Rough Attempt

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  1. morydd

    morydd TPF Noob!

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    Setup is drop lit from below with flourecent tube.

    75W clip light high to subject's right
    60W clip light low to subject's left with heavy diffusion
    Half-Silver bulb in clip light high from rear of subject for hair light
    on-camera strobe

    Camera: Kodak DX3500 (2MP P&S)

    No post other than cropping.

    Other than "get a camera that's not a POS" any thoughts on this shot?
     
  2. Orgnoi1

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    Well aside from not knowing what your attempt was *trying to do* I think the shot looks good... its got good composition and the lighting looks good... the only one thing that strikes me that stands out is the reflection on the girls glasses from the light at your direct right...
     
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    At this point, it was just an experiment. I've never done a posed portrait before, so this was what I threw together last night after work.

    Any ideas how to knock down the reflections?
     
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    deggimatt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Photoshop makes magic !!
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Since this seems to have been a first "studio" portrait shot, I move this from General to the Portrait Forum so our portrait experts can see it and comment on it, ok?
     
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    Hey there! I saw that you welcome edits on your work, so I thought I would give it a shot. Let me know if you would like me to post what steps I took to get here.

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    bowronfam3: Looks great, please do share what you did with it.
     
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    Sure! I'll just list them...

    I blurred the background to smooth out any wrinkles

    Whitened her teeth

    Toned her lipstick to more closely match the background

    Cloned out the reflection in the glasses

    Smoothed out her skin

    Made it a little brighter

    Added some contrast

    Used selective color to get rid of the yellow tones in the hair and on the shoulder

    I think that's all I did...I may have left out a couple of steps, but this was the major stuff! Hope this helps!!

    -Crystal B.
     

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