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Aug 06, 2013 20:16 |  #1

Is this shot still usable in your opinion? I have a hard time accepting it personally.. should I just add it in with her other shots so she can decide herself?


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Aug 06, 2013 20:44 |  #2

In this case, it seems to work well, strangely enough! The way that one shadow line continues the line of the handrail draws attention to her eyes. I'd include it...


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Aug 06, 2013 21:08 |  #3

Go with your gut. (ie- It looks wayyy weird, like a bad photoshop) (at least to me)
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Aug 06, 2013 21:14 |  #4

Now you two need to fight to the death... then judgment will come.


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Aug 07, 2013 02:23 |  #5

I've been playing with a way to reduce shadows, lowering the contrast.

Depending how much is needed to save an image, you may like the look.


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Aug 07, 2013 05:29 |  #6

xanctum wrote in post #16187066 (external link)
Now you two need to fight to the death... then judgment will come.

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Aug 07, 2013 06:10 |  #7

I actually like the shadow, i dont like the hotspot on her forehead or cheek though.

next time, you could move her 6" closer to the beach, and have her lean on the post with her shoulder, the post should put the whole face in shadow, and hide a bit of her back, making her looks a bit slimmer (not that she needs it)


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Aug 07, 2013 06:27 as a reply to  @ Echo63's post |  #8

Didn't it bother you when you set up the shot? If so, why did you shoot it? If not why now?

This is one of those shots that you really want to like but can't because there's a problem with it. I'm sure we all have lots of them. I know I do. You'll have that.


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Aug 07, 2013 14:03 |  #9

It's just too distracting I think.


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Aug 07, 2013 14:14 |  #10

The shadow doesn't bother me as much as the pose. It's not very flattering.




  
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Aug 07, 2013 20:17 |  #11

Let her decide. I never cease to be amazed at what I want to delete but the subject/model loves.


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Aug 07, 2013 20:43 |  #12

Sorry, for me that's not a keeper


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Aug 07, 2013 20:50 |  #13

Let her decide. I recently did a shoot for a lady and her little dog. I shot a quick snap of the dog at the beginning of the shoot just as I was getting my settings. On a whim I threw it into the proofs. Well, wouldn't ya know, she purchased it. :)


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Aug 07, 2013 21:56 |  #14

It's very distracting to me too. BUT let her decide. Non-photographers are often less critical so just let it be one of the set she is choosing from.


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Aug 08, 2013 00:49 |  #15

Looking at the photo, there seems to be a great shadow spot at the end on the boardwalk that would have been a better location to have her sit.


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