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The Happy Chefs

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:29 pm
by minniev
These guys were the cooks at an old restaurant that Hemingway used to favor, and where mojitos were born. They had slipped out on break after the lunch rush, and were pleased to get their photos taken. All feedback appreciated, you know I'm not a people photographer. Edits welcome.

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:47 pm
by PietFrancke
I like the framing and the rough/beat up environment. Some thoughts - consider toning down the red shirt a little, the front guy looks washed out from being in the brighter light (perhaps give him a touch more saturation). Consider changing his whitish clothes (a chance for color play, but I am at a loss for which color). As always, might be all wet here, but giving my first impressions as they hit me - not critique so much as first impressions.

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm
by Psjunkie
You have captured a great image here minniev, gotta love everything about it..looks to me like you're a great people photographer...since you asked for edits I decided to give you one of my perceptions of this one, doesn't make it any better just different...

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:24 pm
by davechinn
minniev wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:29 pm
These guys were the cooks at an old restaurant that Hemingway used to favor, and where mojitos were born. They had slipped out on break after the lunch rush, and were pleased to get their photos taken. All feedback appreciated, you know I'm not a people photographer. Edits welcome.
Love this image Minnie !!! A couple of happy boys there. Expression makes or breaks a photo and for you to say you're not a people photographer is a debate you may lose. We all have seen the evidence to prove it. This image is a good candidate for to grunge up some, so I thought I would throw in a B&W version.
Dave

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:08 pm
by minniev
PietFrancke wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 2:47 pm
I like the framing and the rough/beat up environment. Some thoughts - consider toning down the red shirt a little, the front guy looks washed out from being in the brighter light (perhaps give him a touch more saturation). Consider changing his whitish clothes (a chance for color play, but I am at a loss for which color). As always, might be all wet here, but giving my first impressions as they hit me - not critique so much as first impressions.
Thanks Piet, and I agree with you on the reds needing control and the front guy needing a bit more vibrancy. I dunno about changing color, but it sounds like a good skill to learn, something I’ve not done much of and when I succeeded, had no idea how I did it.

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:08 pm
by minniev
Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm
You have captured a great image here minniev, gotta love everything about it..looks to me like you're a great people photographer...since you asked for edits I decided to give you one of my perceptions of this one, doesn't make it any better just different...
Looks like you addressed the correction fundamentals that Piet pointed out. Thanks!

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:10 pm
by minniev
davechinn wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 6:24 pm
minniev wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:29 pm
These guys were the cooks at an old restaurant that Hemingway used to favor, and where mojitos were born. They had slipped out on break after the lunch rush, and were pleased to get their photos taken. All feedback appreciated, you know I'm not a people photographer. Edits welcome.
Love this image Minnie !!! A couple of happy boys there. Expression makes or breaks a photo and for you to say you're not a people photographer is a debate you may lose. We all have seen the evidence to prove it. This image is a good candidate for to grunge up some, so I thought I would throw in a B&W version.
Dave
There’s always room for a good Chinn grunge version.

I found that the Cuban people, in general (except for the Flower Ladies who insist on being paid first) like having their pictures made.

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:30 pm
by Psjunkie
minniev wrote:
Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:08 pm
Looks like you addressed the correction fundamentals that Piet pointed out. Thanks!
it appears Piet and I were on the same page as I was editing the image while he was posting comment......kinda scary to think my thoughts are similar to Piet's...Bahahaha!!

Re: The Happy Chefs

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2020 6:16 am
by St3v3Murray
Psjunkie wrote:
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 pm
You have captured a great image here minniev, gotta love everything about it..looks to me like you're a great people photographer...since you asked for edits I decided to give you one of my perceptions of this one, doesn't make it any better just different...
Now that's Cuba! S-