high contrast

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  1. errant_star

    errant_star TPF Noob!

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    pic of my sister i converted to b&w, upped the contrast, added a slight diffuse glow and bluish tint


    am I alone in liking the high contrast of it? figure I'd like some feedback before i show her

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    thanks in advance for all comments :D

    blown out areas intentional btw
     
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    I think its a great photo. Has a cool feeling to it.. I'm thinking of some word, but can't get it right now.. Maybe later..

    Besides the contrast (which I like).. I think her expression is great.. I think she'll like it.
     
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    Very good, but I think that the shadow around her spoils it slightly.
     
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    It can be a neat effect, but with it lit directly from the front it looks like an accident, like so often happens with on-camera flash. I think it would come out better with lighting from the side.
     
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    I agree!
     
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    thanks for your comments & suggestions mark c, chrism & sillyphaunt :D

    I totally agree with the shadow but we were limited in lighting ... no on camera flash but overhead ceiling light and a floor lamp were used ... will have to try and even it out next time!
     
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    I like it. :)

    Maybe crop the image to it even it up a bit.
    It looks like the photo has gone a shade of blue aswell. :?
     
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    I love blown out skin tones. As was mentioned the lighting should have better direction and a little softer. Try one without the difuse glow and use Gausian blur instead.
     
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    thanks xmetal ... the bluish tinge was intentional

    craig ... thanks as well and i will try the gaussian blur and my use of lighting has a long way to go but i'm learning
     
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    nice pic, is she single? ;)

    I agree with gaussian blur perhaps use it in conjunction with d. glow. I like the positioning of shot in the lower corner.

    I agree with the shadows, don't think a reshoot is nessessary for this you can probably tweak the shadows out here in pshop. Good shot!
     
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    errant_star, is this photo OK to edit?
     
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    be my guest Chrism

    sorry vannagy ... she isn't single ... engaged to be married this summer! :D thanks for the suggestions as well
     

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