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Aug 20, 2013 07:01 |  #1

Took this a couple of years ago, but revisiting it.
How would you improve this shot? PP, cropping, anything else.
Want to improve my candid portraits

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Aug 20, 2013 07:17 |  #2

In my opinion her skin isn't looking good. make it look a little smoother.

maybe it's just the compression.

Nice picture anyway


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Aug 20, 2013 08:06 as a reply to  @ winam's post |  #3

Her skin looks good to me. Personally I think you nailed it!


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Aug 20, 2013 09:10 |  #4

Please don't touch her skin....nice job Paul.
I might be inclined to crop off the top of the toque and right side to keep ratio....looks a bit top heavy.




  
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Aug 21, 2013 11:29 |  #5

Nice shot...
Only thing I'd like to see is tighter cropping from the top down.
Play with your cropping right around the word New Zealand. You don't need the whole hat in the shot...her pretty face is where it's happening!




  
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Aug 21, 2013 16:19 |  #6

What a pretty girl :) I don't have much experience here, but I personally like it



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Aug 22, 2013 17:11 as a reply to  @ Naraly's post |  #7

Nailed it!!!


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Aug 22, 2013 17:29 |  #8

dude, stop worrying about two years old portraits of children and go shoot some new pictures.


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Aug 22, 2013 17:31 |  #9

osh_sekta wrote in post #16231541 (external link)
dude, stop worrying about two years old portraits of children and go shoot some new pictures.

lol - I am

Just never posted this before and I am working my way up to do paid portraits so all the help I can get is good


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Aug 24, 2013 23:46 |  #10

Looks great to me. After the All Blacks win last night just make sure she keeps on wearing that Beanie !


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Aug 26, 2013 21:17 |  #11

I'm just on my phone but to me it looks a tad under exposed


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Aug 27, 2013 16:18 |  #12

Cute photo. I would crop to bring her eyes up in the frame a bit more though. As mentioned above it appears a bit top heavy. I would go as far as to crop to jsut above the heart on her beanie. It sppears more balanced to me that way (from scrolling down the screen to "crop it").


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Aug 27, 2013 23:17 |  #13

More like "Little pink piggy in pink" ;) I like it.


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Aug 28, 2013 00:36 |  #14

Focus is really great, subject is super cute, light is a bit low for my tastes. Not much but a bit.

The colors all work together very well, and that BG is creamy smooth. Posed shots should look so good.


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Aug 28, 2013 03:45 |  #15

I apologize in advance if she looks a little green. I just received my new monitor and haven't had time to calibrate it yet! :lol:
Here is my quick edit. I agree with TItus, it was a little underexposed but otherwise a great head portrait.
Curves to increase overall exposure.
Selectively darkened BG. (I worked too quickly so there is a slight halo around her)
Heal brushed couple of hairs off of her left eye and stray one on nose.
Increased the white balance by 500
Applied very light noise reduction and removed JPEG artifacts from my copy.


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