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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #1
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Default A few shots of my nutty wife...

...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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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #2
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You have a very beautiful wife!
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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #3
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Default Re: A few shots of my nutty wife...

Wow, you're wife's pretty.

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.
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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #4
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Default Re: A few shots of my nutty wife...

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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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #5
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By the way, she's a beautiful lady!

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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #6
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Default Re: A few shots of my nutty wife...

#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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she has such a great smile!
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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #8
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Default Re: A few shots of my nutty wife...

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...



Here's where I can definitely see that there's just too much shadow falling on her face...



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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #9
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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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Yup, she is gorgeous, she has a great smile. You're pretty lucky.

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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Got a downlaod link for the originals?
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No. How do I do that?
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Old 27th of May 2006 (Sat)   #13
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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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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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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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