KidCr3nshaw wrote in post #13580204
I know some of the best shots I've gotten have come "in between" shots, if you know what I mean.* If possible, a few drinks are always good relaxers and invite stories which tend to generate laughter.
My girlfriend is hawt, but when she tries to smile it just looks so flat.* If I can get her "in between poses" with a smile or laugh the pictures never fail to look incredible, or I should say she never fails to look incredible.
Gotta love this forum, man.
I know exactly what you mean. A few drinks in me would probably help me to relax a bit too
Whenever I try to pose my wife, the shots never work. If I'm quick enough to catch her in-between poses while she's waiting for me to finish messing with my gear, that's when I can usually get one.
Have not but I'm liking the b&w examples above. I'm going to give that a try.
CanonGrl01 wrote in post #13580449
Aw crap, I read Halloween instead of thanksgiving sorry, wasn't trying to offend either
No offense taken. This is typically how she dresses. She got involved in the wrong crowd awhile back. She's finally moved on and is working on getting her life on track. We all keep suggesting for her to ditch the Goth getup.
PHughes wrote in post #13580538
I agree on the expression, but you probably captured her as she is so in that sense it is a good portrait. I would actually go black and white on this myself. I did two edits quickly, one in simple black and white and one with a slight warming filter. I also softened some of the complexion issues you mentioned. I don't like to see all the complexion "issues" taken away in a photograph because a person is who they are. Lighting though accentuates it at times so a little softening of that effect is okay by me. I made a layer and then blurred the background a bit using a gaussian blur, I then erased the top layer with a brush at about 43 percent opacity. I just hit a few areas with a small diameter brush, 5 pixels.
With warming filter, I believe it was an 81
I'm not a fan of her expression but I do love what you did with the b&w conversions. I'm going play around with your suggestions and see what I come up with. Thank you!
Dusty wrote in post #13580665
I thought I'd give it a go too.
Just wished she smiled a bit in the original.
A little softening using masks and enhancing the levels and this is what I came up with.
JTant wrote in post #13581137
DId some quick cloning and some curve masks-
Thank you everyone for all the suggestions. It's very much appreciated. I'll be using everyone's input to create several versions of this shot and see what variations I come up with in Photoshop.