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Jan 08, 2012 12:40 |  #1

I originally posted this in the T3i thread, needless to say the AF locked on the Bill of the hat:

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I needed some way to Salvage the Photo as this cookie is hard to capture so I went to B&W, Sepia, Red Filter, upped the Contrast and added some noise.
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Jan 08, 2012 14:13 |  #2

I think it looks fine for what it is. :)




  
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Jan 08, 2012 14:28 |  #3

Did you add sharpening to the eyes at all? Regardless, MOST people won't notice the lack of sharpness at the eyes, and it is a nice character shot, so I wouldn't stress too much about it. As photographers, that is the first thing we look for, most people don't, especially at a viewing distance. Nice image.


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Jan 08, 2012 14:59 |  #4

One option would be to make the other parts less sharp tricking the eye... dodge the shadowed face a bit.

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Jan 08, 2012 15:05 |  #5

^^ Basically, that's the right approach. Sharpness is a perception of relative contrast. So, apply sharpening to the face and blur to the rest. Be gentle.


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Jan 08, 2012 15:32 |  #6

Its fairly easy to shift focus from the cap to his eyes. In software like Photoshop you can use the Lens Blur filter to add blur, then add a layer mask and by varying the opacity of the brush you can paint in the sharpness/focus in exactly the areas you want.

This is somewhat exaggerated so you can see the effect:

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Jan 08, 2012 20:30 |  #7

S.Horton wrote in post #13668851 (external link)
^^ Basically, that's the right approach. Sharpness is a perception of relative contrast. So, apply sharpening to the face and blur to the rest. Be gentle.

Kjonnn and horton, that is brilliant, I've never seen that done and wouldn't have thought of that in a million years. That piece of advice is worth taking in. Thanks!


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