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Feb 15, 2014 10:54 |  #1

Was just playing around two nights ago and did a few shots. I liked this image but SOOC was less than stellar. I did my best trying to recover it.

Any thoughts/inputs/commen​ts?

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Feb 15, 2014 11:22 |  #2

They both look like the same broken links..


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Feb 15, 2014 11:57 |  #3

I've checked my end... they are on my server and everything checks out OK for me


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Feb 15, 2014 12:04 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #4

The top one was a bit on the dark side, the bottom one seems about right, maybe just the tiniest bit too bright in her face but ok. The skin tones on the second one do seem better.


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Feb 15, 2014 13:36 |  #5

The edit looks good to me. However the background is a little distracting.
May be you can blur it a little like that and change it's color too.

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Feb 15, 2014 15:31 |  #6

I thought the "After" edit came out just fine, but then seeing yb98's work sparked some good ideas!


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Feb 15, 2014 23:33 |  #7

I like the top edit better. I'm working on getting some grey seamless and some gels for my strobes so I can paint color to the background and do just this. That and distancing a bit more from the BG and I think I could get something close to what you edited.

Thanks for the idea.


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Feb 17, 2014 02:25 |  #8

yb98 wrote in post #16691543 (external link)
The edit looks good to me. However the background is a little distracting.
May be you can blur it a little like that and change it's color too.

Um no! That background looks so unnatural.
I think he understood there was background issues.

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Was just playing around two nights ago and did a few shots. I liked this image but SOOC was less than stellar. I did my best trying to recover it.

Any thoughts/inputs/commen​ts?

You did a good job getting the exposure evened out on your subject. If you was concerned about the background and you have some basic layering skills it can be fixed easily by cutting the left side, flip horizontally, mask out the girl. If you want the offset of the original hearts then lower the position and then clone the new area or cut another small piece.
Keep up the good work and adding for help/advise goes a long way.




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Feb 17, 2014 08:33 |  #9

patrick j wrote in post #16691378 (external link)
The top one was a bit on the dark side, the bottom one seems about right, maybe just the tiniest bit too bright in her face but ok. The skin tones on the second one do seem better.

I see it exactly the same.




  
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Feb 21, 2014 23:15 |  #10

Personally I don't like the modified red backgrounds. I think your "after" pic came out nice, and honestly I don't mind the background - it obviously fits the theme of the picture, and it's not like the background is cluttered and messy and distracting. Plus the hearts are a little bit soft and oof which helps (a little) the separation from the subject and background.


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Feb 22, 2014 16:35 |  #11

I think the pillow is too bright in the edit.


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Feb 23, 2014 12:45 |  #12

The original is under exposed because you did not compensate the exposure for the very white portion of the scene.




  
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