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Old Oct-14-2007, 10:31 PM
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Part 1 - Senior Portrait
Couple of pics from my shoot today. I'll post more as I process them.

(posted some more of her pics here)



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Old Oct-15-2007, 04:16 AM
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I love what you have done with your lighting of her face and hair. Great catch lights, too.
Nice background in the color shot, but not distracting, imho.
A little too dim at her neck line, maybe -- that's about all I can criticize -- beautiful girl like that, that area is probably an asset...
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:26 AM
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Gorgeous shots!!
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Old Oct-15-2007, 09:04 AM
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Nice shots. The first one is my favorite.
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Old Oct-15-2007, 09:40 AM
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These are totally cool shots! It does not hurt to have such a beautiful subject, but truly the BW conversion looks very nice and smooth, and the expression in #1 is quite captivating. Thanks for sharing. Cool shots. I need to practice getting shots like these!

gassho,

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Old Oct-15-2007, 10:11 AM
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i cant put the finger on it but # 2 attracts me
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Old Oct-15-2007, 10:22 AM
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I really love the background on #1. The foreground isn't so bad either :)
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:17 PM
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I love what you have done with your lighting of her face and hair. Great catch lights, too.
Nice background in the color shot, but not distracting, imho.
A little too dim at her neck line, maybe -- that's about all I can criticize -- beautiful girl like that, that area is probably an asset...
Thanks pocket!
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:17 PM
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Gorgeous shots!!
Thank you adpace, I appreciate it.
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:18 PM
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Nice shots. The first one is my favorite.

Preciate it... thank's for looking
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:20 PM
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These are totally cool shots! It does not hurt to have such a beautiful subject, but truly the BW conversion looks very nice and smooth, and the expression in #1 is quite captivating. Thanks for sharing. Cool shots. I need to practice getting shots like these!

gassho,

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Thanks Nacho, and on the subject.
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:21 PM
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i cant put the finger on it but # 2 attracts me
Thanks Chris, sounds like I did my job right!
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:22 PM
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I really love the background on #1. The foreground isn't so bad either :)

Thanks
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:26 PM
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Old Oct-15-2007, 05:49 PM
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great pics and love the bw-

Thanks George, that means a lot. Love your work.
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Old Oct-15-2007, 06:20 PM
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I also think the lighting, poses. and BG are nice in both, but the post processing seems to be a bit heavy handed. There is very little if any skin texture left, and the first shot is WAY red. I think you could lighten up some on the skin treatment, preserve some texture and still achieve the "glamour" look. The red needs to be toned down considerably. There is a good tutorial on skin tones here:

http://www.smugmug.com/help/skin-tone


For the skin texture, you could use the original and this version each as a seperate layer and then adjust opacity to bring enough of the original through to lose the clay-mation look. Or....set one as a mask and paint the effect in selectively.

I hope this is helpful crtique!!

Thanks for sharing!!
Old Oct-15-2007, 06:46 PM
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I also think the lighting, poses. and BG are nice in both, but the post processing seems to be a bit heavy handed. There is very little if any skin texture left, and the first shot is WAY red. I think you could lighten up some on the skin treatment, preserve some texture and still achieve the "glamour" look. The red needs to be toned down considerably. There is a good tutorial on skin tones here:

http://www.smugmug.com/help/skin-tone


For the skin texture, you could use the original and this version each as a seperate layer and then adjust opacity to bring enough of the original through to lose the clay-mation look. Or....set one as a mask and paint the effect in selectively.

I hope this is helpful crtique!!


Thanks for sharing!!

Thanks for looking...

Let's just say, this is the way I want them to look. Not looking for accurate skin tone here, I'm well aware of how to do that... I've provided that on some of the other shots. YMMV
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Old Oct-15-2007, 08:54 PM
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Great pics, good lighting. The only thing I notice is a little blotchiness on the forehead that could be smoothed out.
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Old Oct-15-2007, 09:50 PM
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Great pics, good lighting. The only thing I notice is a little blotchiness on the forehead that could be smoothed out.

Yep, your right... (BTW, that's shadows from her hair, but needed to be removed. I have now removed them.)

Guess I'm just tired and didn't spend tons of time on the pics to make them perfect. Just got back in town and wanted to post them.


Thanks for looking and your comments.
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Old Oct-16-2007, 03:33 AM
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I absolutely love that B&W image. That has huge impact. I think the lady will love it as well - don't know about the mother though, they tend to be a little more traditional in their likes. But, wow, love that B&W image!
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