help me find a style for these...

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  1. robertwsimpson

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    I shot some portraits for some friends last weekend and I am not sure how to go about processing them... if you have any suggestions, I'm open. Here is an example:

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    606E1563 by robertwsimpson, on Flickr


     
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    I would suggest not cutting part your freind's head off! Nice shot of the little girls face, but basically the shot is toast. Don't frame so tight.
     
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    I took some from farther away too. I liked this one as more of a photo of her... think of him as a prop.

    If you have some processing tips, that's really what I'm looking for... the photos have been shot... not much I can do to change them now.
     
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    Add a little black point and call er good. Cute shot.
    Or just leave it, it looks like a decent snapshot as is.
     
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    They look soft.. even on your Flickr large version... I would try to sharpen them up if you can.. and add a little more contrast.
     
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    yeah I've been having some trouble with my 50mm f/1.4 lately... it's missing focus a lot.

    Here is an edit taking into account most of the stuff people have said...

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    606E1563 by robertwsimpson, on Flickr
     
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    What aperture are you shooting at? :)
     
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    Looks like the original is gone... the new one looks underexposed, at least their faces, and seems to have a magenta cast to it. I would bring down the exposure on his shirt so it's not brighter than their faces.
     
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    The skin tones in all of these have a weird, pinkish-/magenta-ish look to them...is that deliberate? The highlights also have this as well; like on the man's shirt, as well as in the top photo--the concrete path has a pinkish hue to it.
     
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    on my 1d, highlights tend toward a magenta/pink cast. Still working on controlling that.

    The guy was wearing a pink shirt, which definitely adds to the problem.

    Any tips? On these, I've already desaturated the magental and purple channels, as well as spot repaired the sky and stuff.
     
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    Is this magenta your doing intentionally? Processing?

    Can you see it on your monitor?
     

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