76. Meeting The Crowd Head On

by Jarvo J March. 17, 2010 5360 views

I'm not generally very good at candid shots, but I've discovered this little trick. If you take them in front of a famous building, people assume you are photographing the architecture.

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To my Photoblog friends, please may I ask a question. I'd like to know for all my posts not just this one, what is the colouring like on my photos. I ask because all my pictures are processed on a little laptop with an old lcd screen. I get the pictures to the look as good as possible to my eye on my screen. But I have noticed that when I look at the same images on a supposedly better quality monitor at work, some of them seem to look better, whilst others appear oversaturated. I'd be interested to know if you'd noticed my pictures looking like this?

Thanks
JJ

Mary Poppins on the wobbly bridge.

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Brian 11 years, 1 month ago

I've done the same thing taking secret shots of people. These are very cool

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ole Kristian Valle 11 years, 1 month ago

That place is amazing, a lot of people, and a lot of possibilities to get great candids. I was there a few years back, and got some great shots.

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Milton Jacob 11 years, 1 month ago

smart. thanks for the 'trick'!
then, in our laptop screen, the colours look perfect!
(i too have noticed that my fotos that look good in my laptop screen turn to 'over coloured' in a desk top screen!)

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Lis 11 years, 1 month ago

this set looks amazing. Photographing people is cool especially if they are unaware. As for your color.. it looks normal. :)

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 1 month ago

Wow....they are all fantastic...what amazing composition!!! The color in your photos always looks great to me!!

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Miclaud 11 years, 1 month ago

Thanks for the lesson ;))))

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Eiram Marie 11 years, 1 month ago

great set:))
I use the same method :)

and the colours are beautiful!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Ricardo 11 years, 1 month ago

3# - the guy with sunglasses made me remember a character from Skins!
LOL

Neat! I think the colors are good, there is nothing bad on them :)

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Manuele 11 years, 1 month ago

Veramente una bella serie di foto da te solo il meglio

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Juan Bautista 11 years, 1 month ago

fantasticas fotos!!!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Helen Hooker 11 years, 1 month ago

Great set of candids - I'll have to try that method myself! Your colours always look good to me. I went through the same problem as my laptop and desktop didn't match but once I'd calibrated them the problem disappeared.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Nikoleta Mladenova 11 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting!!!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jennye 11 years, 1 month ago

Fantastic set Jon! I have never noticed anything wrong with the color.......always great!!

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Gwena 11 years, 1 month ago

nice constrast

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Paul 11 years, 1 month ago

These pictures are fantastic......and the the colour looks fine here in Suffolk....carry on as you are!!

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Sandra Vermeulen 11 years, 1 month ago

Thank for the tip, Stéfan. ;o))

Your photos are always very strong and qualitatively. So, no, I noticed nothing strange in your pictures.
;o)

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Stefan Fletcher 11 years, 1 month ago

Now, if only you'd made the caption in No. 1 apply to No. 2, I would have found that amazing (but you'd probably get into trouble).

Re colour cast. If you're a member of a photo club, someone probably has a spyder. You only have to do it once. None of your images has struck me as particularly "off", however. Mary Poppins in No. 1 is hold a lilac thing, whilst the bus has a distinctly orange cast, but that's the colour of light and your sensor, not your monitor. The monitor at work has a specific colour cast that differs from your LCD screen at home.

There is a low-tech way of finding out. Print a colour swatch card (or buy one in a camera store). Photograph it (make sure your camera's colour space is Adobe RGB, not sRGB). Then place the real card next to the image displayed on both monitors and see the difference.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Jet28 11 years, 1 month ago

Great set! I've just learned that trick too :-) Your shots alwasy look natural to me :-)

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Thebronzebow 11 years, 1 month ago

Very cool place to take pics too... it's hard in some places to figure ot where one pic ends and another starts. Your color has always looked great to me. There have been several recently with a warm cast to them but assumed that was intentional.

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Susan Jane 11 years, 1 month ago

These are awesome! especially #2. ur color looks great.

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Larry Nelson 11 years, 1 month ago

Interesting approach - I like it!
As to the color (or colour), I view your photos on my laptop sometimes, and on my larger monitor for my tower computer, and I think they are all excellent. I haven't noticed any noticable difference in either of the monitors, but your eye may be more discriminating than mine.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Mariez 11 years, 1 month ago

Ah, ah, that's very good!

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Michael Sakowicz 11 years, 1 month ago

I would have been very 'scared' to take these. I'm not really typically a shy person, but I always think people don't like to be photographed for whatever reason. Nice set.

11 years, 1 month ago Edited
Darlene Foster 11 years, 1 month ago

Very interesting, very tricky!

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