Am I over-PP?

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  1. jenn76

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    I have been re-analyzing my techniques lately as I am trying to train my eye and learn more... So this is a photo I previously had in B&W, and have done some more editing... am I going overboard with the PP or is it ok?
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    I don't mind the sepia-esque caste, but the blurred vignette really doesn't work for me.
     
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    I appreciate the response. I guess I was trying to make up for using my 18-55 and not having the more shallow DOF I wanted. :)
     
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    Okay, so why shoot at f9 at 33mm? Why not shoot wide open at 55mm and separate your subject a little further from the background? These are the sorts of issues that crop in 'full-auto' shooting. I'd recommend either full manual, or aperture priority, taking care to make sure that your shutter speeds don't fall below 1/125. And why, why, why shoot at ISO 800??? :confused:
     
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    This was done when I only shot in auto... I'm just now trying to learn about manual settings. I'm taking a class that starts in a couple weeks, so I've been reading to try to get a head start. It's been almost 15 years since I learned the technical side of things on my Minolta film SLR! ;)
     
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    Gotcha! :thumbup:
     
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    Jenn if you want to photoshop a deeper DOF you need to select the kids in this pic, then select inverse and apply a lens blur to taste. IF you post an original without the vingette I will show you what I am talking about.....
     
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    Here's the original... now you see why I had to PP!:confused:
     
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    Oops! Would help if I'd attach it!

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    Here is a quick attempt.....

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    Ok and here is my quick B&W treatment...

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    Ok I decided the legs looked funny so how about as a close up?

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