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First attempt at High Key, does it work?

 
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Sep 08, 2008 21:18 |  #1

This is my first attempt at doing a PP High key shot. After playing around with many different procedures this is what I came up with. I admit the pic isn't that great but it is the effect that I am wanting comments on.

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Sep 08, 2008 21:21 |  #2

Hmmmmmm. I almost got a "missed feather" appearance from it. And, not sure if you meant it to be out of focus? I like your attempt at making it look blown out...I just think the hair and the background blend too well. Were you trying to focus attention onto her smile? Her smile stands out. Alot. Almost too much to me. Such as teh focus is her smile. Not her eyes.....But again, I like that delicate soft/pastel style. Maybe too much blend with hair and background?




  
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Sep 09, 2008 05:03 |  #3

Maxxum5 wrote in post #6268941 (external link)
Hmmmmmm. I almost got a "missed feather" appearance from it. And, not sure if you meant it to be out of focus? I like your attempt at making it look blown out...I just think the hair and the background blend too well. Were you trying to focus attention onto her smile? Her smile stands out. Alot. Almost too much to me. Such as teh focus is her smile. Not her eyes.....But again, I like that delicate soft/pastel style. Maybe too much blend with hair and background?

I really don't know how to achieve what I am looking for in this pic. The focus in the original is sharp....I just used a dodging tool to feather the details. I think you are right about me being a bit to aggressive between the hair and background. I will try another pic and keep the focus on her eyes. Thanks for the input!


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Sep 09, 2008 09:34 |  #4

the picture seems less blown out than framed with blown out pp features.


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Sep 09, 2008 10:23 as a reply to  @ ceriltheblade's post |  #5

Whatever the effect, it is NOT flattering at all to the poor girl. She looks ghoulish.




  
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Sep 09, 2008 10:47 |  #6

In high key shots it's usually just the background that gets blown out, not the subject.

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Sep 09, 2008 11:38 |  #7

I don't think this works. I would rather see the BG blown out, and not the girl.


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Sep 09, 2008 15:42 |  #8

Chris71 wrote in post #6272680 (external link)
I don't think this works. I would rather see the BG blown out, and not the girl.

Oh well......back to the drawing board:oops:


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