post processing C&C

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  1. Wingutcg

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    I took some pictures of my daughter that turn out pretty good. I am new to the PP. I tried my hand at it. Please C&C

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    #1 lighten up and add contrast
    #2 same, but correct WB - a bit too much red

    easier to c&c on pp if you showed before n after, or noted what processing was done
    Which would b best candidate to print frame n hang - #4
    nice pics, personal pref - add some of the outdoor view, perhaps have her look out the window rather than at camera
     
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    I sorry I didn't put in my first post, but picture 1 is straight out of the camera and #2 is the PP of 1. #3 was staight out of camera and #4 is the PP work. The PP of #3 includes getting rid of the socks cutting the glare on the glasses and highlighting the eyes. There was zero crop between image 3 and 4
     
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    I blurred the background- it seemed a little distracting. I played with the white balance a little and softened some of the skin tones.

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    honestly? these are great snapshots. In both cases, your SOOC shots look better than your pp'd versions. The first pp'd photo is wayyyy too warm. In this case, there is nothing wrong with the coloring...but rather the background. Denny's edit helps, but it still could use a little straightening. =)

    The SOOC in the second set does look flashy...but by removing the catchlights, her eyes look lifeless and soft. =( Again...the subject herself is not the problem.
     
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    Thanks for the input. I really need to find a better place to take pictures of the girls. That window is really hard to get the light right and the background out of focus just right.
     
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    I second FarrahJ's comments. Try putting some distance between the background and the subject, and obviously open that aperature up if you have that option. If you can open the aperature up past f5.6, that'll help too.:thumbup:
     
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    i agree with FarrahJ.
     
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    Here is another one from that series. I did do a little PP. I took out the fence posts and highlighted her eyes, and made a small adjustment to in contrast. Sorry I don't have the original available to compare, but what do you think of the picture?

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    It's much better, the post is nice. Color is good, exposure is good, eye detail is pretty good, and DOF is better. There are issues with the photo composition, but I like this one the best so far. Nice job.
     
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    G what do you see as compostion issues. I am starting to get a understanding of exposure, but composition is my weak point.
     
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    Nice Captured!you may add some of the outdoor view.
     

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