Portrait redemption.

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  1. smoke665

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    Wow, just wow! The first two of the set are fantastic. I think if you take the steps you did in the last edit and apply to to the second one, you'd have a slam dunk.


     
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    I recall you shooting selfies using a shower curtain or sheet? That might be worth revisiting with this lighting to get the high key. Otherwise, though this lighting style is not my favorite, I have started to appreciate it. Nicely done.

    End of the line, pops! :p
     
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    Thank you! I did apply the same processing to the entire series, I just didn't want to flood the thread with all of them. ;-)

    You have quite a good visual memory, my friend! My records indicate that was 4 years ago, and it was a window scarf. Its location and condition is questionable at the moment. In any case, I'm sure just the right article will come along soon!
     
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    These look great to me! Self-portraits are always hard, and these really look good!
    I have friends that do a lot of portraits and composite work, and they buy dresses at second-hand places. You can get old wedding dresses really cheap, and if they have a stain or something wrong with them you just clone it out in post. I know one person with close to a hundred dresses! :aiwebs_016:
     
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    Based on personal taste, I think a warmer white balance would add a nice healthy tone to the photos. I'm also picking up a little bit of a purple tinge to some areas of the skin; I think pulling the white balance slider in RAW just slightly to the green side could balance the tones out a little.

    Good work regardless.
     
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    Thank you!
    I will keep an eye out at the thrift store for something suitable. That is a great suggestion.

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts with me, it is very appreciated! I do struggle with finding the perfect white balance, I will try your suggestion and see what I come up with!
    Thanks again.
     
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    She just caught the hearts of many with that statement! :allteeth:
     
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    Either really bad choices of grooms or failure to commit?? :allteeth:


    All kidding aside, my wife and I like to browse the thrift stores, antique stores, vintage clothing stores, and junk stores. Never know when you mind find a prop, or clothing item for a portrait.
     
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    We played a practical joke right after our wedding. My wife picked up a dress before the wedding off ebay specifically to "do something". Well she loves anything Jeep. And will at times do / try to do her own work. And she will post pics of things she's done. Well just before leaving on our trip on Sunday the day after the wedding. She said she needed a picture to post. I said ok. So she put on the ebay dress and said what do you think we should do. I was like what do you want. She said something like me working on the Jeep in my wedding dress. So we put her underneath her Jeep. I put a spare transfer case and appropriate tools next to her, and a spare drive shaft angled down like it was disconnected. It looked like she was changing it. We put some grease on her ands and other places. Some on the dress. Then I took a broom and swept the drive and dirt some. And then ran it over her. Took a couple pics.

    She posted it on facebook a little later. Captioned it Jeep problem after the ceremony. Should have seen all the shocked comments of her ruining her dress. :biglaugh::biglaugh:

    People never saw the hints. It was clearly daylight. Of course our reception did not end till it was dark. And her dres was completely fine at the reception. And the dress was a different style. And the fact that neither of us drove a Jeep to the weding or reception. Even her mother had a bad comment. A person who was with her the entire day. :biglaugh::biglaugh:
     
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    Everyone shoots differently. One thing I keep consistent in my settings is the white balance; it's set to shade almost 100 percent of the time, no matter the lighting conditions. I find that it creates rich warm skin tones that need little tweaking.
     
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