Critique and Opinons Wanted: The Infamous Red Sunglasses

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  1. Tsimiri

    Tsimiri TPF Noob!

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    So this was more a fluke shot the other day, seeing what my new sunglasses looked like on film. So after I looked at it, I obviously did some photoshop work on it. The question is, what do you guys think of it? I also had some red lipstick on that is almost the same color, should I bring that in to tie it to the picture?

    Also trying to bring in the red from the lips was very difficult because it blended in with the skin a bit. Any tips?? Anybody who would like to revise this picture is welcome.

    -Fiona


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    yes try it with the lips colored. and crop 1/2inch (10mm) off-of the top of the picture.
     
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    Try a reshoot tilting your head back slightly. I would like to see the light source closer to the eye. That may also light your lips a little better. Play around with the poses under the light. You are on to something.
     
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    try it with color red lips color and edit the hair side in photoshop for more finer effect..
     
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    you are difinately on to something. all the advice given above i would agree with.

    Maybe if you add a feather of about 2 pixels this could help when doing the selective colouring of the lips
     
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    What's been said already basically - crop the top down a bit to lose some of that wasted space, try and do a colour match on the lips. Perhaps if you're gonna reshoot - wear black sleeves to hide your arms? There's a shot there though - I like the expression and the idea.

    Rob
     
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    if you are going to make the lips red make hte lenses black and white to balance it out.
     
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    i would like to see the forehead and the nose a little less bright and the eye brows in higher contrast. The intensity of the spot on the right glass detracts me.
     
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    Wow, I hadn't even seen that spot from the light on the glasses. Thank you guys for your opinions and time.

    -Fiona
     
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    I'm not a fan of partially colored images, so I won't comment on that part, but I think a longer focal length would help a lot. Wide angles distort faces, so here you have "egg-head" and your ears are small. That makes it harder to do self-portraits, but I think it's worth the effort.
     

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