Picture of my Lady

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  1. barsfordays

    barsfordays TPF Noob!

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    Very lucky man, unfortunately the pose is kind of emotionless and the light gets a little harsh on her forehead, what kind of set up were you using for this shot?
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Passport photo?
     
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    We were going for a bit of a robotic thing, just for a shot in the dark. (heh, heh, heh). Anyway, i was using, for this particular shot, i think one soft box to the right of the camera, and another light behind her pointed upwards at the back of her head. Maybe something a little different, but i think thats right.
     
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    Hahahahaha. Touche
     
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    I think that this photo could probably be spiffed up a bit in PP. I was bored and hope you don't mind, but here is a quick edit. I just underexposed the background, cloned out a few of the blemishes, reduced clarity of face, and increased contrast on the eyes. Let me know if you want me to delete this.

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    Not saying this is better, just different.
     
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    I dont mind at all! I just wanna know how you did it!

    I have photoshop and lightroom so...
     
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    What I do in lightroom is I select the brush icon on the right and "brush in" the changes in values. So, for instance, I brushed in -4.00 exposure around the subject, brushed in +100 contrast on the eyes, and brushed in -100 clarity on her skin. To clone out the blemishes, I selected the circle icon near the brush icon and just selected them with the heal function. Hope that helps, I am still learning and it is hard to explain this stuff! :lol:

    What part of PA neighbor?
     
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    Appreciate the help!

    I'm in Lebanon, which is about 45 minutes from harrisburg if you're not familiar with it
     
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    the softness helps a little, but the eyes could still use a little pop.

    heres my attempt. (sorry, im in a PS mood tonight i guess. )

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    I have to disagree with the two edits. No offense! Please!

    I personally opt for the original, save for the crop, and perhaps a lack of saturation. It looks more natural, and the eyes especially draw me to the picture. Also, maybe a little more dof might help... or maybe not. A couple of small blemishes can be cloned out, but that's up to you and your lady.

    Incidentally, I tried to auto adjust in Photoshop, but yours came out much better.
     
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    The lighting is flat, lacking facial contours and 3-dimensionality.
     

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