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My "interview"

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Old 09-20-2008, 06:14 PM
vprndsg vprndsg is offline
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My "interview"

I answered an AD from a photographer who did a shoot for a magazine and was looking for someone to post process his images. He emailed me back and gave me one photograph from his set to see what i could do with it. This is what I did, and I was wondering what you all thought.

This is the first time I retouched someone else's work form the intentions of getting paid.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:29 PM
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Well, it is certainly not the best image he could have sent you. But, with that aside, I'm still not certain you have done all you can do with this image. If you have the opportunity to do it at home and take your time, then do it to the max.

The thumbnails are too small to really critique the image properly. We just cannot see any detail. However, the only things that stand out are:
- the sky;
- the skin tone changes;
- a little hair clean up;
- maybe a few smaller items, but not even sure about that at this resolution.

The skin tone changes seem uneven. Why did you go lighter on the retouch ?
Not seeing any body sculpting.
Not seeing any lighting changes. Nothing to bring focus to the model.
The bathing suit needs help, especially that reflection at the pelvic bone.
Those knee's need help also.
Tan lines above the suit top...
and so on, and so on.
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Old 09-20-2008, 08:35 PM
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.. and I think lightening the face would do the model quite good
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Old 09-20-2008, 09:09 PM
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Re: My "interview"

Thanks for the critique.

I actually did sculpt the body a little, i didnt do it too much - because i dont have a whole lot of experience with it and dont know any real methods. I stuck to the mid section and bust.

Lighting Changes? have any tutorials to point to? I usually thought lighting was a on set kind of thing.

For this i stuck with what i knew and was most comfortable with.

I'll try to upload some high res
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