New shots today...CC

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  1. Photos de l'amour

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    Took some shots of my girls and her best friend today. Need some CC on the colors...these are all shot in RAW.
    The first one is as it was shot. I was trying to use my reflectors. What do I do about the shadow on her forehead??
    The second one....if I change it to shade in lightroom it makes it look orange. Is the coloring wrong on it the way it is??

    Third....does my reflector make it to bright?

    I have a ton more but want to get your ideas on these first. I will post more after I see what needs to be done.

    I will be shooting my sons prom photos here in two weeks so I want to get it right.

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    #1: it's really my favorite of the set. Her hair is really pretty by the way, and the lighting is the best in this one. About the shadow on the forehead, are you talking about the one in this photo? You can probably clone it out or dodge it out? You can also try making her pretty eyes pop more and whiten her teeth up a little bit, just to make it extra pretty. Good shot! :) :love:
    #2: It's kind of dark, try brightening it up a bit, but if doing so with the brightness slider/curves blow out the background, just try dodging the girls' faces and anywhere that needs a little popping.
    for #3: were you using a gold reflector? It's too warm for my taste, she does look a bit on the orange side.
     
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    Ok, did the teeth and the eyes and I tried working on the shadow on her forehead. Softened the skin a little too. How is #1 now?

    #2 I upped the exposure and in #3 I changed the white balance but does it make the color wrong now? Maybe I should use the custom on white balance adjustment in lightroom?

    #4 I tried to make it not so orange. I was using the gold side of the reflector. The silver seemed way to bright! Is it any better?

    Are these worth keeping?
    Can I show more from the session? I really need to see if they are any good. Once I post a few more I will probably understand what the color should look like. Sorry if I am bugging you guys...just trying to learn.

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    Don't apologize! It's fine, post away :)
    I think #1 and #4 look much better and what happened to #3? I'd choose #2 over it.
     
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    Well, #3 I changed the white balance. Should I leave it like #2? I will post some more.
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    yeah, leave it @2
     
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    When you guys post a photo then you edit it, do you upload the new one and post it or delete the old and upload the new and post it? Do you keep the old photos uploaded on say, Photobucket, or delete them? Hope this makes sense.
     
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    I've seen people upload the before and after on a new post within the thread.
     
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    Ok, that is sort of what I am doing. I edited a few more and wanted to post them. They are still uploading. Do you usually make the files that you upload smaller? It seems to take forever.
     
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    Ok, these are all edited. What do you think??

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    Anybody else? :blushing:
     
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    I really like number 11, just wish the whole reflection was there. Can't say I like the selective coloring in number 14. The oof girl in the background of 8 and 9 I am not too fond of, but for some reason 10 I do (not really sure why, maybe its because she's a little more focused and not so much a distraction). I do like most all of the compositions though.
     

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