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Dec 02, 2016 18:51 |  #1

I'm thinking of changing up my editing style a bit. I've been editing most of my photos with a "punch" to them over the years. However it seems like the "matte" look is very popular now. So I tried my hand at creating this look on a baby bump session I shot today. Here are two images from the shoot with my usual edit and one with a matte edit. Note.

Which do you guys prefer?

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Dec 02, 2016 18:52 |  #2

They're both nice but I prefer # 1. The processing seems more appropriate for the subject.


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Dec 02, 2016 18:56 |  #3

Ditto, I like the first better. It has a classic feel to it while still feeling modern. The second one feels retro and dated. While I can see the appeal to soften the image it seems to take too much away from it rather than add to it (if that makes sense).


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Dec 03, 2016 10:59 |  #4

I like the first one too - it looks like it has a pink cast to it? Does anyone else see it? Could be my monitor.

Beautiful photo - beautiful couple.

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Dec 03, 2016 11:07 |  #5

#1 dialed back a smidge would be my preference.
#2 seems more desaturated than matte to me


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Dec 03, 2016 11:15 |  #6

I like #1. Maybe slightly back off on it. Keep the contrast & saturation and instead lift the blacks for a similar look without losing the nice rich tones?

But really, it's what does the couple prefer?

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Dec 04, 2016 07:22 |  #7

number 1 i love the contrast in the photo!!


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Dec 04, 2016 08:53 |  #8

number 1

number 2 lacks contrast by comparison.


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Dec 04, 2016 09:49 |  #9

Thanks guys. The couple likes the first pic as do I.


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Dec 04, 2016 12:41 |  #10

Number 1 looks like the processed version of Number 2.




  
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Jan 09, 2017 03:11 |  #11

Definitely #1. #2 looks like a well exposed but unedited RAW. Nice pic though which is what matters...


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Jan 10, 2017 04:48 |  #12

Number 1




  
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Jan 11, 2017 09:31 |  #13

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Jan 11, 2017 09:55 as a reply to  @ memoriesoftomorrow's post |  #14

Have to agree.


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