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Jan 05, 2011 13:00 |  #1

I was spending some time with a friend over the holidays and I was asked to take photos of her niece impromptu. Selective color isn't really my cup of tea but the mother was pretty adamant about a black and white image with colored headband. Here is what I got:

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Jan 05, 2011 13:03 |  #2

I like it, but maybe turn down the saturation of the headband a bit.


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Jan 05, 2011 13:19 |  #3

Yeah I think you are right about that, thanks!


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Jan 05, 2011 14:37 |  #4

Wow. BANG! I agree turn down the saturation here.




  
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Jan 05, 2011 15:13 |  #5

old: This is what the head band looked like straight out of the camera.

IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/5328295452_f9026701ae_b.jpg
new (I didn't spend much time on the rest of the baby, just got the basic idea) Is it better this way? Too much? Not enough? It seems off to me, I don't know.
IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5128/5328295446_3235fa2a12_b.jpg
Here is another color morph
IMAGE: http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5290/5327726259_72ca0277bb_b.jpg

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Jan 05, 2011 15:19 |  #6

I'm sorry but this really isn't working for me. I really really dislike selective color, but not just that, the baby is at an awkward angle, and there's something odd going on with the contrast that I can't really put my finger on it. Like the edges around the baby, and in the crack of the arm are super sharp and black, and then the skin looks washed out and texture-less if that makes sense. I know people still ooh and ahh over selective color, but I flat out refuse to do it. lol Hope I'm not being too harsh...not meaning to be at all, just wanted to offer some CC for next time maybe.


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Jan 05, 2011 15:26 |  #7

"friends don't let friends to selective coloring...."


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Jan 05, 2011 15:27 |  #8

No I completely agree. I hate selective color. It was all the mom really seemed to care about though. Since I agree with your taste, and simply don't care for it in general, I don't have much of any experience doing it. So I'm asking for advice on getting it as right as I can. I could add some texture back in the skin of the baby to. It's a pretty heavy gausian blur. I think I went as far as 50.


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Jan 05, 2011 15:30 |  #9

Could you post the sooc?


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Jan 05, 2011 15:37 |  #10

straight out of camera:

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Jan 05, 2011 17:34 |  #11

Selective colouring is almost as out of style as selective colour bashing is.


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Jan 05, 2011 17:49 |  #12

James P wrote in post #11580612 (external link)
Selective colouring is almost as out of style as selective colour bashing is.

This.

Honestly what's wrong with selective coloring if someone likes it? Like other techniques some people will like it, others won't, but I think that the majority of people who don't know much about photography will like it just because it looks cool.

Keep the skin like it looks in the old version, and keep the headband less saturated/sooc?


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Jan 05, 2011 17:58 |  #13

James P wrote in post #11580612 (external link)
Selective colouring is almost as out of style as selective colour bashing is.

Was this directed at me? I certainly wasn't trying to bash, just offering my opinion.

Anyways, to the OP, I think you have a solid sooc. I will come back and play later if that's ok. :)


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Jan 05, 2011 18:06 |  #14

I did a quick edit on this one.......

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Muted selective color......you can also do a muted de-sat so that you dont loose all the color from the orig too....... I think this is what was trying to be explained here to ya.....LOL

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Jan 05, 2011 18:49 as a reply to  @ RichardA's post |  #15

Love the sooc!!!


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