thanx paul gerrard for your views, many people have pointed out the same failings, i think in a real shoot i could iron out most of the problems directly without too much photoshop, one of my main issues is to how far i would need to take the element of making the model more pleasing to the eye through photoshop i.e, bags under eyes, softening a nose, removing a double chin, i accept possibly editing freckles and achne if asked, but is it standard procedure to do this, i always beleived a portrait must be a true representation of the model, at what point does it become modern art?
i've posted this image from the same shoot as the started thread, as far as i can see the only editing required is to remove the unwanted stray hair and possibly (the bags under here eyes?) i have a nice smile, i have the catch lights in both eyes, both sides of the face a well lit, i think the crop works well, pose in nothing special but okay, back ground nice and bright as planed, cardigan alittle hot in places.
what else does it need to qualify as a basic £10 per 8x10 print child studio portrait?
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