A couple for CC

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by ToadMum, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. ToadMum

    ToadMum TPF Noob!

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    I know the faces are dirty... neighbor gave my girls ice cream from Sonic... but I'm looking for feedback on my focusing, exposure and white balance.

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  2. Robin Usagani

    Robin Usagani Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    They look good on my iphone
     
  3. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I think they are a tad under exposed. I personally like to see children's images a tad on the bright side.

    They could also use a levels or curves adjustment.

    I see that your images are ok to edit, so I went ahead and did <10 secs on the first..
    Added exposure, corrected levels.

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    Might also need a tad Unsharp Mask as well.
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  4. oldmacman

    oldmacman TPF Noob!

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    Yikes. I'm not lovin' this edit. Too much saturation and sharpening, imo. I actually don't mind the OP's originals. If you want to go lighter though, how about something more like this?
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    - just duplicate the layer
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    - masked the background
     
  5. oldmacman

    oldmacman TPF Noob!

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    I forgot to mention in my last post that the light source seems to be hitting her full front. Try establishing some direction lighting from one side, either with natural light, a reflector, or fill. Otherwise focusing and WB seem to be fine.
     
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    DanFinePhotography TPF Noob!

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    little awkward facial expressions...but overall, nice shots. Might be a tad underexposed
     
  7. bigtwinky

    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Odd... all I did was open the image with CS4, up the exposure and adjust the levels. No sharpening and no saturation... :/

    I do like your edit though :)
     
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    Adjusting the levels will affect the saturation. Maybe the look of sharpness is more due the middle of the face becoming much brighter than the shadows on the two sides. No worries, it just wasn't my taste.
     

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