plenty of photographic opportunities.   Posted: 01/03/2022 00:35:02
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Tom, Thank you for your comment! Then orange tint on the model's face is later added. I like the warm color tone. The original editing didn't have this orange tint. Do think the original editing (original 2) looks better? Thanks again!   Posted: 01/03/2022 08:39:50
Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Xiao, for my eye the face on edit 2 looks a lot more natural. I like what you have done with the full edits process from edit 1 to the final   Posted: 01/03/2022 14:54:10
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Tom, I bought the software "Lumiar AL". I played one filter "Backlit Clouds", which emphasized the "orange" color tune.   Posted: 01/03/2022 15:34:53

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Xiao,
Happy New Year. Another nice model shoot. You composition works well. I agree with Tom that the model's face in Original 2 looks more natural.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 01/04/2022 10:58:41

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Xiao - I like the natural, relaxed look of your model and the treatment of the stone on the building. As mentioned, the reflection of the truck and the model's skin tone needs some attention. Otherwise, the image is nicely composed and my focus goes directly to those socks/shoes after first noticing the model's face which I believe is what you want. Whatever you did with the shoe, is well done and I can't tell what care it might have needed.

Wishing you the best in all-things photography for the new year!

  Posted: 01/05/2022 00:14:29

Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Hi Xiao,

I like the strength of this model's pose - it creates a sense of expectancy that something is about to happen and he is ready for it.

I agree with the others - his skin tone is just too orange and the texture is too smooth for a male. Actually, I like the original better, I think.

Thanks for sharing.
Karen   Posted: 01/10/2022 17:14:01

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
This is a very natural pose and shows off the model's outfit nicely. I love the textures of the building and the leading lines of the stone work bring the eye to the model. My choice would be Original 2, where the colors are a little more muted and calm. The reflection of the vehicle in the window takes attention away from the model and, if it were mine, I would definitely darken it or clone it out, especially the splash of pink. All in all, I think this is a successful image and I can see it in a glossy magazine advertisement. Ingrid   Posted: 01/16/2022 22:07:36

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
  Posted: 01/16/2022 22:07:41


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