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Dec 09, 2013 17:33 |  #1

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Not really a CC but more of a what would you do? Did I shoot this too wide?....I like the image, it's sharp on them (on my screen) and it's a fine image...It's nothing impressive I know but it was a NASTY day and they were troopers and wanted to keep shooting :P

So let me know if it's trash or if there's some ideas you have for it :)

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Dec 09, 2013 18:05 |  #2

They have shadows across half their face. Maybe turn their backs to the sun, or you rotate right slightly?


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Dec 09, 2013 18:12 |  #3

I mean what would you do with this particular photo. It's not about recomposing. So are you calling it a loss cuz of the shadows then? :)


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Dec 09, 2013 19:18 |  #4

I'd say by the time you cropped this to bring them up you would have to contend with the shadows on the face (no simple issue IMO). I'd be hard pressed to keep it and try to fix it.

So yes, a loss.


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Dec 09, 2013 20:48 |  #5

I have several shots like this of families and these are usually binned immediately. I use them to loosen up the families when we first start. Hopefully you were able to find a nice shaded spot to take additional photos.


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Dec 09, 2013 20:50 |  #6

Titus213 wrote in post #16514791 (external link)
I'd say by the time you cropped this to bring them up you would have to contend with the shadows on the face (no simple issue IMO). I'd be hard pressed to keep it and try to fix it.

So yes, a loss.

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Dec 09, 2013 20:51 |  #7

It was a terrible day but I was just hoping to add to my luck :P I wanted to get a few more pictures for them as we've already rescheduled once and it's not going to be easy to do it again

I got a few though

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Dec 09, 2013 21:23 |  #8

By golly, she is photogenic! That's a keeper there.


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Dec 09, 2013 21:58 |  #9

That's her natural smile and her natural attitude. She wasn't acting like a wanna be model she was just acting normal and she's totally awesome lol. He's not very comfortable with the whole camera thing...he didn't want the pictures at all lol but they seemed to be alright in the end. Is this image cool to you or is it alrigth?


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Dec 09, 2013 22:13 |  #10

It is cool in the sense that it looks like it was a darn cold day. His face particularly is showing that. Might be able to warm things up a tad by pulling down on the reds, but my experience with people portraits is miserable, so can't offer any real help there. I am guessing her facial skin color is probably more like the color of the back of her hand...just don't know how to correct the image to make that happen.


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Dec 09, 2013 22:14 |  #11

the second photo is much much much much x 100 better




  
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Dec 09, 2013 22:19 |  #12

lol Elikim thank you :) I'm glad you like it! It was my first shoot with this new lens and I was really pushing it in this nasty weather

the weather was making colors on the skin all wrong...They hands were much brighter than their faces and that is just awkward I know :/. I can make it warmer by raising the color temp to like 8000 but idk if that'll help across the board. I'll go back and make them all similar later on :)


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Dec 10, 2013 07:56 |  #13

That second shot is much better. What software do you use to process your images? If you let us know, someone on here might be able to assist in getting the skin worked out. I use LR 5 myself and I would use an adjustment brush on the skin and desaturate, or just use the skin correction brush and it would do a bit of correction to the red's due to the cold.


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Dec 10, 2013 09:43 |  #14

PS CS 5 I could bulb up the reds a touch


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Dec 10, 2013 11:11 |  #15

Mag, lol I don't know if this is true, but I put my phone number into my camera so if anyone found it, they might have the decency to return it. It appears that (possibly) you activated w/e this function does and now my phone number showed up in the image lol. Is that the security setting of a camera?

I like you edit! Can you go through what you ended up doing? Raised contrast, vibrance and color temp. how did you do skin smoothing because I should do that to these photos if I can. Skin tones were going crazy cuz of the nasty wind :(. Only thing I dislike in your edit is the background not having much contrast, but that's an easy fix :)

Thanks! I am fine with you editing my photos, that's why the edit is on :)


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