Portrait: Update II

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  1. The Phototron

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    These are from the same session as the last few, I tried more post-processing, took about 2 hours each.

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    2. Nothing serious.
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    Thanks for looking, I will be happy to know what you think! :)
     
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    lil dream boat captain you are :lol::lovey:
     
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    I must confess I didn't really get that.

    But just so you know I got the charm of a cockroach. :D
     
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    just me trying to be cheeky
     
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    I really like the one you posted a few days ago. I guess what I am not liking about the photo (or the processing) is the highlights on the face. #1 on the cheeks & nose and #2 forehead and sides of nose. Nice pictures overall, but I just find those bright skin areas super distracting.

    Joanna
     
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    Cheeky, eh?
    Those highlights are intentional, I follow the makeup guideline from here: http://kevynaucoin.com/lessons/?highlighting

    Maybe I could turn them down a bit, I will wait for more opinion. Thanks for the heads up! :)
     
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    Great pics! However I will have to agree that the 2nd shot has a distracing highlight on the forehead, other than that you did a REALLY nice job!
     
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    First is like "oh another smile for the camera" the second is much more expressive. Will you post a side by side orig to post of the second for me please?
     
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    Yeah, I think it does apply more to #2, I need to pick up fashion magazine and imitate those. :)
    Yeah, I don't really think these are great pictures, but they are the only ones I have for this kind of processing. I will pm you the side by side later.
     
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    Okay highlights are reduces:

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    100% Crop:
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    Phototron, the 100% crop just about fills my monitor, and it's very pleasant. ron
     
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    #2 is in USM purgatory. Not enough to make it painfully obvious that it's super sharpened, but not soft enough to look natural. The crunchy highlights in the hair are a giveaway.

    Nice work though.
     

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