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LaineyN
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Feb 21, 2010 14:17 |  #1

And also my first post here. Have spent many months reading the forums and learning loads... Apologies for no ducks, they didn't like the studio!

Quite pleased with the results, would appreciate any comments you may have.


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Feb 21, 2010 14:23 |  #2

Very nice... I am glad its sharp and very clean...

I have a small question, what type of lighting did you use?
What color background?

very nice!


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Feb 21, 2010 14:40 |  #3

One comment,

It looks as though you've selected the pair somehow, and then done something to the background, possibly added a Gaussian blur.

Just be careful that when you add a blur or adjust something when you have an object selected, that it doesn't leave an obvious line around the subject, as in this photo. If you find this happening, you might want to zoom in and use the clone tool at low opacity just to blend in those edges.

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Feb 21, 2010 15:49 as a reply to  @ thebeatnut's post |  #4

I love the feel of this one, a bit Tongue in cheek and fun. The mono treatment works well as does the thoughtful composition and cropping


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Feb 21, 2010 20:06 |  #5

thebeatnut wrote in post #9652790 (external link)
One comment,

It looks as though you've selected the pair somehow, and then done something to the background, possibly added a Gaussian blur.

Just be careful that when you add a blur or adjust something when you have an object selected, that it doesn't leave an obvious line around the subject, as in this photo. If you find this happening, you might want to zoom in and use the clone tool at low opacity just to blend in those edges.

:)

agree... though you seem to have done a pretty good job. Like this btw.


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Feb 21, 2010 20:08 |  #6

Scuff wrote in post #9653147 (external link)
I love the feel of this one, a bit Tongue in cheek and fun. The mono treatment works well as does the thoughtful composition and cropping

I think this sums it up nicely;) I like the playfulness here and the conversion. Well done


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Feb 21, 2010 23:06 |  #7

Are my eyes playing tricks on me or is there a dark glow around the subjects?


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Feb 22, 2010 07:05 |  #8

Thanks for your comments, very encouraging. I have a few more that I can post from this shoot.

Jackie35, I used two lights and a mottled grey background.

the beatnut, you are spot on, I did a duplicate layer and applied gaussian blur - I hadn't even seen the line around them until you pointed out, thank you for the tip on how to get rid of it. next time i'll ask them to stand a bit further away from the background..


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Feb 22, 2010 07:12 |  #9

To add to what the others have said you could probably have adjusted your subjects a bit to improve this shot. She looks like her head is tilted a tad away from camera pulling her face just a little more toward the camera might give a better profile. I would clone out or hide her bra strap and would also turn the tie toward the camera so we're not seeing the back of it. This was a great attempt I like the concept.


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Feb 22, 2010 15:58 |  #10

A few more from the weekend.

JFusion, thank you, you have given me a lot to work with, next time she is over we'll have another bash at this.

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Feb 22, 2010 16:00 |  #11

I thinkt he first shot of the second set is great. I like the background, no need to blur it in the first shot.




  
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Feb 22, 2010 16:09 |  #12

thank you - I'm now even keener than I was before to get in the studio...


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