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Mar 09, 2014 21:55 |  #1

Been wanting to get this young lady back in the studio for a long time now.....finally got the chance and the shot I have been looking for. I am happy with the result but would love to hear your opinions on it, good or bad. I am always looking to improve and welcome all criticism! I already know about the double catchlights but what else can you find that needs improving? Thanks for looking!

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Mar 10, 2014 00:27 |  #2

Cute girl!

The skin looks a little overdone and her lips went soft.

Blown highlight on the top left. Hopefully there is data there to recover.

I see strands of hair on her left (camera right) eye due to light position thus causing a highlight. Looks like an easy fix with the clone tool.

Perhaps filling in the rest of the feathers on the bottom left?

It's also reading a little too yellow/orange on my monitor. Though, it looks like the tonal shift was intentional.


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Mar 10, 2014 17:12 |  #3

Thanks for the input! I ran this through portrait professional and might have been better to just spend the time and do it manually in photoshop. I have the raw file so anything that has been done up till now can all be started again. I too saw the strands of hair over the eye after I started processing and wish I had seen them before I shot. I will have another go at it and repost to see if I can improve over my initial processing. Thanks again!


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Mar 10, 2014 17:49 |  #4

Great shot, just needs a very few minor processing changes, maybe bring up the sharpening just a bit. But still a nice capture overall.


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Mar 10, 2014 18:12 |  #5

Here is an edit I just attempted. I toned down the skin smoothing quite a bit and cloned out the stray hairs over the eyes. I also brought up the lip saturation a bit and tried to even out the skin tones to a more natural hue. Does this look better??

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Mar 10, 2014 20:51 |  #6

Thought I would try it in B/W.....thoughts?

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Mar 10, 2014 20:57 |  #7

B&W is a knockout, suits that capture and crop, very nice.


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Mar 10, 2014 21:15 |  #8

Thank you TJays...I liked that one the best as soon as I tried it!


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