Reflection for C&C...

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  1. brettmc

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    Here's a pic of my wife the other evening. I cranked up the exposure in PP for a sort of "high key" pic, I've never really tried it before and was hoping for some tips/suggestions. Thanks for any help you can give.

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    Do you want the reflection to be the main subject?
     
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    Neat idea! Second image is pretty soft (on the glasses that is). Seems over exposed on both, but that may have been intentional. That has the effect of the girl losing skin tone, she looks almost perfectly white. There's also maybe a tad too much negative space in the first photo.
     
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    I was trying to make the reflection the main subject, I'm not for sure if I separated it from the background well enough. I also suppose that the reflection of the building isn't really that interesting/strong.
    I was really trying to make the picture more blown out/high key kind of pic, did I not go far enough or too far?

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    Proper exposure is pretty subjective, but I would say that it's a bit high key for my taste. I really wish I could see some color in her skin, rather than just white. But like I said, this is just an opinion.
     

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