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Dec 22, 2015 21:06 |  #7111

ranmasu wrote in post #17829215 (external link)
Loving number 2 Danang. Skin looks more natural. Both are great though.

Randy

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Dec 23, 2015 09:13 |  #7112

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some color for a change

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Very Nice indeed.


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Dec 23, 2015 09:19 |  #7113

ranmasu wrote in post #17829215 (external link)
Loving number 2 Danang. Skin looks more natural. Both are great though.

Randy

Thanks Randy ...


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Dec 23, 2015 09:20 |  #7114

troehr wrote in post #17829222 (external link)
Nice set. I always enjoy your work.

Thanks again for the kind words...


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Dec 23, 2015 09:20 |  #7115

dan220 wrote in post #17829655 (external link)
Very Nice indeed.

Dan & Alveric --- Thanks...!

Some people have commented that its easier to photograph your spouse vs. a professional model. I would argue that the opposite is true, the expectation level of a flattering shot taken of your spouse is MUCH higher.


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Dec 23, 2015 12:38 |  #7116

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This is in fact one woman; my wife. The idea was to see how much of an age gap could make semi-realistic. I realize that there is the issue of over processing to some degree but my wife made an interesting point once I presented the images to her. She hated the Black n White one but loved the color one. She said it made her feel young again. The image looked like she did when she was in her mid 20s. I guess the point was that even though we see it as 'over processed' she saw it as a look back into time and absolutely loved the color image. She has ordered a 8x10 print of it.

So the question is; even if we think something is over processed but the client loves it and doesn't really like a more correctly processed version, then the client is right in terms of a deliverable?

In terms of which one I like? I like the Noir style portrait better. That is who I see everyday. But if you tell her that I will deny it! :-)

Indeed all that matters is what the client wants and likes.
However, I don't think the "over-processed" statement was a slam on usage of blemish/wrinkle removal as opposed to "natural" straight out of camera/little to no Photoshop look. I think the over-processed statement was more so about the heavy usage of the blur tool to smooth the face over shadows and details and the overly whitened/processed eyes. There are still ways to enhance eyes and remove blemishes and wrinkles without going overboard, something a lot people are pretty much guilty of in the beginning including myself. I would maybe look into retouching techniques like frequency separation to maintain skin texture. I agree with your wife that the color photo is definitely a more flattering photo of her.


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Dec 23, 2015 12:45 |  #7117

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I would maybe look into retouching techniques like frequency separation to maintain skin texture. I agree with your wife that the color photo is definitely a more flattering photo of her.


Here you go:

"How-to Video": https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=ldhG9fmgC7o (external link)

Heres a link to a free PS frequency separation action (in a zip file) if you want to play around with something pre-made:

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Dec 23, 2015 13:59 |  #7118

DanangMonkey wrote in post #17829909 (external link)
Here you go:

"How to Video": https://www.youtube.co​m/watch?v=ldhG9fmgC7o (external link)

Heres a link to a free PS frequency separation action (in a zip file) if you want to play around with something pre-made:

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Great tutorial, thanks for the link.


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Dec 24, 2015 18:26 |  #7119

Well I tried the separation layers and I gotta say, I like it a better. I will be using this in my post processing much more often. Thanks guys for the heads up!

Jim


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Dec 24, 2015 18:36 |  #7120

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Well I tried the separation layers and I gotta say, I like it a better. I will be using this in my post processing much more often. Thanks guys for the heads up!

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It does look more natural. :cool:


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Dec 25, 2015 03:44 |  #7121

lofthavenphoto wrote in post #17831525 (external link)
Well I tried the separation layers and I gotta say, I like it a better. I will be using this in my post processing much more often. Thanks guys for the heads up!

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Still a little bit obvious but a lot less. I like this photo sooo much better. Now she has that glow that younger person has. Very well done. Improvement is HUGE.




  
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Dec 25, 2015 16:04 |  #7122

It's been a while since i last posted so here's a new one of the wife


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Dec 27, 2015 09:13 |  #7123

Playing around with IR portraits.

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