Kaylee for C&C

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  1. rub

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    Looking for some C&C on this image. I know its not perfect, but Im not sure of the best way to improve it or if its just gotta go. Her hair is cut off on top, so I am thinking maybe a closer crop? And are the hot spots too distracting? C&C is appreciated.

    Edit - Added a cropped version. Not sure how I feel about it yet...

    Thanks,
    Kristal

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  2. stevemunoz

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    I really like this photo, but if I had to nitpick, I would say it is a tad to bright for my taste. Was this naturally lit? If you used flash, just tone it down a bit, and if the right side gets to dark, just use a reflector to bounce a little light to fill in for the reduced flash power.

    Steve
     
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    Personally I like both. They aren't too bright on my calibrated monitor. (You have some bright light on the shoulder by the window, but I can still see shadow detail).
    Beautiful skin tones!
     
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    Love them BOTH, but #2 just Pops, its Amazing!
     
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    #2 is my favorite. I think it was a great Idea to crop out the blurry arm. Takes away from the gorgeous eyes. Good Job!
     
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    I do like'em both.

    Is it just me, or does her hair top left above here eye look like the spot of focus?
     
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    I really like this picture, both versions. The lighting looks great to me and it appears that there's a very slightly brighter line going horizontaly right across the nose that just drags the attention right to her eyes, and it works really well.

    I'm really gonna go far here to give you some suggestions and all should be fairly easy fixes. Try using a clone brush really carefully and up close to get rid of some of those hairs that are going against the others. Also there's a couple of very small and faint freckels or something on her forehead that can be easily taken out.

    Still an excellent shot!
     
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    Yeah... the arm had to go. The posing of the hand/arm is week.... awkward looking and not believable.

    What this shot REALLY needed was a longer focal length.

    I think the lighting is pretty good... interesting expression too.

    -Pete
     
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    Both work for me but, #2 is much more intimate.
     
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    The crop is an improvement but still feels kind of awkward. The arm definitely had to go, since it's kind of hot and pulls attention away from the face big time. And as Christie mentioned the posing is weak and unnatural. I would even sugest cropping tighter and right down the line of her nose.
     
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    Definitely an improvement, the arm was distracting. Only thing I'd say is the highlights on the nose are just a tad to much IMO.
     
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    Her crooked teeth are yellow and are bothering me. Maybe photoshop them whiter and straight.
     

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