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  1. Jeffm73

    Jeffm73 TPF Noob!

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    Well, I've never really given much thought to doing portrait work before, but seeing the results that so many of you have produced, I thought I would give it a try.

    I know nothing about editing of skin tones and generally struggle with post processing, so I'd really like to hear what i can do to make this better.

    I appreciate your opinions and want to learn, so please, be honest.

    It's more of a candid shot really.


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    [​IMG]Not sure how much better this is but i cropped it just a bit and added some contrast lowered the red just a little ..... Im sure you will get much more detailed help but this is quick simple edits.

    Actually you did very well it didn't need any of that most likely just a little different look at it. You did well.
     
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    I do like the tighter crop and the added consrat makes all the little details stand out a little more but this is a very nice photograph even as it was. I like it! ;)
     
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    I thought that by now some guru would have come in and done more to it. I thought i would see if I could get rid of that one large line. Hope you dont mind. Im not real good at this but if you go slow and be careful you can beat me to death with it.

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  5. Jeffm73

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    Thanks Mysteryscribe.

    I like your edit job. I wasn't sure that the tight crop would work, but it does look really nice. I never really know just how much contrast to add. I guess it just takes some playing around with.

    It does look better without that large line.

    Thanks for your time.
     
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    Thanks Kathi.

    It's a new world for me.
     
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    JIP No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    This is just not a good angle for this subject.
     
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    I had a go at it as well.

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    Can you elaborate some? What would you have done differently?

    I'm all about learning.
     
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    Asa general rule try and shoot into the shadow side of the face. But, rules are meant to be broken.
     
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    Reduced the saturation, used gradient map to get B/W

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  12. Jeffm73

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    Thanks for the advice, but I'm not sure I understand what you mean about the shadow side?


    I like your first edit on this, but I'm not sure about the second.
     

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