Yay me!

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  1. jenn76

    jenn76 TPF Noob!

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    Ok, here's my disclaimer... I'm going to be annoying for a minute, but it will pass. :D

    I'm SO excited! I just finished with my first paying gig under my new business name (I've only ever been paid for being a second-shooter, not for myself), and it went GREAT!!! I was SO nervous, of course... it was a very casual event... a Christening party for a baby of a girl I kinda know... anyway, we did lots of candids, and some posed shots with different combinations of family. It was BRIGHT outside. So that was a bit challenging, and I'll probably need some tips soon on PP the best I can. But I just watched my photos upload and I'm happy! So yay me!

    Ok, I'm done tooting my horn. Have a nice day!
     
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    Cool! One should toot one's own horn! Congratulations! That first step off the cliff is the longest.
     
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    Thanks! :D
     
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    TOOT! TOOT!

    Derrick
     
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    Congrats! And Yay you fellow Carolinian!:thumbup:
     
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    Oh that's very exciting, congrats!

    I was riding on a cloud the first time I sold a single image for $50. :lol: I'm just saying I know how you feel.

    Congrats again!
     
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    Thanks for all the kudos! It wasn't a difficult job... the little girl was an absolute doll!

    [​IMG]
     
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    ^^^ cute! Needs brightening and contrast though. It's very dark as it is.
     
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    Is this any better? My old eyes are tired! :er: It does look awfully gray... even after I upped the contrast. Maybe I should stick with the color version on this one...

    [​IMG]
     
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    Congratulations! Feels good, don't it?
     
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    I'd say more. It's tough to work off a non-original image, but I took yours and did like +40 to brightness and +50 to contrast (or thereabouts), and did a quick unsharpening pass. It's not quite right, but I think it pops more.

    [​IMG]

    EDIT: I'm looking again... definitely not right. Kinda washed out because I don't have the original to really manipulate, but hopefully you get the general idea.
     
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    It was dark SOC, which is why I'm having issues... (I started out trying to shoot in manual, but I'm just not quite there yet- when my shutter was open for about a year and a half (slight exaggeration!) I put it in auto :D). Anyway, here is the original... have a blast. :mrgreen:
     

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