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May 29, 2012 00:04 |  #16

There's a difference between "high key" and overexposed. Saying an overexposed image is high key is just a cop-out for blowing the lighting on a photo. Look up Peter Hurley for a legitimate high key look


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May 29, 2012 02:30 |  #17

arich wrote in post #14498465 (external link)
There's a difference between "high key" and overexposed. Saying an overexposed image is high key is just a cop-out for blowing the lighting on a photo. Look up Peter Hurley for a legitimate high key look

I'd agree with what you are saying but wonder why you are saying it here. This image is not blown-out. If anything he needs to brighten some areas like the arm.


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May 29, 2012 09:30 |  #18

The second photo the lighting/shadow is doing some funky things with her arm. My eye went to it and stuck there with a "WTH" kind of look on my face.

I would agree on the first image... the hair (while not completely blown 255 white) is still overexposed. It's difficult to tell where her hair begins and ends. (I am on a calibrated monitor).


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May 29, 2012 10:54 |  #19

Qbx wrote in post #14498899 (external link)
I'd agree with what you are saying but wonder why you are saying it here. This image is not blown-out. If anything he needs to brighten some areas like the arm.

Because by having the wrong parts of the image underexposed for a high key shot it can no longer be classified as such and just becomes poorly exposed. He asked for critique (which I typically do when I know a photo isn't what I want it to be) so I'm giving him an example of who he could look at to try and get the look he wants when he reshoots this.


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May 29, 2012 11:37 |  #20

I agree with everything QBX said about view #1 but will also say, with the right processing this will be a really nice image.
Image #2 is already a really good image and I like it.




  
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May 29, 2012 18:18 |  #21

arich wrote in post #14500271 (external link)
Because by having the wrong parts of the image underexposed for a high key shot it can no longer be classified as such and just becomes poorly exposed. He asked for critique (which I typically do when I know a photo isn't what I want it to be) so I'm giving him an example of who he could look at to try and get the look he wants when he reshoots this.

I agree. The first thing I thought was 'Too hot'. The hair is to the point of no detail in spots. And although not technically blown out it has gone from blond/yellow hair to white.
The same with the spots on her face.

As a minor issue, the shadows under her arm stand out with the brightness of the rest of the image.


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May 29, 2012 19:07 |  #22

Numero uno might have worked better if she was not a blonde. For #1 I would have shopped out the skin imperfections on the nose and arm for the type of model/photo she is in that one. Number 2 is nice and I like the exposure and curves. Her eyes look a bit more relaxed but her lips remain tense and posed which I think takes away from the delicate curves of her body and the rest of her expression. Great photo's though.




  
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Jun 06, 2012 02:30 |  #23

Pretty, the top pic is weird to me at the bottom, mariner crop up


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Jun 06, 2012 07:20 |  #24

Great photos. With hair as bright as her's, the first shot may be consider too bright. The second one is perfect from a photography and lighting perspective. Clean it up and you are good to go.




  
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