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Candid - over processed?

 
Pippy_Neville
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Feb 22, 2010 04:23 |  #1

A candid shot, lit with hot shoe flash, and processed through LR with an extra tweak on the eyes in PS. I know there's a bit of a hot spot on the cheek, but this is the sort of style that I'm looking to develop.

Opinions on the processing? I kind of like it although it may be OTT?

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Feb 22, 2010 04:29 |  #2

Not my cup of tea but if you like it that's all that matters. The cheek's hot spots are showing up Robin egg blue and blotchy on my monitor. I can't imagine that's the effect you were trying to achieve. The bokeh turned out great though.


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Feb 22, 2010 04:41 |  #3

Thanks SD8. The more I look at it the more I need to re-process it... Still, it's given me a starting point.




  
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Feb 22, 2010 05:00 |  #4

The hotspot, to me, draws the focus around the details surrounding her eyes, rather than her eyes themself.

The separation of colors around the top of her hat is noticeable too. This also isn't my cup of tea.


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Feb 22, 2010 06:28 |  #5

Not my cup of tea either.




  
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Feb 22, 2010 07:44 |  #6

The blotchy hot spots on the cheek and nose seem like you pulled back the highlights in LR and that the original image was blown out in these areas and you tried to save it. The overall image is too harsh for my liking. The on-camera flash is harsh, the expression isn't engaging and the composition of just the head and lack of shoulders seem awkward.

Soften the flash and give the subjects a neck & shoulders.


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Feb 22, 2010 09:08 |  #7

S30L28 wrote in post #9656811 (external link)
The hotspot, to me, draws the focus around the details surrounding her eyes, rather than her eyes themself.

The separation of colors around the top of her hat is noticeable too. This also isn't my cup of tea.

abigailandsam wrote in post #9656995 (external link)
Not my cup of tea either.

Thanks for your honesty guys. Seems like I have work to do.

Rubi Jane wrote in post #9657261 (external link)
The blotchy hot spots on the cheek and nose seem like you pulled back the highlights in LR and that the original image was blown out in these areas and you tried to save it. The overall image is too harsh for my liking. The on-camera flash is harsh, the expression isn't engaging and the composition of just the head and lack of shoulders seem awkward.

Soften the flash and give the subjects a neck & shoulders.

Thanks for the good feedback Lindsey. You are spot on about pulling back in LRoom! This was a test shot, a stop or two hot but I liked the expression on this one and tried to save it, partly unsuccessfully. I try to get my flash off cam, so will have to be more disciplined about that.




  
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Feb 22, 2010 10:35 |  #8

Sometimes it's not the processing, it's the shot.

Just not a lot going on here. Just somebody in a hat not looking at the camera.

No environment, no context...

Not feelin' it.




  
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