My Son Swinging....

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by justino, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. justino

    justino TPF Noob!

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    went to the park for a while with my son this afternoon. trying out some diff. post processing tonight. does this work for anybody?

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    Thanks for looking,
    Justin
    http://www.justinorourke.com
     
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    the post processing makes it creepy and he seems like an 80 year old midget...

    If you left it more natural, you'd have an amzing picture.
     
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    is this better

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    Much better than the first!
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Yes.
    Although playing with tone-mapping in portrait photography is great fun, you have to be aware that any line, any smudge, anything will be enhanced in the process, more so if you go towards the "cartoon look", and I am not sure it is the best of choices in baby photography.

    Hence, yes.
    The b&w conversion is much better.
    I really like how the sun got caught in his one eye ... but that very fact makes the eye look downright creepy in the HDR-tone-mapping edit!

    All in all, given his thoughtful expression, the fact of the lit-up eye, the DOF and focus, this is a very good child's portrait, I think.
     
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    Much nicer second image. It still doesn't wash the memory of the first away though. I won't be able to sleep for several days after looking at that first image.
     

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