photo help.

Discussion in 'Graphics Programs and Photo Gallery' started by photosbykc, Sep 15, 2008.

  1. photosbykc

    photosbykc TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Ok so I am new to photography but am really loving it. Here is a picture I took recently and I really like it, but I don't really know what to do with it in photoshop to make it better. Any ideas would be great... also comments about the picture itself is fine too.. i like to learn from criticism. Thanks
    <a href="http://s253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/vballspandex5/?action=view&current=IMG_0888.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/vballspandex5/IMG_0888.jpg" border="0" alt="Rachel"></a>
     
  2. Overread

    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    May 1, 2008
    Messages:
    23,092
    Likes Received:
    3,760
    Location:
    UK - England
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    wrong code - you need the code :)
    here it should look like this:

    [ img ]http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/vballspandex5/IMG_0888.jpg[ /img ]
    without the spaces in the [img] of course

    [img]http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh69/vballspandex5/IMG_0888.jpg
     
  3. Flash Harry

    Flash Harry TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2006
    Messages:
    1,918
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Durham, UK
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    DOF is too shallow, your focus is on her hair, stop down the lens when portrait shooting close up, wide open on youngsters isn't needed as they have good skin. focus on the eyes. I too like the shot though I'd do some PP on it to create something better. H
     
  4. goliath

    goliath TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Montréal
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Agree with above.

    You would need to define better... it all depends what you look for and what you like.

    You can correct in photoshop by doing a selection on the face (or just the eyes) and using unsharp mask. The face (and more specifically the eyelashes) will appear more crisp and will look to be in focus.

    You can also reduce saturation a bit (a bit red) either through adjustment - hue/saturation or curve on the red channel. Or select color range some the red areas and again adjustement - hue/saturation.
     
  5. djacobox372

    djacobox372 No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 4, 2008
    Messages:
    2,925
    Likes Received:
    129
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I'd selectively reduce saturation--leave the flower and her lips vibrant but reduce the saturation of her hair and the orange shadows on her skin.

    [​IMG]

    You could always go for a cliche and make everything black and white except for the flower. ;)
     
  6. PamR

    PamR TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2008
    Messages:
    7
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Wow...I think it's beautiful. It has a great mood. I love how the pink flowers in the bg seem to form a ring around her head. I don't think you need to do much to it. I just extended her dress over her right shoulder, fiddled with the colors a bit, and sharpened a little:

    [​IMG]


    Before:

    [​IMG]
     
  7. photosbykc

    photosbykc TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    3
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I definitely like what you did to this! Thanks for the advice from everyone!
     

Share This Page