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Discussion in 'People Photography' started by lalalala<3life, Nov 27, 2009.

  1. kamalzharif

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    wow.. the lighting is quite improved here.. this is the main light that we need


     
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    Here's a quick edit I threw together.

    Mostly brightness, contrast, added some warmth, USM, and selective blur to kill the wrinkles in the backdrop.

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    wow. i like your editing skills.. hmm.. may i know the reasone you added some warmth??
     
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    The WB is off in the original and in the edits, IMO. I really like your concept, and the artistry is shots are good. I would, however, prefer that the shots were not cropped so as to cut off extremeties.
    Also, next time you do a shoot, and you have a wrinkled sheet in your livingroom, have your models stand about 5-9 feet away from the backdrop. This will throw the sheet out of focus, thusly eliminating the distractions.
    Overall, I think you're off to a great start.

    PS- another thing to try is having a light source on your background to evenly light it and reduce distracting shadows, then have lights on your models. A couple of lamps, and a DIY snoot is cheap on the wallet :D
     
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    yes I agree . very distracting. And the glitter on the faces aren't as smooth or even as it should. swell concept tho
     
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    the top one I like a WHOLE lot better. the bottom, I think its the level of glitter. its not evenly spread and it throws the whole picture off
     
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    The background is a distraction for me as well. Besides the wrinkles, I think it's just a lack of lighting. Often, if you don't do something specific for the background, it's going to look bad. That means either lighting it or blocking it from being lit. You can add color etc.

    Next, the color balance & skin tones don't feel right. They don't have to be technically accurate for something like this...but they just don't look right.

    You might also try adding a hair and/or accent light. It can help to make the models pop.
     

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