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Thread started 21 Jan 2010 (Thursday) 19:44
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Tinkering with LR3 Beta, which do you prefer

 
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Jan 21, 2010 19:44 |  #1

Looking for honest critiques here. If you don't like them please tell me why. Won't hurt my feelings a bit, it's the only way I can improve. Thanks

1. Original

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Jan 21, 2010 20:45 |  #2

I like the original best. It could use a levels adjustment or 2 but otherwise looks good to me. The other two just don't really appeal to me.


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Jan 21, 2010 21:16 |  #3

The original works best for me... the other two just look a little too surreal...


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Jan 21, 2010 21:21 |  #4

One is best, but her face is dark.


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Jan 21, 2010 21:24 |  #5

#1 for me as well.

#2 is a good start, but it seems like you bumped up saturation too much. Bring it back down a little and I think it'll be much better

I can't quite put my finger on what the issue is in #3, but it looks ever slightly too fake. Try lowering the contrast an increasing the brightness?




  
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Jan 21, 2010 21:42 |  #6

#1 is best to me. #2 looks over saturated, and #3 personally I don't think this lends well the B&W.


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Jan 21, 2010 21:43 |  #7

I like the original better, just maybe play with the levels a little, and straighten it up.




  
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Jan 22, 2010 02:46 |  #8

The first is best it needs the face lightened the second looks like it has too much saturation and too much yellow in it also it appears the blacks have bumped up as well which is causing large sections in the shadows to lose detail. Not a fan of the black and white conversion that might just be personal preference though.


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Jan 22, 2010 07:10 |  #9

Thanks everyone. I knew at least one person would tell me to give up! haha.

Here is a comparison of the original (left) and one with a little fill light added to brighten up her face (right). Better?

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Jan 22, 2010 07:37 |  #10

Gr8outdrsmn wrote in post #9446364 (external link)
Here is a comparison of the original (left) and one with a little fill light added to brighten up her face (right). Better?

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Much better. Got a bigger version of the 2nd?


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Jan 22, 2010 07:43 |  #11

Thanks.

Here is the larger version:

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ETA: I wish that she had not had so much hairspray and the humidity had been lower. Her hair might have been a little more cooperative, haha.

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Jan 22, 2010 09:23 |  #12

this totaly doesn't work...u cut off her hand...the wood column is not straight...the colors are all washed out...there is no contrast...there's is no idea to the photo...no composition...this should have been deleted in the camera before uploading the pictures to the hard drive...i hope that helps ;)


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Jan 22, 2010 10:47 |  #13

Haha, thanks for being so honest. This was my very first time photographing people. I do not expect them to be perfect, or anywhere near. I know the lighting, composition, and everything else is way off, but that is why I am here; asking for your help. Thanks again for the honesty; it's difficult to get that nowadays.


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