Rob- Natural Light Portrait

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  1. DanOstergren

    DanOstergren TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    I haven't had much new to shoot the last few weeks, so I'm going through old shoots and looking for anything good that I never got around to retouching. I'm feeling pretty good about this one, although I probably spent more time retouching it than I should have; I got a little OCD with the dodge and burn. Tell me what you think.

    Natural light + reflector
    EOS 5D
    135mm @f/2.2
    1/500th sec
    ISO 320
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    HAHAHAHA , I know the feeling . LOL

    Dan on all accounts it looks great . Think you did a nice job , OCD and all . ;)
     
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    Thanks man.
     
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    I like it, but can I have one suggestion - try and burn the out of focus leaves - my eyes keep going at them.
     
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    You did such a good job with the retouching.The pic is looking amazing!
     
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    Good image but man he looks like he has ants on his face. I would clone some of those out as they are proper distracting especially when you combine the tarzan esq style of image you can't help but thing they are ants.

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    The moles?
     
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    Thats a good idea, thank you. I focus so much on the model/ skin that I often forget to pay enough attention to the rest of the photo.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Yes the moles.

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    Nice shot. Man, if I looked like that, I'd lob those ants off.

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    Ok. I removed a few (the tiny ones), but kept a few as well. I try to leave things like moles and distinct scars for portraits. If it were a commercial shoot or at a client's request then I would remove them, but since it's personal work I wouldn't feel ok with removing all of the moles; they're so distinct to his appearance.

    Also (unrelated to the moles), I warmed up his skin tone a little bit just to give it a healthier, less green look. I'd love to know what you think. I replaced the images in the first post with the updated ones.
     

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