Doll Face

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  1. alannahrose

    alannahrose TPF Noob!

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    This is one of my pictures in my portfolio for my first semester of photography school. If you're interested, the rest is posted on my blog- AlannahRosePhotography.blogspot.com. Any suggestions? =] I'll post the original if anyone wants.

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  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The skin smoothing isn't doing it for me. I get that you were going for a smooth 'doll face'...but I think there could be a lot of improvements to your PP technique.
     
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    I'd like to see the OG.
     
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    Your lighting is pretty good, and the multiple catchlights from the small lights looks interesting and different. But I think Big Mike's really hit the crux of the matter--the PP on the shot just isn't working to advance the shot.

    Big Mike BTW, posted a link to a really good tutorial on using Gaussian Blur and High Pass filter in combo for smoothing skin without a lot of hassles, and I'm going to repost the link here because I think the techniques in this tutorial would make your shot look much better.

    Skin Retouching Tutorial Pt 2 - Photography Reviews, How-To, and Galleries of Digital Grin

    Skin Retouching Tutorial Pt 2 - Page 2 - Photography Reviews, How-To, and Galleries of Digital Grin

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    Original-

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    Agreed. It looks soft instead of smooth.

    Other than that, I like the image. It makes me think of the movie "Cabaret" and I like that.
     
  7. DerekSalem

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    I honestly can't look at it for more than a few seconds...creepy to me lol

    but overall I'd say you probably hit what you were going for. Skin seems soft instead of smooth (like others have said), but I honestly think some of that might have been due to the makeup used. Try a slightly more shiny/reflective coating on her skin to make it look more plastic. Then it won't seem as soft but it will still be very smooth.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I think there are too many catchlights in the eyes.
     
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  10. alannahrose

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    Thanks for the advice everyone. I actually spent a couple hours on this one. It was mostly very detailed work. I did the best with what I have learned so far in classes.


    I would really prefer it if people didn't edit my pictures though. That's why I have it set to "My photos Are NOT OK to Edit."


    And yes I did get the look I was trying to. I was going for very creepy and I didn't mind the rest of the face being out of focus because I wanted the attention to go to the eyes and lips. Thanks everyone.
     

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