Kyndra in a Corset - Are these retouched too much?

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  1. RushNP774

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    I just tried my hand with studio work again at a local camera club meeting a few days ago, and would love some feedback. I've only been doing this for a month or two, and definitely still have much to learn. After a few minutes in Photoshop trying some new techniques, here is what I got:



    1) High-contrast B&W

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    2) Lightly smoothed, slightly subdued skin tones
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    3) Brighter skin for a bit of pop
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    Honest critiques and feedback are appreciated. Thanks!
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    I dont think they are, but have you seen some of my posts??? We all have different taste levels. For me I think they could use a little punching up, too boring for my taste. I have a few ideas if you wouldnt mind me editing a couple
     
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    With that said above... i do LOVE #1 :)
     
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    No, I haven't seen your posts, but would love to see some of your images. I especially thought two was a bit flat, but just couldn't get anything I liked or that didn't look fake, so I left the PP modest. I have no problem with you posting some of your ideas. It's always good to get fresh ideas for your work. It'd be appreciated.

    Thanks! That seems to be the common consensus (and my opinion too). Sometimes I just get lucky and get a good one :mrgreen:
     
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    Pretty girl, and I love #1!

    And in my opinion, #2 could use a little more contrast to it.
     
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    I'll play around with the contrast to see if I can't get anything better.

    Should the crop be changed at all?
     
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    They seem fine to me! I can't think of anything you could do to it. Perhaps if #1 was a little more side-weighted? I'm not sure though, I'd have to see.
     
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    Here is a higher-contrast version to this post. Still unsatisfied with it. Is it even worth keeping?

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    I like it! It looks much better! My only other suggestion would be to play with the levels... even out the histogram a bit. And perhaps add a warming filter on it. (Images>Adjustments> Photo Filter) If 20 % isn't enough bring it all the way to 80% and work your way down.
     

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