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Sep 03, 2016 22:17 |  #1

Please give me some constructive criticism.

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Sep 04, 2016 00:57 |  #2

Looks like you tried to mask the original background to make it pure white. There are weird artifacts around the subject. The hair especially looks very unnatural with the original grey background peeking through. What method did you use to shoot the original?


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Sep 04, 2016 11:35 as a reply to  @ smaeda's post |  #3

Thank you so much for the critique. I just used a softbox, a rim light and a reflector. I will just leave the background alone I guess.


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Sep 04, 2016 15:00 |  #4

I would prefer his whole head in focus!



  
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Sep 09, 2016 13:31 |  #5

The smile seems a bit forced and the rim light seems a tiny bit too much.
Why don't you post a version with the original background and some highlight decrease on the rim light? Otherwise I think it is good.


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Sep 10, 2016 18:55 as a reply to  @ CyberCat's post |  #6

Here it is my friend.


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Sep 10, 2016 18:56 as a reply to  @ Michael Ritter's post |  #7

f11 or f16 then?


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Sep 11, 2016 09:46 |  #8

That looks much better! The shallow DOF is more of a personal preference. It doesn't bother me that his whole face isn't in focus in this shot.


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Sep 11, 2016 11:47 as a reply to  @ smaeda's post |  #9

Be honest with me guys. Does it look professional?


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Sep 11, 2016 12:49 |  #10

The left side of the face (his left) is a little blown out to me. Reflector catch light in eyes is a little distracting. Limited DOF does not bother me much either. Other than that I think it's just fine.


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Sep 12, 2016 06:09 as a reply to  @ smakelijk11's post |  #11

I think it would look more professional if some time was taken with his hair so it looks not so carelessly messy, the lower catchlights in his eyes were cloned out, and the lighting was more dramatic creating some stronger shadows. A more natural smile or no smile would also help.


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Sep 12, 2016 16:44 as a reply to  @ Qbx's post |  #12

Excellent advice! Thank you. I'm not good at cloning out the reflector catchlight. Any good online tutorials?


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Sep 12, 2016 19:27 |  #13

The simplest way assuming you have Photoshop, Gimp, or some program that has a clone-stamp tool, you just zoom in so the eye is huge on your screen then select an area of the iris that has no reflection in it to use that as a source and stamp it over reflected area.


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Sep 13, 2016 05:56 |  #14

I'm very new to studio style shooting ... a beginner really .. but I can at least share what strikes me. Definitely preferred the second example you posted a bit better. The shallow DOF looks fine. For me, the area around his mouth is too light for me. Either too bright or lacking some shadow. The double catch light I did not notice until someone else noted it. I suppose it might look better altered.


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Sep 22, 2016 11:26 |  #15

I like it. I like the shallow depth of field, but feel the right side is too hot.




  
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