Dog Portrait for C&C

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  1. DogGoneGood

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    Hi all, I took this photo earlier today, and tweeked it a bit in Photoshop. Looking for some feedback on it, thanks. :)

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    I like it!

    But for some reason I don't like the fact that I cannot tell where exactly the dog is looking... If his/her eyes are fixed at the camera, or at you. For some reason that is the first thing that came to mind... I don't know why though. Just me.
     
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    I like it. How did you get the eyes to look so dark and glassy? Just the lighting?
     
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    Thanks guys!

    They were already a bit glassy. I used Photoshop to adjust the brightness and contrast of them, and then sharpened them up a bit.
     
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    Maybe you should try sharpening up the whole image. It would really make the hair "pop".
     
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    I test that out on a lot of my photo's, but most of the time, it turns the hair grainy. I tried it with this photo, it didn't have a 'popping' affect, so much as it did a grainy affect. The sharpen tool can be a tricky thing sometimes. :lol:
     
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    very sweet pic.. just would have liked it more if not so close up... just a speck back...
     
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    Thanks. The original isn't that close up, it's a bit further back. I cropped it closer because I accidentally got a corner of the door mat in the frame. :lol:
     
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    I really like this... I think the dog has a great expression. Really sweet!
     

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