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Jan 11, 2012 13:44 |  #1

Please feel free to C&C, all advice welcomed. The image was posted in another section of this forum but I wanted more critiques, criticism and advice so I re posted it here. I also attached the original in case anyone wanted a go at editing it.

*Please understand that all editing is limited to be posted in this thread only as this is my son. Thank you for respecting that .

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Jan 11, 2012 14:07 |  #2

I think your edit works well. The emphasized catch lights in the eye really make all the difference.


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Jan 11, 2012 14:08 |  #3

Moving him farther away from the wall would be better...helps get rid of the shadow...otherwise do a lot of selecting to put him in a different background.


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Jan 11, 2012 15:40 |  #4

toastyphoto wrote in post #13686807 (external link)
I think your edit works well. The emphasized catch lights in the eye really make all the difference.

Thank you.

chauncey wrote in post #13686811 (external link)
Moving him farther away from the wall would be better...helps get rid of the shadow...otherwise do a lot of selecting to put him in a different background.

I agree to moving him further away from the wall since I am not as educated as I wish I was with PS CS5 to do those kind of adjustments.


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Jan 11, 2012 16:20 |  #5

Joe,

I did a quick edit and converted it to a high key image in portrait orientation, since there wasn't anything in the background that needed saving. It needs some cleaning up (shadows need to be brightened), but I think it really shows off his eyes, which is what attracted me to the image in the first place.

What do you think?


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Jan 11, 2012 21:32 as a reply to  @ bob_r's post |  #6

Beautiful portrait and very cute kid, I must say. I love the catch light and processing.

What I would have preferred:
1) As previously suggested, I would lighten the shadows on the background.
2) The skin is a little de-saturated. It gets accentuated below shoulder (since there is a marginal difference in light on face and on body in the processed version).
3) I would have preferred to have body slightly faced towards the camera. Reasons:
a. The wrinkle on the neck (because of the head turn): Can be lightened or cloned out.
b. The neck muscle is slightly prominent.


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Jan 11, 2012 21:42 |  #7
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Beautiful shot, and I really like you're edit. Cute kid too.

Bob, is that edit a joke?


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Jan 11, 2012 22:07 |  #8

OoF wrote in post #13689239 (external link)
Beautiful portrait and very cute kid, I must say. I love the catch light and processing.

What I would have preferred:
1) As previously suggested, I would lighten the shadows on the background.
2) The skin is a little de-saturated. It gets accentuated below shoulder (since there is a marginal difference in light on face and on body in the processed version).
3) I would have preferred to have body slightly faced towards the camera. Reasons:
a. The wrinkle on the neck (because of the head turn): Can be lightened or cloned out.
b. The neck muscle is slightly prominent.

Thank you for the kind comment and great critique.

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Beautiful shot, and I really like you're edit. Cute kid too.

Thank you, I am proud of him ! Like any father would be !


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Jan 11, 2012 23:53 |  #9

Way to bright bob & you lost the skin detail. I almost need to put sunglasses on just to view it.


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