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Vintage family portrait. C+C welcome.

 
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Aug 05, 2011 03:32 |  #1

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Aug 05, 2011 08:00 |  #2

It seems to need to be straightened. You should be able to use the last step for a guide. I think the vintage look is okay here, but I typically think of those photos being more yellow and this photo just feels desaturated. I haven’t found the sweet spot for the vintage look though so I'm not much help....Oh and I love how the mom is smiling, the daughter is not...the dad is not smiling and the son is. It’s like a perfect balance!


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Aug 05, 2011 08:09 as a reply to  @ jerefish's post |  #3

I like it! I'd just straighten it out and call it done. Nice!


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Aug 05, 2011 13:51 |  #4

The coloring doesn't say vintage to me, it just looks kind of green.


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Aug 05, 2011 15:47 |  #5

How did you get this effect?

Here's a method I have really liked for getting a sort of old film vintage look:
1--copy the layer, desaturate it completely, set it to overlay
2--add a curves layer and decrease the contrast by pulling the far right point down and the far left point up (does that make sense?)

I wish there wasn't such a harsh shadow behind the dad's head, but I don't know how to tell you to get rid of it, because I struggle with this in my own lighting all the time....just need a bigger softer light source?

Cute family and great expressions!




  
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Aug 05, 2011 21:56 |  #6

I'm with Higgs. Vigntage? No. Green? Yes. The distance between all members of the family doesn't really portray bonding between each other, personally. Cute picture otherwise!




  
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Aug 05, 2011 23:22 |  #7

You folks are too critical. Now a days these sorta stuff are the rage. Low contrast, unsaturated, soft images. It's called retro chic. ;)
Good attempt OP. Just need a bit straightening. Oh don't forget the vignette to complete the vintage look.


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Aug 06, 2011 01:57 |  #8

Hi everyone, thank you all for your input. I understand that it is a little green...but that was the style I went for. I tried a few others and really liked something about the green tinge...maybe it's just me. I was trying out new ideas because it was a shoot I did for fun with my family. I am going to straighten it out and try to tone the green down and re-post to see what you all think.

In regards to the pose, I personally love it! I think it is totally different that they are all separate kind of giving it a vintage regal look that I wanted to go for....again, maybe that's just my thinking?

I'm still learning so much and am enjoying all of this feedback, even those who don't like my work, it's always great to hear an honest opinion.

I will post a couple more pictures from the session. I tried out a few different pp styles with this family (I know it's not professional...but I am not a professional!) Hopefully you can give me some more feedback on them too.

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Aug 06, 2011 02:01 |  #9

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Aug 06, 2011 02:10 |  #10

I just made a quick edit to the picture... any thoughts? The straightness of the picture is really bothering me! Now that it is in line with the bottom step the sides don't look straight.

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Aug 08, 2011 06:26 |  #11

The pic is straight its just a perspective thing because I don't think your camera was in the exact middle of the steps. It's a little camera-right.

The pics look nice for sure but to me, green always equals sick.... :-) A green tint makes me nauseous. Or like there is poisonous gas lingering in the air. I can't describe it. Or maybe I just did, I don't know.

Also, the other pics look better with more contrast vs the steps pic.


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Aug 08, 2011 12:38 |  #12

Higgs is right. Something to do with the vertical lines that seem to make the picture look slanted. Happens to all of us...or just me? My wife did tell me that one of my eye is larger than the other. :shock:

I dig the image with the family on the pond. Reflection is nice. They are bit too yellow cast. Can you share the original coloured version?


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Aug 10, 2011 11:50 |  #13

Of the non-vintage ones I'd say #2 of the last set is your best WB and skin tone. I also like your second vintage better than the first.


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Aug 12, 2011 11:47 |  #14

Samantha.Lovett wrote in post #12886190 (external link)
I just made a quick edit to the picture...

Much better! Don't worry about the bottom step. As long as the floor is straight in a photo like this, it's good. If you really liked the green, stick with it. Though I have to admit I like the warm color tone in your edit. Great shot of the family next to the pond!




  
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