Little Brothers Birthday ~CC

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  1. Braomius

    Braomius TPF Noob!

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    I had very very low light to work with, a kit lens + cannon rebel XTI. I used a mirror to bounce the flash off the ceiling :D
     
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    First shot is kinda nice. Facial expression on the kid is unfortunate. Nice light. They all could use a bit of sharpening and a some color balancing.
     
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    sharpening anymore = noise. I did color balance them too, how would I balance it better?
     
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    Noise? Hm. I did a quick pass on them and it really popped. They definitely need more sharpening... I see in the woman's skin that you get some speckling... I assume it's something in her complexion. Now that I look again, these may actually be a touch underexposed, and that's probably not helping. However, I would still do a sharpening pass and then maybe airbrush her skin out a bit.

    On the color balancing.. the first two are just a bit green. 5-7 points towards magenta and I think you're good.
     
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    Yeah I actually do the extra green on purpose, kind of my style but I didnt think it was that noticeable. I did notice a decent different sharpening which is really odd. I did the sharpening in the raw editor and it looked like crap, but in photoshop it doesn't give as much noise
     
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    They're slightly snapshotish, but I like the lighting on the faces. I also like #2.
     
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    I find that a lot of the tools in Photoshop work better than the ones in ACR... contrast, saturation, sharpening... In ACR I tend to stick to dealing with getting the color right and basically working the histogram.

    Interesting on the green... looks "off" to me, but I suppose if you like it...

    EDIT: Actually, now that I look again, the green tint almost makes it look the same tint as "The Matrix" movies during certain scenes. Interesting.
     
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    You worked with the in-built flash of your camera???
    In that case I must underline that you bounced it really well. While the backgrounds might still suggest "family reunion snapshots" to some, the way you worked with the light does not.
     
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    oh wow, I missed that... that is quite imrpessive.
     

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