I was contacted recently by a new client to reshoot images of a project she had shot by another photographer. I hadn't seen any of the photos the other photographer shot until today. I'd like to compare the two photos.
Be sure to click on the images below to enlarge them and see the detail.
There are many differences, amongst them:
White Balance. I'm not sure what the other person used, but I create the correct white balance by shooting a target that helps me determine the white balance and record this setting in my camera. It also helps me determine the correct exposure which relates to white balance.
Composition. Since the art on the wall was the center of interest in this image (the client specified those pieces), I used a wide angle tilt/shift lens and swung more to the right so I could get more detail on the front of the art on the left and less of the edges. The tilt/shift lens also enabled me to adjust the perspective so, not only was the wall on the left straight but, the back wall and wall framed on the right were straight. You can easily see the how wide angle lens curvature distorted the angles in the first image.
Exposure. The other photographer apparently shot one image, at one exposure. As a result, the right side of the scene and the floor are grossly under exposed. My image is a High Dynamic Range photo, composed of 5 different images taken at different exposure values so that the entire image appears to be balanced and detail is visible throughout.
Sharpness. The image I produced is significantly sharper because of the equipment I use and the post processing techniques I apply to every final image.
Details. I routinely either crop out or clone out (erase) distracting elements. In this case, I cropped out most of the exit sign and cloned out a small edge that appeared in the frame of the photography. The other photographer's photo seems to showcase this sign.
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