Digi Cam shoot.

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  1. bace

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    This was me using her brothers Nikon D70.

    I didn't really like the feel of the pics.

    But whatever...

    She was a pretty had model to work with. Took over 300 pics that day.

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  2. JonK

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    Nice shots bace! you need to adjust levels in most of these...they're a bit muddy.
    No. 2 is very nice...I'd just suggest cropping out or cloning out the bright areas to the right as it will make it a much cleaner shot focussing all attention on those beautiful blues ;)
    4, 5 and 6 are also nicely composed, clean shots.
    good work man :D
     
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    i'm not going to run off a bunch of comments regarding these. i'll just firmly state that:

    YOU'RE IN THE WRONG PROFESSION!!!!
     
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    Nicely done...I see you have the knack for photographing people...these are different and interesting shots...all of them! : )
     
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    I agree with what JonK was saying about some of the adjustments. I think you fared much better when you had use of natural light. (#s 2, 6, 7)

    When it's working, though, it's working great! :thumbup:
     
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    I agree also. A few PS adjustments and a little cropping here and there and I think you'd be pleased. I like the last two the best. On the second to last one, if you crop it to 8x10 to drop that board on the right, it would be the stand-out.

    If you are ok with me trying a couple of ideas, let me know.
     
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    By all means. I suck at photo shop.

    That's why I haven't edited any of these. I don't even know what to do.
     
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    i really like these (not just because she's fine), number 2 works well for me and the last two are great. :thumbup:
     
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    mind if i post an adjusted version of #2?
     
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    Please go right ahead, if you wouldn't mind giving a little synopsis of what you did so I can actually learn.

    Thanks.
     
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    1. cropped it - i didn't constrain the ratio for this so it looks a bit skinnier than it should if you want to keep it to standard print ratios.

    2. adjusted levels - pulled the highlight slider in towards the middle til it hit the midtone ramp up (hope that makes sense)

    3. adjusted contrast - new layer >>unsharp mask: amount - 20%, radius - 50, threshold - 0. I then reduced this effect using the opacity slider for that layer; i reduced it to about 35% so it wouldn't be too contrasty.

    4. Unsharp mask to increase sharpness.
     
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    I really like Jon's edit. I usually find I have to revisit my changes, as it's rather easy to go too far the first run through. That's why I do everything I can as layers. I included screen caps of the adjustments I made.

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    I also used smart sharpen on all but Heather5. That one has a bit of noise that became more pronounced.

    You have so many options when doing this kind of work. There is no "right" amount of adjustment. I have found that playing around with different adjustments and crops has helped me "see" better when I'm looking through the viewfinder.
     

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