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SVThuh
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Sep 06, 2013 01:50 |  #1

A couple shots of my little cousin. I love the fact that she has cracker crumbs all over her face. What do you guys think?

Original:

IMAGE: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6129/5931581477_f5203468ec_b.jpg


After adjustments and crop:
IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/9685610296_0ae2d8f8d4_b.jpg

C&C is most appreciated and if anyone wants to take on a quick edit to show me something better, I would welcome that too..

Thanks!



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Sep 06, 2013 03:06 |  #2

what did you do she ended up with blue eyes


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Sep 06, 2013 05:42 |  #3

agree with above poster... blue eyes were the first thing I noticed.. :/....


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Sep 06, 2013 07:43 |  #4

The second is way too oversaturated. She's in the shade in the original. So you have a white balance problem: too cool. By jamming up the saturation, you made it worse. Hence the blue whites of the eyes.


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Sep 06, 2013 09:58 |  #5

The original is pretty good, you just need to practice more on your editing. Here's an edit I did. If you have the RAW file, it would turn out pretty good- you just went way overboard on the editing.

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Sep 06, 2013 11:11 |  #6

She is a doll, great model for practice. The original is definitely under exposed. In playing with it in LR I couldn't get the right combination of WB and exposure to get her eyes correct as I doubt the whites are grey. A little turning of her head/body would help the pose greatly. I would suggest staying away from AWB and stick with a setting appropriate for the light - shade, cloudy, etc. Even more preferable is to shoot a custom WB.

careanne wrote in post #16273039external link
The original is pretty good, you just need to practice more on your editing. Here's an edit I did. If you have the RAW file, it would turn out pretty good- you just went way overboard on the editing.

Your edit is way too bright.


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mark48
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Sep 06, 2013 15:10 |  #7

I actually prefer the original shot much more. Cute girl, by the way.




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Sep 06, 2013 15:15 |  #8

Titus213 wrote in post #16273280external link
Your edit is way too bright - and the OP does not have Image Edit OK turned on.....

OP stated for others to edit in order to demonstrate different PP

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Sep 06, 2013 15:22 |  #9

dasher108 wrote in post #16273987external link
OP stated for others to edit in order to demonstrate different PP

Leon

So he did. My apologies.

But the edit is still too bright.


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Sep 06, 2013 15:24 |  #10

Titus213 wrote in post #16274007external link
But the edit is still too bright.

Yes sir, I agree


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Sep 06, 2013 16:10 |  #11

I would crop it more and clone out the lady bottom left (as you did)...also needs esposure correction (levels) & some local contrast boost...EX:

IMAGE: http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a323/rathgarb/Pix/5931581477_f5203468ec_bppwww_zps9c4b3c5b.jpg



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Sep 06, 2013 18:43 |  #12

Titus213 wrote in post #16274007external link
But the edit is still too bright.

I didn't think it looked bright, but after I read the comments I checked my screen brightness and realized it was turned way down. :o Good thing I haven't recently done any edits for clients. :/




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Sep 06, 2013 23:46 |  #13

Image editing is now turned on. I never thought to turn it on..

I like the feedback and I have messed with it a bit more.. How does this catch your eyes? Im trying to keep the brightness down a bit, which is difficult. If I set the white point to the whites of her eyes, it gets really blown out everywhere else.

IMAGE: http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3771/9691809794_863bdaf0f9_b.jpg

I agree with the white balance comments. I took this photo a couple of years back and never really did anything with it, though I have always liked it, and recently I got the bug to actually do something with it. I may actually print an edit I really like and send it to her mommy. I now shoot with custom white balance profiles or at least some of the presets if need be.



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Sep 06, 2013 23:47 |  #14

Spike44 wrote in post #16274171 (external link)
I would crop it more and clone out the lady bottom left (as you did)...also needs esposure correction (levels) & some local contrast boost...EX:

QUOTED IMAGE

Can you send me the changes you made to this one? That came out quite nice indeed.




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Sep 07, 2013 12:45 |  #15

SVThuh wrote in post #16275191external link
Can you send me the changes you made to this one? That came out quite nice indeed.

Thanks - I will put something together and send in PM...I assume you have Photoshop or elements?




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