how do i make a picture "pop"..help needed..

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  1. flashgordio

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    this one is straight off camera. needs colour adjusting but i cant get it right... the hair colour is ok but clothes are a bit washed out...help please..

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    actually hair is not as fiery as it should be in this pic
     
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    Personally it's way to over exposed to salvage, the faces are too blown out to get much back I would find a similar picture to work with.
    So really my suggestion is to check exposure before shooting.
    Sorry...
     
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    nah, I think it is totally workable. I do think it's a bit over-exposed, but the skin and face don't appear to be blown. I would boost the contrast a bit, set your black point, and maybe mess with your saturation as well.

    I'm not on my editing computer, but if you would like I would be happy to do a quick edit later to give an example.
     
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    nate that would be good..if you could take the time to do that.. ive done some work on some of the others in shoot but cant get it right..another perspective would be a huge help. ta
     
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    sure thing... I'll do a quick rendition later this evening (well, evening for me... I'm not sure what time it is for you guys out there).
     
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    2 edits for you
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    Total workable.

    Quick edit in LR:
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    If you have LR, I can show you exactly what I did (which wasn't much, and was really easy).

    With a larger file or the RAW, you could do more.


    EDIT

    Somethings not right. Doesn't look the same as it did in LR... (First time that's ever happened for me.)

    Let me double check the color space I have it set to...lol.
     
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    I had a go at it too using PhotoScape a free download.


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    LR???
    picture looked different when i downloaded it too.

    i seem to be photoing a load of ginger kids lately and i have a real problem getting the colours right... is this just me...
     
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