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Dec 08, 2013 23:14 |  #1

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Dec 09, 2013 10:10 |  #3

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Horrible processing.She looks bruised. Focus and depth of field seem good.

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That's a bit strong!

I do agree it has a slight blue cast around the edges.. Which I'm guessng is because it might be balanced to the interior light but she is by a window? Could be wrong. But thaw my guess... But looking and replying to this on my iphone

It a very nice sharp image with good composition.. I do feel the skin is a little it too soft for the whimsical, spur of the moment feel to the image.. But on the whole I really like it.


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Dec 09, 2013 10:52 as a reply to  @ Rushmore's post |  #4

I like the image but the processing is not working for me for some reason. It seems like the skin was softened but the image was made harder clarity maybe. Can you post the original image?




  
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Dec 09, 2013 11:10 as a reply to  @ david lacey's post |  #5

Ken - I like it.

Please..... explain!

For me that's exactly the "look" she's giving you - through your lens. LOL!!

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Dec 11, 2013 16:18 |  #6

Rushmore wrote in post #16513274 (external link)
That's a bit strong!

I do agree it has a slight blue cast around the edges.. Which I'm guessng is because it might be balanced to the interior light but she is by a window? Could be wrong. But thaw my guess... But looking and replying to this on my iphone

It a very nice sharp image with good composition.. I do feel the skin is a little it too soft for the whimsical, spur of the moment feel to the image.. But on the whole I really like it.

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I like the image but the processing is not working for me for some reason. It seems like the skin was softened but the image was made harder clarity maybe. Can you post the original image?

Original here...

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Ken - I like it.

Please..... explain!

For me that's exactly the "look" she's giving you - through your lens. LOL!!

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Dec 11, 2013 21:45 as a reply to  @ Ken Robertson's post |  #7

Her character and expression seems to have depth. I noticed that also on the other image of her I commented on too.




  
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Dec 11, 2013 22:36 |  #8

It looks like you brushed away all detail on the top of her left hand. And it also looks like you retouched only half of her face. Her left is completely smooth and her right side looks completely untouched.


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Dec 11, 2013 23:14 |  #9

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It looks like you brushed away all detail on the top of her left hand. And it also looks like you retouched only half of her face. Her left is completely smooth and her right side looks completely untouched.

Any skin processing was global, not selective


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Dec 12, 2013 08:49 as a reply to  @ Ken Robertson's post |  #10

I prefer the original without any processing but I tend to lean towards a more raw image anyways.


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Dec 13, 2013 00:50 |  #11

I like this a lot! To be honest, the shot didnt strike me as having much done in post at all. I like the tones, the exposure and the pose is terrific! Works well with your title!


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Dec 13, 2013 01:17 |  #12

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I like this a lot! To be honest, the shot didnt strike me as having much done in post at all. I like the tones, the exposure and the pose is terrific! Works well with your title!

Yeh - not too much - about 5 minutes :)
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Dec 13, 2013 02:14 as a reply to  @ Ken Robertson's post |  #13

Hey matey....
I've noticed a lot of criticism levelled at you recently about your "new" entry into the realms of post-processing.

But, I think it's a cultural thing.

Friends of mine in the USA (and the odd slot about it on TV here) mention that the fashion now is for the "natural look", which seems to mean virtually no makeup, and certainly no use of "smoothing" or "smudging" tools on the computer.

BUT, here in Japan, women LOVE to have completely smoothed-out skin. There are even foundation/base products which are like soup! The ads on TV are hilarious to me...."in only 25 seconds, you too can have completely smooth skin!" and suchlike.

So, although I think your shots recently are "fine", tastes worldwide dictate otherwise.....

If you want to develop more, you can try a different technique which involves creating textured layers to duplicate "skin", but which allow you to cover blemishes. This would probably please the USA-based critics in here.

But for your (and my) local market, smoothing is very much the "approved route", as long as it's not done in a hit 'n' miss way!

Regards for now, and as always, love what you're doing.

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Hey matey....
I've noticed a lot of criticism levelled at you recently about your "new" entry into the realms of post-processing.

But, I think it's a cultural thing.

Friends of mine in the USA (and the odd slot about it on TV here) mention that the fashion now is for the "natural look", which seems to mean virtually no makeup, and certainly no use of "smoothing" or "smudging" tools on the computer.

BUT, here in Japan, women LOVE to have completely smoothed-out skin. There are even foundation/base products which are like soup! The ads on TV are hilarious to me...."in only 25 seconds, you too can have completely smooth skin!" and suchlike.

So, although I think your shots recently are "fine", tastes worldwide dictate otherwise.....

If you want to develop more, you can try a different technique which involves creating textured layers to duplicate "skin", but which allow you to cover blemishes. This would probably please the USA-based critics in here.

But for your (and my) local market, smoothing is very much the "approved route", as long as it's not done in a hit 'n' miss way!

Regards for now, and as always, love what you're doing.

Simon

Hey Simon,
All too true, In Thailand the young girls go into the studio and come out with shots that are not even similar to the in features or in colour.
I have seen some of the TV series ' Change my race' - quite daunting to the extent that the surgeons Westernise the Asians to become 'acceptable' in their adopted countries or at home.
We are not at that stage with photography yet.
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Dec 13, 2013 02:58 as a reply to  @ Ken Robertson's post |  #15

Ken - also my comment earlier had nothing to do with the "processing" but more to do with the expression on the model's face. Great capture!

To me the model is resting, expecting lunch maybe... and here you go snapping away! She's giving you "that" look! LOL!!

I must say I enjoy your work BECAUSE of the natural settings and use of available light. I must also confess that for "portraits" I am not a real fan of PP. Anyway, I just thought I would let you know that there are a lot of people that enjoy your work and just don't comment. I don't usually, but just felt the need to let you know.

Thanks for posting,

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