beginner portrait type c&c

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  1. syphlix

    syphlix TPF Noob!

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    hi there -

    just got my first dslr a week and half ago and been reading a lot about photography since (theres so much stuff about photo'ing i never knew existed)

    can i get some comments on this picture so i know what to work on?

    thanks!

    does this look like a snapshot?


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  2. Markw

    Markw No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Better lighting on the face would have been good. It is a tad out of focus and noisy. The ghost woman in the background is a tad distracting also. Nice bokeh in the background, though. The cap shouldnt be cropped off either. Overall, it needs some work. Youre getting the composition concept though. Try shooting some shots in bright lighting.

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    Did some PP in LR. If you want I'd do the original.
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  4. syphlix

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    ah true... would have been better w/out the ghost woman i didn't even notice that... theres actually 2 of them (1 is behind his chin)

    is bokeh actually something i can control or is that all in the lens?

    ah ok yea i guess i framed it bad w/ the cap...

    when you say better lighting... is it bc of the shadows on his face?

    redtip what did you change? is that more saturated colors and higher contrast? i'm never sure what to really do in PP all i've been doing is messing w/ temperature a little bit and maybe some contrast and the such
     
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    I did:
    White balance
    auto exposure
    +50 clarity
    +25 vibrancy
    100 noise reduction
    -100 lens correction
    Tone Curve- strong contrast
    General- Punch

    In light room
     
  6. syphlix

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    oh ok i'll mess with this a little tonight when i get home
     

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