1st model shoot

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  1. dezmaas

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    HI...Here is a shot I took on my first shoot with a model. I added the sunlight effect with Paintshop Pro..all comments welcome.

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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I think the added effects are distracting attention away from the model. I'd like to see it without the effects.
     
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    Sunburst or lens flare are very commonly used in either photoshop or paint shop. That said, The effect you have created is good but a bit over-used. Also in my opinion, it may be a touch on the bright side. Have you got the original photo without the effect?
    But, like i said. You have created a good picture.
     
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    Yeah, I still have the original photo without the effects.
     
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    ditto, you cant see her face. she almost looks similar to Anna Kournikova..

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    Here is the original:

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    Yeah! She looks like Anna :)
    I think I've to meet her soon ;)

    Dez your idea about the lens flare is good...but to keep the photo out of impurity you can avoid them for now :)
     
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    I like it better without the flare. It's low on contrast, though. I would set the black point (using levels) so that her dress has some actual black in it. This might look interesting as a high-contrast image, since there isn't much light on the front of her. If that doesn't work for you, you could try a reflector to bounce the light coming in the window back on to her face.

    Backlighting is fun, but tricky.
     
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    Experimenting is what photography is all about!
     
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    I agree that there's too much flare. But I get the idea. The sun showing through behind the blinds would be interesting. This is probably too much contrast, but, screw it.

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    This stock lighting from Paint Shop kinda frames it, although I probably wouldn't use it:
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    WoW! How you did that ???!!!???
     
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    Which one? The top one was just adjusted brightness and contrast. I also put in the same lens flare that he did in the upper left corner, just turned down the settings a bit - that lit up her face some.

    The second one is the same shot, but those lights in the corners are a prefabricated effect in Paint Shop. I didn't really have to do anything. I thought it looked different, so I stuck it on there.
     

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