My little helper....

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  1. dizzyg44

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    He decided to help me sort out some light issues today

    Think he was a big helper? :D

    C&C appreciated. I do realize there is a yellow color cast on his chin but I end up doing more damage trying to get rid of in in post than just leaving it.

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    Showing "This photo is currently unavailable".
     
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    Awwww...what a cutie! It's a great photo. Other than the yellow cast on his chin, he overall looks a little too magenta to me.
     
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    What Farrah said, and it looks a bit soft for my liking. Eyes like those should pop. Adorable kid though.
     
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    I know it's kinda the trend right not to really make eyes POP...but honestly, I think often times, photogs are changing eye colors and making them a little too neon for my taste. I'm much more fond of realistic eyes and I think they look great like they are. If you sharpen for the web, that will add a little bit more contrast, but personally, I wouldn't pop them any more than that.
     
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    ETA- I also see something orangish in the corner of his mouth on his left side that looks like food or something that I'd clone out.
     
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    Thanks...

    I will admit that I did touch the eyes a little bit, mostly just brightening them. It's easy to get overboard with getting them to pop but I wanted them to still be realistic so I backed off. To many people go war too far with them.

    He did have some cheeto's right before the shot :) cleaned it up a little bit but the clone/stamp tool in LR is still limited, PS CS4 is one of the next things on my list to acquire.

    It wasn't really meant to be a serious shot of him as the subject but just practice in lighting. This was shot in a decently lit room. I was going for a bit of higher key lighting on him to keep his skin softer while killing the ambient to completely darken out the background. I think it worked well, I didn't make any adjustments in post to get the lighting as seen, all as shot.
     
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    BEAUTIFUL EYES!!!
     

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