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Sep 26, 2012 22:56 |  #1

I posted some of these in the Critique Corner, but I figured I'd put some in this forum too. The setting wasn't optimal it was super low budget. The ceremony was in the the bride's mom's front yard. I did it as a favor for my sister very last minute and the pay was negligible, but I figure the experience was a good trade off. Anyway what do you all think C&C welcome. I have more from the wedding in my flickr photostream if you are interested. Thanks all!


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Sep 26, 2012 23:16 |  #2

Here's my take:

1. I would much rather see her getting her makeup applied than looking at the camera like this. It's also not such a flattering photo of her with bags under her eyes and the freckles over her shoulder. Looks like it has a slight color cast to the photo as well.

2. Lighting looks harsh. The groom's face looks underexposed. The foreground element is a distraction as is the wooden framing on the right. The clutter in the background isn't helping either.

3. I think this is a nice photo. I would have shot this more straight on so that the rest of his face is more in focus. Skin tones are off. This might look good in B&W.

4. Lighting looks harsh. Not a flattering position for her with the view her nostril. Framing feels too tight. Distracing background elements.

5. They look a little underexposed. Watch cutting off their hands. Color balance looks slightly off. Otherwise, a decent photo.

6. Lighting looks flat and it looks a little underexposed but a decent detail shot of the cake.

7. I think this is a good photo. I would crop out her thumb. Color temp looks off on thie as well and it looks lightly undeexposed.

8. Funny moment captured. I like it. Might be slightly underexposed.




  
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Sep 27, 2012 08:08 |  #3

i like 2,4 and 8 best




  
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Sep 27, 2012 09:30 |  #4

I would suggest dropping the clarity in post and increasing the brightness a tad. Do some skin smoothing as well. I can't talk about the tone because my monitor here is not color corrected.


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Sep 27, 2012 17:57 |  #5

nicksan wrote in post #15048184 (external link)
Here's my take:

1. I would much rather see her getting her makeup applied than looking at the camera like this. It's also not such a flattering photo of her with bags under her eyes and the freckles over her shoulder. Looks like it has a slight color cast to the photo as well.

Thanks for the feedback I'm working on some adjustments. How does this one look now?

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Sep 27, 2012 18:21 |  #6

nicksan wrote in post #15048184 (external link)
Here's my take:

1. I would much rather see her getting her makeup applied than looking at the camera like this. It's also not such a flattering photo of her with bags under her eyes and the freckles over her shoulder. Looks like it has a slight color cast to the photo as well.

While I agree with most of what you said.. since when are freckles unattractive? You could offend a lot of people with that statement. Undereye circles, yeah.. freckles.. they're cool.


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Sep 27, 2012 19:33 |  #7

they look a little too warm to me


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Sep 27, 2012 20:19 |  #8

Pixil Studio wrote in post #15051769 (external link)
they look a little too warm to me

hmm i did just get a new computer maybe the resolution is a bit off looking at them on my phone they do appear to be a bit warm.




  
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Sep 27, 2012 20:23 |  #9

TyDawsonPhoto wrote in post #15051436 (external link)
Thanks for the feedback I'm working on some adjustments. How does this one look now?

Much prefer the first one.


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Sep 28, 2012 13:41 |  #10

Second version of that shot is worse, I think. I would never remove freckles unless specifically requested to do so by the client. Even in that case, I would entirely remove, but rather reduce their impact (remove freckles on second layer, reduce opacity of that layer to taste). Freckles are definitely not per se unnattractive. I like them.

Also, the skin is just overly smoothed. In general, smooth skin on a layer above the original and reduce opacity leaving some of the original in place.



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Sep 28, 2012 17:44 |  #11

Christopher Steven b wrote in post #15054691 (external link)
Second version of that shot is worse, I think. I would never remove freckles unless specifically requested to do so by the client. Even in that case, I would entirely remove, but rather reduce their impact (remove freckles on second layer, reduce opacity of that layer to taste). Freckles are definitely not per se unnattractive. I like them.

Also, the skin is just overly smoothed. In general, smooth skin on a layer above the original and reduce opacity leaving some of the original in place.

you're right I like the freckles how does this version look?

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Sep 28, 2012 21:17 |  #12

auroraskye wrote in post #15051518 (external link)
While I agree with most of what you said.. since when are freckles unattractive? You could offend a lot of people with that statement. Undereye circles, yeah.. freckles.. they're cool.

Don't take things personally.
It looks like freckles accentuated by sun burn.
That's the first thing I noticed.
I like the edit better. It puts focus back to where it should be.
If folks are so touchy about this, then I would just lessen the impact on it and not completely remove it.




  
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Sep 28, 2012 21:25 as a reply to  @ nicksan's post |  #13

Here's a quick edit.

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