First Bridal Shots .......

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  1. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Still making selections and edits, but here's a few from my first bridal shoot attempt.



    images deleted because of rude comments about the model



    Hopefully a few more will be keepers.​

    Thanks for looking. Comments welcomed. Critique appreciated.​
     
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2010
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    your lighting is a touch masculine. I can see your key light in the shots is brighter

    #1, 3 you got the detail of her makeup. she looks like an orange. women put on makeup to hide their pores, not so you can make them show. light evenly so you don't get this

    you also cut off part of her head in #3. women have their hair done special for weddings, don't cut it off so she can show it off

    #2 I like the idea, but I would have had her peering over her shoulder. the shoot is of her, not the wall

    #4- too dark. way too dark. there's nothing of her that's light and part of the dress turned blue it's so dark
     
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    In Aperture/LR, drag the definition slider all the way to the bottom to smooth out the skin and give it a softer look. If that doesn't do the trick on the skin, try your hand at skin smoothing in photoshop. There's tons of detailed "how to's" if you've never done it before.

    Composition wise, they could all use some work. I think the third is the best for her face but the crop seems a bit tight and odd for my likings. The other two, she's too shadowed and doesn't have enough light highlighting what should be highlighted; her dress and her face.
     
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    how does she look in real life?

    She has a TON of makeup on, I mean like way too much, it almost looks gross, but if that is how she is in real life, that is how she is....

    Don't get the spread em shot on the wall, is she being arrested? lol
     
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    Also just noticed the gap-tooth. Depending on how self confident/conscious she is, I'd edit that out. Sometimes girls would much rather a picture of themselves that isn't an accurate representation of them, but that's your job. Make them happy.
     
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    The only photo that really works is number 1. However, as others have mentioned, something need to be done about her skin.
     
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    I wouldnt touch the tooth but I would smooth out her skin
     
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    I like the two close in portraits, I think it shows her personality as being warm, cute and a little cheeky. Very well done, first bridals but you have some talent with portraits? The last one with the deep shadow doesn't hit it for me but playing with deep shadows and including them can be quite rewarding. The skin thing others are mentioning looks to me like a severe case of oversharpening. Try processing them with a lot less sharpening and even maybe a reduced opacity layer of gaussian blur. Girls dont care about sharpness, they want to look pretty.
     
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    no, it's the bright lighting. you'll notice the brightest areas with the most reflection have the most skin detail showing. the sharpeness is perfect in her hair and eyes
     
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    ++1

    The closer shots are composed quite well IMO, just smooth out the skin...fix the tooth...and even out the skin tone. :)
     
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    #2 is simply a bad shot.... It looks like she is getting arrested. And the half visible tatoo is tacky.
     

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