Daughter's Portrait Meets Photoshop

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  1. stsinner

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    Success? She's three, so posing her is a real fun time. Not.

    Aside from the background, of course...

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    Something is off for me anyway. I tooks like you shot this with a wide angle lens or at a wider angle? her legs look big and out of proportion with the rest of her body.
     
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    i really must say i dont like the pink boa at all....and i agree with the one leg out and the other one tucked it throws off something in proportion for me...definately with me being a fellow red head darker backgrounds dont work for us and going with the light background if intentional was a good choice
     
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    Thanks for the critique.. I don't know about her leg.. I used my 18-55 kit lens, and the only Photoshop techniques I used were, 1. A crop to get her out of the center of the shot, 2. Sharpened, 3. Brightness/contrast adjustment and 4. The frame.

    So not good at all?

    P.S. She was in her dancing outfit that she wears to dance class. She calls it a costume, so she wanted to complete the costume with the boa, and when a three year old doesn't like taking pictures in the first place, if you want a decent smile, you let her wear the boa...
     
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    What kind of lighting did you use? On camera flash fired straight ahead?
     
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    No, I actually used my SB-600 and two umbrella flashes, one on either side of her just in front. They were optical slaves, not nearly as powerful as my SB-600.. I've since learned about stopping it down to fire the slaves with around 1/64 power..
     
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    Post the original.
     
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    Here's the original:


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    And the Photoshop, so you don't have to scroll up-I used the eye dropper tool and took some of her dress to make the frame:

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    The PS version looks very grainy on my screen. And maybe crop out the legs...
     
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    this picture still looks compressed as your shoe shot in your other post. try switching to fine and maybe a darker backround (it will help alot). your lighting looks to be good though (although im not an expert in lighting...)
     

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