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Jun 03, 2012 00:30 |  #1

I know there is quite a bit of empty space to the right of the image that some are not going to like and I can understand that one. The other complaint I can see is the eyes aren't looking into the camera and her hair is a bit wild. We just had a long walk and a long day but like always had my gear with me so took the chance.


Are those two issues really that bad and are there other issues you would have with this image?



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Jun 03, 2012 00:42 |  #2

this is exactly why I make the parents stand be hind me and get the kids attention. Even my own kids I'll have my wife make faces at them...

Bad no but the skin tones look a little weird too me.


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Jun 03, 2012 00:50 |  #3

Had a bit of a time with trying to fix the skin on this and I'm hoping it's not going to be labled as a shoot and try again. Didn't notice though till you brought it up I didn't quite warm up all her skin tone like I wanted to. she was in shadow on this and so I Tried to warm up her skin tone but looking at it at the tops of the shoulders and chest I think I didn't quite go warm enough. Also didn't notice the spot on her **** that I did warm up to make it more white but missed quite the patch on the rest of her shirt leaving it a little more blue.


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Jun 03, 2012 01:07 |  #4

yellow spot behind her right ear is pretty bright....


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Jun 03, 2012 01:45 |  #5

I might tone the highlights down just a bit with a curves adjustment; but otherwise, I think it's a cute shot. The empty space over there works out pretty well with her looking that direction, IMO.


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Jun 03, 2012 02:38 |  #6

Naah, everything's allright. It's perfectly normal, that the subject does not look at the camera - I can't even imagine, why you worry about this. Also empty space works good. will agree with Snydremark - highlights down :]


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Jun 03, 2012 05:08 |  #7

Keep the empty, it works




  
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Jun 03, 2012 15:33 |  #8

Which highlights are you refering to? Her skin tone or the yellow background highlights, or just overall reduction of highlights?


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Jun 03, 2012 15:45 |  #9

I love that she is not looking right at you!




  
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Jun 03, 2012 17:26 |  #10

rx7speed wrote in post #14525465 (external link)
Which highlights are you refering to? Her skin tone or the yellow background highlights, or just overall reduction of highlights?

Overall reduction; and even then, only a slight bit...just enough to take the edge off of them.


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Jun 03, 2012 21:11 |  #11

fotosbytami wrote in post #14525505 (external link)
I love that she is not looking right at you!

I agree. As far as her eyes and facial expression, I think it's a fantastic shot.


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Jun 04, 2012 16:05 |  #12

She's fine but that background is not the least bit pleasing for me - too many bright high lights.


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Jun 05, 2012 12:48 |  #13

the shot doesn't seem natural ...it looks to processed. her skin is to "perfect" her lips and eyes look like you added color to them...and the shot as a whole look over saturated to me. she also has a pink spot right where her hair parts at her forehead. I'd like to see the original.

It IS a very cute picture!! I do like how she isn't looking at you. A very sweet capture. I think a softer tone would work better....just my opinion.


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Jun 05, 2012 12:59 |  #14

picturepages wrote in post #14534858 (external link)
... It IS a very cute picture!! I do like how she isn't looking at you. A very sweet capture. I think a softer tone would work better....just my opinion.

My thoughts exactly. The processing looks good, but maybe so good that it lost some of the natural qualities the original might have had.


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Jun 05, 2012 13:15 |  #15

As far as the framing goes, I think it's fine. I wouldn't like it if she was looking at you, but since she's looking towards the 'white space' I think it's OK.


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