3 portraits... CC Please - Need to know how I am doing on sharpness.

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  1. zendianah

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    I posted a new color picture of yaya and Rylee..

    Please see NEW BW of the picture (1) - Its HDRish - Any thoughts,,, Shows lots of Yaya's wrinkles... Ya YA is what Rylee calls her grandmother
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    2. Yes my son needs braces :) This one is a little soft I thought it was funny

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    colorful pacifier in #1 is a nice contrast
     
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    Very nice.. The children are extremely photogenic! You did a very nice job with composition and cropping. As far as sharpness goes, I really like the way you are going about sharpening the image, then coming in with a "soft tones." It works really well, and looks nice. It adds a "mood" to the photo.. In fact, would you mind sharing what you're using to accomplish this effect?
     
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    I'd watch out for the soft focus in the second one. I like the dof in the third too, I'm not sure if it was [like I usually shoot them] a happy accident.

    I prefer the natural look of the skin tones in older people. I think it gives a character to the print. I'd tell "mom" that she looks beautiful just like you photographed her and any playing with the skin tones would be "pestering perfection". ;o)
     
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    Thats what I told her. I love wrinkles on older people. In her younger years she looked like Susanne Sarandon... I still think she is beautiful the way she is!

    The third was a happy accident! u guessed it!

    2nd pic - I agree with what you said... I think I may have over noised ninjed it.. I just liked my 10 year old being like ewww.. get away nanny and her being nanny .. :)
     
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    Thank you !!

    Im not a PS wiz at all.. so Im sure there are MUCH better ways !

    I used the clone tool at 40% thats about it. I over did it on my MIL because she was sitting here saying.. make me look young.. I HATTTEEE doing that.

    Then I use a high pass sharpening technique from Scott Kelbys book PSCS2 for Digital Photographers.

    I dodge a bit on the eyes... just a tad on a seperate layer. I'm still learning ..
     
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    thank you! Shes my only one that has had a paci!
     
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    bump... common peeps what do you think of the B&W?
     
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    A wrinkleless face like that is very unnatural and photoshopping is way over done. The trick is to do it in such a way that it is not obvious, unless you're in the fashion industry. The easiest way is to just do what you did on a separate layer and then take the opacity down a touch so the wrinkles look through but appear younger.
     
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    any of the PP you've done is overdoing it. Do not get rid of the wrinkles...but number 2 makes things just....far worse. The contrast is too much for this type of shot, and makes both subjects kind of freaky.
     
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    thank you !
     
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    thanks for commenting
     

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