Xiao Cai  

Young Black Woman Street Fashion in New York City by Xiao Cai

June 2022 - Young Black Woman Street Fashion in New York City

June 2022 - Xiao Cai


About the Image(s)

This photo was shot in 2015. I like this environment, a very dramatic look, and also the model did a fantastic job. Recently I re-edited this image, mainly focusing on the color tone and retouching the background. I attached the original photos. What do you think? Welcome any comments and suggestions! Thanks!

Camera: Nikon D800, Lens 85 mm f/1.4 Exposure: 1/250 Sec at f/5.6 ISO 800

12 comments posted

Gregory Waldron   Gregory Waldron
Hi Xiao,
This is one of your best submissions. Your post edits work well. I think the arch frames the model well, and I also feel like the model is walking toward the viewer. A very nicely composed image.
Best regards,
Greg   Posted: 06/05/2022 14:30:09
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Greg,

Thank you for your comments!
  Posted: 06/17/2022 17:29:47

Tom Brassil   Tom Brassil
Hi Xiao, lovely image with the editing working extremely well.

The framing of the model works well with the highlight background accentuating the model's face and hair extremely well. Your colour palette works well with the handbag tone matching the shadow toning. The models pose definitely portrays her walking toward you and I'm not and I don't mind the fact that she is not looking straight at the camera I think this gives it more a sense of a natural feel.

My only suggestion would be the handbag blue is just a bit too vibrant for my liking, perhaps toning that down would give a bit better balance to the image.

Overall a love image a lovely image well executed congratulations.   Posted: 06/12/2022 03:01:34
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Tom,

Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 06/17/2022 17:32:35

Ingrid Lockhart   Ingrid Lockhart
Hi Xiao. I agree that this is one of your best submissions. The background complements and frames the model VERY effectively. I think you have done a great job on the lighting of the model, and I also love that she appears to be walking towards the viewer. I agree that the blue handbag is a tad too vibrant, but that is a minor point.   Posted: 06/12/2022 14:03:17
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Ingrid,

Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 06/17/2022 17:33:07

Karen Davis   Karen Davis
Hello Xiao,

I'll make it unanimous - one of your very best submissions! The setting, her pose and the lighting effects are wonderful. Just tone down that blue bag a bit and this one is a winner!

Karen   Posted: 06/12/2022 14:07:12
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Karen,

Thank you for your comments!   Posted: 06/17/2022 17:33:53

Darcy Johnson   Darcy Johnson
Hi Xiao - What a compelling image. As others mention, the background architecture and lighting creates impact in how it frames the model as the focal point. There is a triangle created by that bright blue bag, the watch face and the model's eyes that also keeps me drawn in and further strengthens the model as the focal point as well. Would that be true if the bright blue of the handbag was diminished? Maybe/maybe not. Your flair for cleaning up/straightening the background is well done too. One of your best efforts - well done!   Posted: 06/13/2022 23:48:58
Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Darcy,

Thank you for your comments! I tried to desaturate the blue bag, looks not so good.   Posted: 06/17/2022 17:37:36

Syed Shakhawat Kamal   Syed Shakhawat Kamal
Hi Xiao,
Greetings my friend. I tried to use the Gradient Tool to adjust the color of the bag with her primary outfit colors.
Take a look.
Kamal.   Posted: 06/28/2022 05:17:32
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Xiao Cai   Xiao Cai
Hi Kamal,

Thank you!   Posted: 06/28/2022 10:44:36


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