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Jul 29, 2014 22:30 as a reply to  @ post 17060086 |  #6166

From an old photoshoot at the park. Orange gelled strobe (a little too hot) camera right to fake a setting sun, twilight ambient for fill. Almost all Lightroom work, except for a bit of cloning to remove the leash, adding the logo, and making his socks black.

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Jul 31, 2014 13:57 |  #6167

Eric Xu wrote in post #17065104 (external link)
From an old photoshoot at the park. Orange gelled strobe (a little too hot) camera right to fake a setting sun, twilight ambient for fill. Almost all Lightroom work, except for a bit of cloning to remove the leash, adding the logo, and making his socks black.

OT: Pretty sure I had a class at DeAzna with that guy a few years back.


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Aug 13, 2014 22:52 |  #6168

Another portrait edit in Lightroom. To be honest, I wasn't sure I was going to be able to do much with this one, but it turned out much better than I expected. A few new challenges that I hadn't dealt with in Lightroom before.

1) Approximately as shot, with only Lightroom defaults. 5D3, 70-200 f/4L, single Elinchrom in Portalite softbox without front diffuser.

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IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oriD​Ww  (external link) BBB_Cabaret_20140725_2​6004.jpg (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

2. First, some global edits in the Basic panel. Didn't move many sliders, just the significant contributors to "pop."
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/14912600442_475014e6c1_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oHLY​yJ  (external link) Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.27.42 PM (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

3. A couple dozen clicks with Spot Healing tool, removing blemishes on the face and arm (not shown).
IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5568/14912600112_e4a041e821_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oHLY​t3  (external link) Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.28.33 PM (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

4. Go over all the skin with the Soften Skin preset, then pull it down so that there's still texture. The exact amount varies by person, and by the amount of Clarity I already used in the global edit in the Basic panel.
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14912949995_d600862123_o.png
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oHNL​tv  (external link) Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.29.47 PM (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

5. Even out the color and tone of the skin on the arm, to match the face. Her face was SO different than the arm, I couldn't leave it alone.
(image redacted 'cause I hit my 8-image limit, it's in my Flickr stream if you're really curious)

6. Clean up and lighten the dark circles under the eyes, and a few more dark areas. Give a little more definition to the nose. Burn+soften, essentially.
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3872/14909892381_935e7289d9_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oHx6​y2  (external link) Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.30.59 PM (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

7. Try to touch up all the individual veins in the eyes. Photoshop would have made much quicker work of this, but I'm stubborn.
IMAGE: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3922/14909892341_33cf5d5e36_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oHx6​xk  (external link) Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.31.11 PM (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

8. More cleanup in the whites of the eyes.
IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5596/14912949225_9c9496eba8_c.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/oHNL​fe  (external link) Screen Shot 2014-08-13 at 11.31.20 PM (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

9. Final image.
IMAGE: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5563/14726084769_5b11429829_o.jpg
IMAGE LINK: https://flic.kr/p/ori2​Xg  (external link) BBB_Cabaret_20140725_2​6004.jpg (external link) by nathancarter (external link), on Flickr

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Aug 14, 2014 02:18 as a reply to  @ nathancarter's post |  #6169

^^Very nice!


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Aug 15, 2014 19:52 |  #6170

Wow, very cool!!


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Aug 15, 2014 21:29 |  #6171

Thanks, guys :)


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Aug 20, 2014 22:39 |  #6172

I did not realise that you could clean up eyes in LR like that so thanks.




  
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Aug 20, 2014 22:58 as a reply to  @ Mr Luvpants's post |  #6173

Great work Nathan - and a great result! Appreciate your detailed workflow too.


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Aug 22, 2014 09:17 |  #6174

OK this is an older shot that I just revisited. A documentary (as opposed to artistic) architectural shot....

After

IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-QsA8o6DgU-U/U_dHdCDkNzI/AAAAAAAAG6I/SYo_zXUnES4/s800/DM852-2013-07-25-1772.jpg

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Processing
Global adjustments... -24 on exposure, +14 whites -31 blacks, +20 clarity +20 vibrancy, -5 saturation.
-22 saturation on the green in the HSL panel, -29 post crop vignette, enabled lens profile correction, remove chom aber and used the Straighten tool on Auto.

Local adjustments
IMAGE: https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Ky9mDbuwpeI/U_dL60KpxwI/AAAAAAAAG6U/SGz_K8-r8FE/s800/blenz.jpg

IMAGE: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-6BlPqAfneXI/U_dP-07cI_I/AAAAAAAAG6g/Ho3NTx1h7tY/s800/blenz-edits.jpg

local adjustment 6 was just to reduce highlights on the sign to make it less noticeable and 7 was a boost in exposure to brighten the text with a darkening of shadows to keep the sign black.

Lastly I used multiple spot removals to clone clouds from the left of the image over to the empty sky on the right of the image as it was rather bland.

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Aug 22, 2014 11:04 |  #6175

Man, I gotta get converted to LR5 for the straighten tool. I wonder how well it would work for some of the oddball things I've done with the 14mm Rokinon.

Bought CC a few months ago for my wife's needs, but haven't taken the time to convert everything over from LR4 and CS5.1 yet.


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Aug 22, 2014 12:05 |  #6176

The straighten tool isn't perfect. It can't cope with really complex scenes with lots of different angles but for interiors and buildings it is pretty good, and there are a set of manual adjustment sliders available too. The one thing to remember is that you need to frame the subject quite loosely as using the straighten tool will result in the loss of some of the edge areas of the image. It isn't as good as a TS Lens but then it isn't as expensive either.


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Aug 22, 2014 16:32 as a reply to  @ post 17014213 |  #6177

I am new to Light Room. Here is my 1st attempt to make something out of not so great lighting. Cloudy outdoor light plus fluorescent hospital lights. Not to mention a pale mother who just had a C section 2 days prior ;-)a

Oh, and my 2 day old granddaughter is in the middle =)

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Aug 22, 2014 16:44 as a reply to  @ TheMetal's post |  #6178

This one I tried to get rid of her glossy skin around her eyes. She is sporting the vitamin solution they put on newborn eyes. I did various other fixes to make it more appealing. Again horrible hospital lighting. Taken with EOS M 22mm one handed ;-)a

Ella Josephine @ 3 hours old =)

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Aug 22, 2014 16:55 as a reply to  @ TheMetal's post |  #6179

These are just a couple of my favortites that didn't need a lot of work... Just wanted to share... My 1st Granddaughter =)

Taken around 3 hours old. I took one handed while she was in my lap with EOS M 22mm.
Oh, to be that blissful once again...

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Aug 22, 2014 20:31 as a reply to  @ TheMetal's post |  #6180

Remember the rules are to post the before and after along with the modifications made.


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