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Sep 18, 2011 19:41 |  #4441

she is also getting cyborg eyes, are you running portrait professional, or doing the retouching by hand?
image 2 soon is a good one .


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Sep 18, 2011 20:20 |  #4442

Here are a few from a senior I did this weekend. I have been out of this for almost 2 years now but finally got new equipment, it sure feels good to be back at it!

C&C appreciated, I know I'm a little rusty and need it.....

I also don't have a desktop set up to edit on yet so I'm sure the colors may be off because I'm using my Dell laptop right now.

Removed to re-edit....


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Sep 18, 2011 20:36 |  #4443

locky wrote in post #13116047 (external link)
Thanks everybody for the critiques. I will definitely use the tips on my next shoot. Here is another from the same night but different outfit.

Very nice shot. Can't add much to the critique but isn't nice having a huge body of water where the sunsets and be so nice and be used as backdrops. :) Great job.




  
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Sep 18, 2011 21:21 |  #4444
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res wrote in post #13124279 (external link)
Very nice shot. Can't add much to the critique but isn't nice having a huge body of water where the sunsets and be so nice and be used as backdrops. :) Great job.

Thanks!! I am really happy to live as close as I do to Lake Michigan.


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Sep 18, 2011 21:27 |  #4445

Redfire, nice shots but she is good candidate for short lighting. Also her eyes look like she crying a bit.


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Sep 18, 2011 21:28 |  #4446

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that 2nd image is great right off the camera---you dont have to smooth when its not necessary. She has beautiful skin.

Agree.


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Sep 18, 2011 21:31 |  #4447

Couple more from last week. 2-3 mins top on each file. And that is because I am still slow in LR. Only LR defaults with minor skin cleaning and minor exposure adjustment. AB800 in a Kacey beauty dish.

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Sep 19, 2011 07:00 |  #4448

bobbyz wrote in post #13124582 (external link)
Redfire, nice shots but she is good candidate for short lighting. Also her eyes look like she crying a bit.

Thanks Bobby! I agree about short lighting her, can you elaborate on her eyes looking like she is crying?

And for someone who claims their week point is posing you sure do make it look easy.


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Sep 19, 2011 07:03 |  #4449

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Since you have image editing on... here is my hastily edited version of your photo with the subject properly exposed.
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how did you do that? what program? I tried in Aperture and couldn't get it right.

this was my version:

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Sep 19, 2011 07:13 |  #4450

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Underexposed. Steve, ! have a couple of sesions this week with Seniors. Send me a PM if you want to tag along.

yea, I'm all over that! PM sent!


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Sep 19, 2011 08:07 |  #4451

Supersteve911 wrote in post #13126304 (external link)
how did you do that? what program? I tried in Aperture and couldn't get it right.

this was my version:

http://www.flickr.com …/64015127@N06/6​162080635/ (external link)

most of my edits are done in Lightroom (but aperture can do most everything LR can), but since I didn'th have the raw on this file, I just edited it in photoshop.... 3 adjustments were done:

1 brightness/contrast adjustment layer to bump the brightness and lower the contrast a bit. this got your subject exposed correctly.

1 hue/sat/lum adjustment layer to bump the saturation, as it appeared this was a direct dump of the raw file with no fixes done.

i then masked the sky very quickly on the brightness/contrast layer to avoid it getting blown out, and since the saturation layer was on top of that, it also gave the sky a nice saturated look.


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Sep 19, 2011 08:28 |  #4452

Redfire_Cobra wrote in post #13126291 (external link)
Thanks Bobby! I agree about short lighting her, can you elaborate on her eyes looking like she is crying?

And for someone who claims their week point is posing you sure do make it look easy.

Thanks for the nice comments. Regarding eyes, maybe that is how her eyes are. I only mentioned as to me they look when someone is not happy.


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Sep 19, 2011 13:17 as a reply to  @ bobbyz's post |  #4453

My first senior shoot. Mother insisted on the cliche RR tracks...C & C please.


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Sep 19, 2011 14:00 |  #4454

Like the blurred bg and bg colors. Maybe just a touch of flash to provide catch light in the eyes.


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Sep 19, 2011 14:05 |  #4455

thank you very much :)

jmalonear wrote in post #13112580 (external link)
I like the lighting in both, the composition is much better in the 2nd one. The 2nd one is also my favorite, but I think it would have been better without the bubbles. That's just my opinion. But when I see bubbles in a picture I think of younger children. With that being said I think having a senior girl actually blowing the bubbles would be kinda cute. Just a thought! Great start here...Welcome!!




  
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