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Jun 17, 2014 03:52 |  #16

I love that B&W image - almost perfect, only saying almost as I think the light is a little too strong on the right, but if you drop the highlights to bring back some of the detail, you nailed it.



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Jun 17, 2014 11:15 as a reply to  @ carlh's post |  #17

great shot!

only things i noticed was that the hair light is a bit strong, mainly on your child's hair and arm. The shadow under your child's arm and on your wife's left shoulder is a bit dark, you might have been better served with the reflector closer to that side and reflecting the hair light to the left side of wife's body. Some or most of that might be fixed in post.

oh, and I can see the wrinkles on the black background


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Jun 17, 2014 12:37 |  #18

Thanks, that's useful.

The good news is thaet none of it is burned out white or black. I am actually working on a new version of this. Spend about 3 hours last nigth carefully dodging and burning :) The background is fixed. Her left arm is a bit brighter. I need to tone down the hairlight and I'm done.

Will post up a new version soon...



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Jun 17, 2014 13:57 as a reply to  @ RMH's post |  #19

hmm. did you not shoot RAW?

the child's hair seems to be blown out, and maybe just a bit on her arm. a bit of recovery and then fill light for the darkest subject areas, then a broad selection of the background could be done in a matter of minutes.

not that it ever takes me that little time to perfect a shot, but it could. :D


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Jun 17, 2014 14:26 |  #20

yeah I shot RAW. I spent ages last night playing with localised dodging and burning last night getting it all exactly as I want it. I'm an endless fiddler :)

I tend to do this -- I'll do a quick edit I'm happy with then return to it a couple of days later and spend longer once I can see all the flaws.



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Jun 17, 2014 16:08 |  #21

^ Too funny !!!!


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Jun 21, 2014 19:04 |  #22

Looks great!


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Jun 21, 2014 19:30 as a reply to  @ post 16975839 |  #23

IMO, you nailed it.

Honestly step back, really look at it, and tell me how it could be any better?


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