Child's Glamour Portrait

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  1. bowronfam3

    bowronfam3 TPF Noob!

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    I was testing out some new lighting today, and thought this test shot actually came out pretty decent. I wanted to see what some other folks thought.

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    I think his face is too bright. You can fix that in PS or any type of photo editing program.
     
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    or you can fix it where the problem lies, in the exposure. fix it in camera, don't salvage a mediocre photograph, get it right the first time.

    for a young white kid, i would spot meter the skin at about +2/3 of a stop
     
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    too bad you mentioned it was a test. Why not pretend it was your intention to make it look this way? :D
    'Cause I like it like this. The overexposure blows out some facial features, and then puts all the attention to the eyes, making them these big dark buttons that stare at you. :thumbup:


    pascal
     
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    While I think you dealt well with the initial mistake (overexposure), that bar of light in his big eyes bothers me a bit. What is the new light you were testing? It is oblong and that shows right next to your boy's pupils and it is very different from all I have seen before ... and kind of distractive.
     
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    Thanks so much for all the comments everyone! As far as the overexposure that was done on purpose. I wanted a very overexposed almost high key look to it in the fact that it takes away a lot of facial features. The light I was testing...my God...this is sooo embarrassing...:blushing:...I was using the light bar from our fishtank! LOL! Ghetto...I know, but I was just experimenting. I don't own any photography lights, and really can't afford any right now. Thanks again for the comments, though guys!
     
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    the light looks pretty hard. if thats what you are going for its a good shot it reminds me a little of how in the old days they would use a hard, direct light to make a dramatic look for a hollywood movie star.

    You should try using photoshop to make the shot look older 30's or 40's style however the perspective may make it a bit difficult.


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    Maybe I'm missing something here, but, pray, what is 'glamour' about this photo?
     
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    I beg to differ. It is actually very difficult to fix blown out areas without turning them an un-natural gray.

    I actually like this though. I've always had a thing for high key lighting.
     
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    Cutie boy.
     

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