Selection of portraits

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  1. cuha1423

    cuha1423 TPF Noob!

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    Hi, first post here lol hope you can give me some pointers :) I've posted these previously on an australian forum, just thought i'd share here.

    Lucy:

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    Portrait of a psycho :

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    ...art?

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    and "moment"


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    any thoughts?
     
  2. markc

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    That one of Lucy really grabbed my eye. The blown out area in the upper right is a bit distracting, so I cropped some of it out. I did a little work on this one, including curves, some dodging and burning to even out the exposure, color balance, etc. I tried the get the face to have the same kind of interesting feel as the hands without making everything too dirty. The eyes still need more work. They are a little washed out. What do you think?

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    I also thought that it might look good in b&w. This is conversion using mostly green channel and a duotone with TRUMATCH 9-f1.

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  3. Mad_Gnome

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    I really like the portrait of Lucy, especially with the enhancing markc added. It really makes the image pop.

    I also really like the portrait of a psycho. The lighting and composition are fantastic. I tried to edit it a bit, but finally came to the realization that anything I did took away from the image. I tried upping the contrast and sharpening the image, but decided it was just right just the way it was. Well done!
     
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    I liked the picture ...

    Good luck
     
  5. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The photo of Lucy is precious and Mark did some wonderful enhancements of it (which he could not have done to a photo that had not been this good to begin with, so you gave him the platform for his work). I really like how this is ever so natural with her dirty little hands!

    And I like "moment".
    I like the light in that one and how it shapes and forms his facial features.
    It is not easy to take photos of a person who lies on his back. Our faces fall back and we usually look quite drawn. But here the light makes up for that fact. Well done!
     
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    Wow
     
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    Ooooh! I wanna play!! LOL! Here's what I came up with. Since all the focus should be on these hands and that orange, I think this is a good alternative to help with that. Hope you like it!

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    that really is a beautiful capture . . . i'd be really proud if that were mine. GOOD JOB!!!
     
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    Love the Lucy picture!!! Like how the last person cropped it! Likle it in b and w as well. beautiful
     
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    a very nice photo showing the playfulness of kids when they ged dirty :)
     

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