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These are the first photos I've submitted for critique. They are senior photos I took for a friends daughter.

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The second and third work well for me. Due to the harsh shadow from her hat in the first, I might not show that one (although her expression is lovely)

I am still seeing some blowouts in the last two on her cheecks which I am thinking is probably from post processing and can be fixed.

Nice work though the colour of the background in the last is stunning. :)
 

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The last one is probably my favorite. The composition and expressions are very nice. I would like to see a little more variation in exposure, though. High key is nice in moderation, but I don't feel it should necessarily be a go-to for every shot. It seems from the first photo that she has very nice skin. I'm sure the detail is there in the originals. I'd like to see a little more of it.
 

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I like the third as well.
I'm not seeing a high key photo in the bunch, but I am seeing a bit of over exposure (camera left) and shadows in the first two.
Maybe the oe is caused by some post you are using, as I don't see it at all in the third.
 
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She was sure she didn't want typical photos. The originals are not overexposed (except a tiny bit camera left as you said elsaspet). It was post processing. Fortunately, it was intentional, as I am familiar with her style (which is very unique) and thought she would like it. They are the only photos I have ever done in this fashion to date and was curious what you guys would think. I appreciate the comments!

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I like the chocolate you used in the first. Do you have a version without the glow? I think it's the glow that makes it look oe...
If she likes funky, have you thought about hitting it with some texture? That might be cool.
 
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I like the chocolate you used in the first. Do you have a version without the glow? I think it's the glow that makes it look oe...
If she likes funky, have you thought about hitting it with some texture? That might be cool.


That is a good idea about the texture. Maybe a cross processed look would be cool. Will try that later
 

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If it's ok with you Jenny, could I try an overlay on one?
BTW-you should post more. Your work is very very nice. :)
 

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Hi Jenny,
Sorry it took me so long to get to this!

Ok, what I did below is funky and maybe not for everyone.

I used this photo of yours:
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Then I opened a texture file I had around. This is a snap of some concrete:
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I then desaturated the concrete photo:
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I turned the photo of the concrete so that it was portrait like your photo. I then grabbed it out of the layers pallet, and using the shift key, drug it over the photo of your senior.
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I then used a my erase tool at lowered opacity (68 percent) with a grunge brush (You can use any soft type brush), and I erased the concrete over her face, and a bit off her arms.
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And finally, put a cross process on the photo to totally funky it out:
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Before:
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After:
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I hope you like it, and let me know if you have any questions about any of the above.
 
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There are no high key photos here. I think he felt the highlights were a little bright.

So elsaspet, good explanation. I followed the steps and used a fuji sensia cross processed filter and tree bark. I only started learning adobe 4 months ago and only have a few books to guide me. I appreciate the info.

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