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Aug 05, 2011 15:47 |  #1

Here are a couple shots of Jenna from our shoot yesterday. C&C welcome. Always looking to learn and improve.


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Aug 05, 2011 17:03 |  #2

Like the first one. 2nd is too closeup and lighting position is not good.


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Aug 05, 2011 17:26 |  #3

Is image editing ok? I think it could benefit from some retouching. First one is nice, but I would have preferred a reflector or flash on her to brink the exposure of the background down a bit. Nice work though, just needs a tiny bit of honing imho.




  
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Aug 05, 2011 17:48 |  #4

Yes, image editing ok. I will need to find the setting. Bobby, could you elaborate on the light position. What about it makes it bad, and what can I do differently next time?




  
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Aug 05, 2011 17:54 |  #5

I like them both. I especially like #1. I think the lens flare compliments this photo and adds to the dreamy look.




  
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Aug 05, 2011 19:51 |  #6

2 needs edited, looks like she got a beard and mustache.




  
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Aug 05, 2011 22:22 as a reply to  @ Daship's post |  #7

I think the second one would have benefited from the light being higher. The shadow from her nose goes almost straight across her face which tends to make her nose look bigger than it is. A good way to evaluate the light elevation is to look at how the shadow line from her nose runs on her cheek. If it tends to follow the crease from her cheek toward the corner of her mouth you are in the right area. You can search for rembrandt lighting to get a better explanation.

I also agree that some additional editing would go a long way. Since you have image editing OK enabled, here is a quick attempt. What I did was use the clone stamp tool set to lighten at 20% opacity and worked on the area under her eyes. I'm not a big fan of totally eliminating the lower eye lid lines but since they were mostly gone already, just tried to smooth out the tones.

I also did some quick blemish removal, worked on her lips, lightened the veins in her eye and slightly adjusted her right (our left) lower eye lid so her eye did not seem so wide open. I also used some very light burning to add a bit of accent to her left (our right) cheek area.

This is far from perfect but hopefully it will give you some ideas.


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Aug 07, 2011 06:50 |  #8

Big K - Thanks for your detailed explanation and tips - very helpful! Approximately how long did it take you to make these changes?




  
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Aug 07, 2011 10:11 |  #9

Buchinger wrote in post #12890907 (external link)
Big K - Thanks for your detailed explanation and tips - very helpful! Approximately how long did it take you to make these changes?

Maybe 5 minutes. It was a quick edit to show some ideas. You can get by going quickly on a small image but it would take a bit longer on the full size image to get the details looking good.


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