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Discussion in 'Critique Forum Archives' started by Alison, Feb 9, 2005.

  1. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    This photo comes from wedding that I shot last week, it's part of a series that I posted Here There was just something about the moment of the little girl seeing her fancy hair for the first time that caught my eye. Taken with the 10D and I belive with my 100 macro, bounced flash. Appreciate any feedback or different lighting ideas! I would have like to get around the other side and get a shot of her face in the mirror but the space didn't allow for it.

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    I like the photo and there is no doubt that this young lady is delighted with her hair. I wish there was more DOF to isolate the girl but I think the photo stands well as is.
     
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    Christie Photo No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Very nice! I wish I did it.

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  4. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the comments! Vmann, I agree more DOF would have been nice. I was so afraid she would put the mirror down before I could get the other lens out.
     
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    This photo is amazing. It has so much going for it. I have no problem with the DOF since it helps tell the story of what's happening. I could see this as a print, in a book, but most of all cherished by the bride and groom for years to come.
     
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    i'm going with jadin on this! incredible work and b&w treatment. what settings do you use to achieve this result?
     
  7. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    For black and white conversion I do it slightly different depending on the photo. I usually adjust contrast and saturation on the color version first, then covert either using the channel mixer or with a program called Mystical Tint/Tone/Color which I love. I usually adjust the contrast again when I'm done. I tend to mess with the orange/red tones for people, gives a more contrasty image.
     
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    is this program free for downloading?
     
  9. Alison

    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    Ummmmmm, legally no..... :oops:
     
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    Good picture indeed.

    It may be a matter of individual taste, but i think she looks just a smidgen pale. If you used channel mixer I would drop the red just a bit and bump the green a tad.
     
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    As someone who loves B&W and someone who loves when the subjects are not posing and the shot is "real", I think this is an absolute fabulous capture. I have viewed this picture over and over trying to come up with something to critique, but honestly, I have nothing to critque. Very well done!
     

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