Backyard Candid

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by JenR, May 26, 2007.

  1. JenR

    JenR TPF Noob!

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    I would love some feedback on this photo. I've been trying to work on exposure lately. How did I do? What's good? What's not so good? What's downright awful? Thanks!!

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    Clearly a keeper.
    The subject really engages the viewer.
    Compo nice (altho if there is a little more frame on her right, that would be better)
    Sharpness is looks right on. Hair detail and background is terrific.

    It needs a little touchup for the small magenta color cast, lighten up eyes a little and a little work on the shirt to tone it down.

    Some work on the full-res original and this will be a treasure.

    (as a personal bias I would crop this to fit in 8 x 10 [crop to 7.75 x 9.75 and add a .25 inch frame] to remove some of the shirt)
     
  3. NJMAN

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    This is about as good as it gets. Great job on post processing. Although, I agree the skin might be a little too pink (magenta cast as Traveler said).

    Cute subject. Very well done! :D

    NJ
     
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    That magenta cast remark may be wrong.
    I tried playing with it some and am not making it any better.
    There is something minor wrong with the color but I am at a loss right now.
     
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    Believe it or not, autocolor fixed it, but I still can't pick out why I can't.
    Any hints from smarter people than me?
     
  6. NJMAN

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    Try this as a black and white also. I think it would really enhance the atmosphere of the photo.
     
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    I was able to achieve roughly the same result by isolating the face, then applying a hue/saturation mask, then selectively increasing both the hue and saturation for the yellow channel by about 15 pixels each. But I am definitely not smarter when it comes to touching up color issues. ;)

    NJ
     
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    What a great capture, and I agree that her expression is so engaging. Even though the shirt is a big bright it really doesn't detract from her face. I think you've done a very nice job with this one!
     
  9. JenR

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    Thank you all so much for your comments! Based on your suggestions, I have played with this a little more...

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    Thanks for the help!

    ~jen
     
  10. NJMAN

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    This is really good as a B&W! :thumbup:

    NJ
     
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    I really like this pic in B&W.
     
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    I love pictures that aren't overly cluttered. This one is great with just 3 elements- the face, the white shirt and the background wood. I really like it.
     

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