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Overly-edited Child portrait - thoughts?

 
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Nov 26, 2012 06:19 |  #1

Hi all,

I was playing around in photoshop for a little too long (was a tad bored). Ended up coming up with this photo/edit. I saved it for the sake of it, but personally, I don't really like it if I'm honest.

However, a friend was over earlier and was using the PC. Seen the thumbnail of the photo on the desktop and opened it up. He thinks it's brilliant. Thinks it's really, really well done and suggested I do it more often.

As I say, I don't like it that much at all, myself, but I thought I'd throw it up here and see what other people (who have an interest/understanding of photography) thought of it.

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Nov 26, 2012 06:23 |  #2

I'm leaning towards your assessment, not your friends.


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Nov 26, 2012 07:02 |  #3

It's not for me, sorry.


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Nov 26, 2012 07:24 |  #4

Bluntly...it's horrid.


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Nov 26, 2012 09:17 |  #5

Way too much editing. No hair detail, and too much skin retouching / smoothing. Your assessment is correct. Is he the professional, or are you? I hardly ever have anyone next to me during edits based on there non professional eyes. =)


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Nov 26, 2012 09:30 |  #6

Definitely follow your own instincts here; it's totally overdone.


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Nov 26, 2012 09:36 |  #7

Perhaps your friend was being sarcastic..?


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Nov 26, 2012 11:39 |  #8

Get new a friend :p

But I agree with your gut feeling, not liking it.


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Nov 26, 2012 11:50 |  #9

joeblack2022 wrote in post #15290761 (external link)
Perhaps your friend was being sarcastic..?

MY thoughts exactly! Maybe your friend is setting you up.


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Nov 26, 2012 11:53 |  #10

Its overcooked and from a photographer's viewpoint, its awfui. That said there is a growing culture fed by facebook that values "different" and "new" over quality. From that standpoint you might have a niche product....




  
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Nov 26, 2012 12:31 |  #11

It reminds me of those instagram style pictures. I'm not a fan. I think your instinct is correct.




  
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Nov 26, 2012 13:32 |  #12

With friends like these...

Cute kid, and looks like the original may have been a keeper.


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Nov 26, 2012 15:20 |  #13

No way. Looks like a prime candidate for youarenotaphotographer​.com

Keep it in the archives, but the original is probably an awesome shot


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Nov 26, 2012 19:22 as a reply to  @ SamHenry's post |  #14

I think it borders on child abuse. I would delete it running one of those secure delete programs to make sure it is gone and cannot be recovered, and then never ever do it again!


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Nov 26, 2012 19:25 |  #15

|)\/8 wrote in post #15292976 (external link)
I think it borders on child abuse. I would delete it running one of those secure delete programs to make sure it is gone and cannot be recovered, and then never ever do it again!

bahaha :lol: - actually made me laugh!!


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