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Aug 07, 2007 22:32 |  #1

Shot with one AB1600 using 36" umbrella, bounced.
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Aug 07, 2007 22:37 |  #2

i like this shot very much
i do however think that it could use a bit of contrast and some sharpening


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Aug 07, 2007 22:51 as a reply to  @ Stavhp's post |  #3

yeah, sharpening is a real weakness for me. I haven't quite figured out how to get the results I want yet.

I made some attempts a increasing the contrast, but blowing out of the whites was a real problem.

Thanks for the input!


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Aug 07, 2007 22:51 |  #4

Stavhp wrote in post #3688236 (external link)
i like this shot very much
i do however think that it could use a bit of contrast and some sharpening

Yep, a bit of levels cleans this right up.

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Aug 07, 2007 23:09 |  #5

Hey Ron, I got a really cool book from Amazon for less than $20 written by Mark Galer for Elements 5.0. He claims it'll do anything CS3 will do, albeit without the shortcuts. It's titled Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 "Maximum Performance" and is pretty easy to read, complete with a DVD with pictures for sample work that leads you through. I'm in the process of doing it as a lesson, already learned some neat tricks with levels and curves, as well as a cool way to use unsharp mask for sharpening. You just might want to look into it, very good info.

I like the pic, something about the angle bothers me though, might want to address that in camera corrections by tilting it back to change the viewing angle, other than that I think it's really nice. Nice family too, give em lots of hugs! ;)

Happy shooting!


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Aug 07, 2007 23:41 |  #6

wannabegood wrote in post #3688400 (external link)
Hey Ron, I got a really cool book from Amazon for less than $20 written by Mark Galer for Elements 5.0. He claims it'll do anything CS3 will do, albeit without the shortcuts. It's titled Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0 "Maximum Performance" and is pretty easy to read, complete with a DVD with pictures for sample work that leads you through. I'm in the process of doing it as a lesson, already learned some neat tricks with levels and curves, as well as a cool way to use unsharp mask for sharpening. You just might want to look into it, very good info.

I like the pic, something about the angle bothers me though, might want to address that in camera corrections by tilting it back to change the viewing angle, other than that I think it's really nice. Nice family too, give em lots of hugs! ;)

Happy shooting!

Thanks for the suggestion! I will definitely look into it.


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Aug 08, 2007 03:23 |  #7

Ron the colours seem off to me and the photo looks dark and lacks pop...The background is Very distracting and I think there is a lot of improvement needed on this shot.

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Aug 08, 2007 12:46 |  #8

Nice framing job. Maybe a little fill light in the background to lighten things up, and do what you can to get rid of that very dark shadow behind the groom.




  
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