Recent photo sessions...

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  1. LeeLeeMelis

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    Here are a few shots from three different portrait sessions. Let me know what you think! Thanks!
     

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    Love the dancers... The ohters are nice but it's the one that looks the most trational and I'm a traditionalist.
     
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    the last one is amazing. I really love the lighting in all of them
     
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    I'm with you on this one!!!
     
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    gotta love those nice big Okinawan Banyan trees for the lighting the create! Thanks for your comments!
     
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    I'm not too crazy about some of the technical aspects of the first 3, but there are kind of cute because of the subjects.

    However, #4 is really nice, especially with the vignette. It gives the image that perfect final touch.

    NJ
     
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    #4 definitely the best of the four.
     
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    NJMan, could you clarify on what technical aspects you mean? I'm always trying to learn!
     
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    Sure LeeLeeMelis, sorry about that.

    #1 looks a little washed out. It could a little contrast boost and/or saturation boost to make the features pop a bit.

    #2, there is quite a bit of blowout in several parts of the image. You may be able to help it a bit by playing with levels or the shadow/highlight filter. But not sure that I could save this one.

    #3, same thing as #1. The image is very light, and it could use some contrast and slight saturation of colors, and also taken down a notch in levels or the shadow/highlight.


    I have attached a sample of what #1 can look like with some editing. I increased the contrast a touch, increased the saturation a little, sharpened slightly with USM, and selectively dodged the eyes as well as a very slight sharpen on the eyes again. Let me know what you think. If you want specific numbers on the edit process, let me know.

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    Your pictures are not bad, but they could use a bit of post processing.

    NJ
     
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    Once again you captured great mood and personalities!! I do love the edit job too. I often do that on the eyes too. I like to play around with the eyes with the gamma in the Exposure adjustment in CS2. I've never tried dodging in the eyes before- but it looks great.
     
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    Wow NJ, that is a beautiful edit. I am really liking that photo alot now.
     
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    Thanks so much for the help, I'm working hard to improve on PS. It looks like a totally different photo now!!
     

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