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May 15, 2015 04:05 |  #1

seriously, guys, need it on this one. shoot.


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May 15, 2015 06:20 |  #2

Too much dead space on left and I wish the fingers weren't cut off. The 2 lights in upper right distract from the subject. Consider cropping this to be a head-only shot.


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May 15, 2015 06:21 as a reply to  @ rwmson's post |  #3

yeah, those arms - I am kicking myself for that :/


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May 15, 2015 06:21 |  #4

ouch. it hurts.


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May 15, 2015 06:46 |  #5

Do you have any other shots from the same session?

There are three lighter areas there: the head, two lights (which you have apparently tried to burn in post) and the hands. Rest is virtually black. This makes the photo unbalanced and the "mass" of composition unevenly right-handed.

You have some great photos in your gallery, this is sadly not one of those.

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May 15, 2015 06:56 as a reply to  @ Pekka's post |  #6

tru. I'll just zero it out and start from the top. struggled with this one. wasn't really "in", if one might say.

Here's six images - what you, good people would choose for retouch?

/the first one has radial edit on - nevermind that.


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May 15, 2015 08:47 |  #7

#4 and #6...lower left and lower right. In my uneducated eyes....

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May 15, 2015 10:59 |  #8

I think the bottom left pic would look good as a black & white.


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May 15, 2015 14:28 |  #9

I like the 4th and 6th as others have also said. The 6th is the one that shows the most character and to me is the most interesting. The 4th shows him being reflective, the 6th seems to show more spirit.


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May 15, 2015 14:36 |  #10

to me it would depend on who this is. If it were my dad I'd take the last one on the bottom right, seems to capture his personality nicely. The first one you showed I'd corp the hands out and the some of the dead space on the left, I'd keep him off center to the right though. Turn it into b&w and get rid of the lights. If the background is important I'd also try and play with HDR from one image, expose the man nicely and then have the background toned down but not just underexposed. The middle one on the bottom could also turn out quite nice, lots of animation there. I'd probably crop it to loose his left hand, just have the raised one in the photo.

I might be biased in thought, my parents are 85 and 81 and will come visit from Germany (to California) this summer again and I plan to take some portraits. They might live to 100 but eventually airline travel will be out of the question. I'll take some at xmas in Germany too. And I'd try to capture what I see as their personality.

All these have a great deal of emotion in them, just different kinds of emotion.


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May 15, 2015 14:50 |  #11

photoshop's Lens Correction > Vertical Perspective can straighten up the third on the top row.

I think that is the best pose and fits your style of work. Warping the picture to fake a different persecutive will shrink his hands and knees and put more emphasis on the face.


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May 15, 2015 14:57 |  #12

osh_sekta wrote in post #17557237 (external link)
tru. I'll just zero it out and start from the top. struggled with this one. wasn't really "in", if one might say.

Here's six images - what you, good people would choose for retouch?

/the first one has radial edit on - nevermind that.

Lower left and lower right. It would be quite easy to mask the man out and put him to another background, too.


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May 17, 2015 23:43 |  #13

Lower right for mine - he looks like someone with something to say. Leave some background detail in, I thought that the heavily darkened background in the original image in the OP detracted from the overall image. You might be able to get away with less background detail with a more dynamic image of the sitter (such as the lower right pose).


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