Nice photo, but maybe not the best retouching choices. Maybe better wihout colour retouch, and maybe you should have used the chance to triple the results. A photo of the wall, a general portrait of the young man in urban environment and a closer and vertical one, focusing on his human and natural expression.
Dear Jen :) The idea is good and photo is nice, but subject is quite confusing, due to retouching and highlighting of those colors. It distracts the attention from the main subject, that should be the young man. You could have done another photo of the wall, that looks interesting, and then focus on the portraits, maybe.
As I said before, you should have chosen a main point of attention, or either take 2 different photographs. One of the graffitti and the wall, that looks quite interesting, and a closer portrait of the young man, maybe even in vertical format, as his face and expression can be the only motif of the photo. Or even 3, and triple the results. Wall, general portrait with background and closer one.
Use of camera,
Camera is well used. Be careful with the exposition and whites. As you may see, lot of detail is lost in the young man''s clothes.
As I said, I would have avoided retouching. Try only B&W or color, so main subject is respected. Lighting is nice, but be careful with the whites and shadows in clothes.
Seems to be well focused.
How to improve your photo
Decide a main subject and target. Use the chance to make as much as possible, if you want to.
Decide if you want to show person in an environment or just the face and expression, as a message.
Keep on the good work Jen!! ;)
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