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May 27, 2006 17:10 |  #1

...and since I'm by no means a post-processing guru, was just wondering what would you do to improve these images. Do you think a fill flash would've made a huge difference in some of these? How about removing the smudge on the reflective surface in the first pic? Removing the tan lines. I know the last one could use some sharpening. BTW, I intentionally put myself in the reflection...

BTW, all shots are straight RAW to jpeg conversion. No PP.

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May 27, 2006 17:18 |  #2

You have a very beautiful wife!


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May 27, 2006 17:23 |  #3

Wow, you're wife's pretty. :D

Back on topic, I'm still new to this so I'll try to give advice on what I've learned/seen so far. For #s 1 and 2, (especially shadows in #2) a fill flash should be able to help improve the image. #3 looks well lit. I like it the most out of all three.

Not really a post processing guru myself, so I can't really provide much advice, except the usual adding of contrast, saturation, and USM.

Good job btw. :D


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May 27, 2006 17:26 as a reply to SonicYan's post |  #4

I'm not all that good yet at PS, but here's a quick workup on a couple of things for photo#2

The smudge is easily fixed. Blended her tan lines, and lightened her face a little.

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May 27, 2006 17:27 |  #5

By the way, she's a beautiful lady!

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May 27, 2006 17:40 |  #6

#3 is a great shot (and she is very pretty!) in #1 i wish there were more light on her face




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May 27, 2006 17:41 |  #7

she has such a great smile!


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May 27, 2006 18:00 |  #8

Thanks for the comments. My wife appreciates it (maybe not me calling her nutty though). So I should definitely consider using a flash in the future when doing portraits, esp. in the first two shots. Got it. Thanks.

Here's a couple more...

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Here's where I can definitely see that there's just too much shadow falling on her face...
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May 27, 2006 18:21 as a reply to Lord_Malone's post |  #9

IMHO she would make a faboulous glamor model. Lovely eyes and an amazing smile. She seems to enjoy the camera.

Lets see what you can do with 85mm.

Do you have studio lights and a black back ground (sheets will do)?


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May 27, 2006 18:25 as a reply to Lord_Malone's post |  #10

Yup, she is gorgeous, she has a great smile. You're pretty lucky. :D

How bout trying to play with the levels/curves to bring out some of her face from the shadows? Just a suggestion, not sure if it'll work.


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May 27, 2006 18:49 |  #11

Got a downlaod link for the originals?


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May 27, 2006 18:51 as a reply to cosworth's post |  #12

cosworth wrote:
Got a downlaod link for the originals?

No. How do I do that?


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May 27, 2006 18:56 |  #13

Your ISP usually provides you with some "webspace" where you can upload shots to. I see you use imageshack and I assume they don't like 5 meg files being downloaded.

Email #1 or #3 to me and I'll have a go at it. I like trying other's shots. It removes my hand in the capture and makes me take a conservative approach. I learn a lot this way.


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May 27, 2006 19:04 as a reply to cosworth's post |  #14

cosworth wrote:
Your ISP usually provides you with some "webspace" where you can upload shots to. I see you use imageshack and I assume they don't like 5 meg files being downloaded.

Email #1 or #3 to me and I'll have a go at it. I like trying other's shots. It removes my hand in the capture and makes me take a conservative approach. I learn a lot this way.


Cool. PM me your e-mail address.


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May 27, 2006 19:11 |  #15

This lady is outragously beautiful! What a smile. You have a wonderful model to work with. Take full advantage of that oppurtunity! I look forward to your future work.

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