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May 25, 2013 16:35 |  #31

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Where do I start:
In focus Leafless trees make an awful background
Blown out areas on hair and shoulders.
Skin tone looks wrong not artistic
No depth of field control.
Tilted for no good reason
I could go on, but In general looks like it was taken with an iPhone.

Well at least its not just me.
OK a bigish thing for me was the tilt, couldn't work that out - why hell my camera even has a little level display - guess they all do!.
Then because my niece is a "whitey" i.e. not a drop of melinine in her body, taking after her mother, so I know you had to be careful shooting her. eg if you shot both of my sisters together, one is parchment white and light brown haired , the other is blonde and a sort of natural very light golden tan. If you got one right you got the other wrong! So I naturally checked that here. For example look at the other very white girl, the blonde on the right.
OK one shouldn't go looking at your niece's friends legs, but as a Tog you have to check exposure i.e. white skin and say dark clothes.
In this photo, in my Opinion her legs are so over exposed, you can hardly see where one ends and the other starts.

Really appreciate everyone's comments.
I don't like interfereing in my sister's business, but were it the other way round I'd sure appreciate Heads Up! before I made a mistake.

Also interested - would anyone else shoot at 1/2,500 sec in these circumstances?


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May 25, 2013 16:42 as a reply to  @ Submariner's post |  #32


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OK here is another one from the Professional - as requested by one of the posters above.
Actually they are all like this.

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May 25, 2013 16:48 as a reply to  @ post 15966588 |  #33

Finally one I fired off - no thought - just slammed up 2 lights metered and fired. NB this is without all the kind tips being offered put into play to get the soft look, just a quick treak. A real wham bam shot.


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OK iyts not great but at least it's in-focus [roughly] and not way-off a reasonable level of exposure?

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May 25, 2013 22:08 |  #34

Looks as soft as it should. Did you set your camera to portrait? Just curious, because I do like the softness of your first image, and this one.

By the way, the sort of film and washed-out colors is quite popular, and you can see a lot of examples in this forum. It has to be some type of plugin that's used to achieve that effect.

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May 26, 2013 08:44 |  #35

lol & that photographer is called a pro lol man are his pics contrast lights & everything bad , its like nothing is adjusted & over shot . skin tones are bad man i could go on for ages & im not even a pro

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May 26, 2013 09:54 |  #36

Here is a very good tutorial on how to get a vintage misty look on you tube.

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May 26, 2013 10:08 as a reply to  @ post 15959141 |  #37

First I hear you on pros with no technical skills. We just had an experience with one the other night (not by my choice, it was a group thing).

On the dreamy look... Are you talking about more like a Lensbaby look?


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May 26, 2013 10:10 |  #38

Stretching a nylon stocking over the lens hood makes an improvised soft focus. It's usually better to remove it first :D


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May 26, 2013 10:19 |  #39

MCAsan wrote in post #15959428 (external link)
In Lightroom 5, you can download the beta, there is a new radial filter tool that lets you draw one of more circles or ovals on the image. You can them change characteristics (exposure, sharpness, clarity..etc.) either inside the selected...or....outsi​de the selected area.

I would suggest downloading the LR5 beta and plan on purchasing it when the product goes commercial later this year. I have it running alongside LR4. When LR5 is commercial, I will import all the LR4 catalogs.

+1 LR 5 is awesome. I have already ported over my LR4 to LR5 beta. That radial tool, and the Upright tool has already changed the way I snap pictures.


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May 26, 2013 10:20 |  #40

Post a link to his site. That way everyone can see exactly the look that you mention and give you proper advice.


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May 26, 2013 10:41 |  #41

...... im case i do repeat my self ( which i do ) Perfect Photo Suite 7 has the Focus tool

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May 26, 2013 10:45 as a reply to  @ K-Liss's post |  #42

The problem with doing things like this in post is that they always look like they were done in post.


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May 26, 2013 10:48 |  #43

nope i made a quick snap of the prog , nothing is adjusted its just to show the tool


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May 26, 2013 10:52 |  #44

NIK tools 'classic soft focus' preset :D




  
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May 26, 2013 11:16 |  #45

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OK here is another one from the Professional - as requested by one of the posters above.
Actually they are all like this.

That doesn't even look like 'soft focus' to me, just soft with too small of an aperture and limited PP (couldn't be bothered to sharpen the subjects and not the background).

I give it a 'Yuck' too.


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