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Old 03-04-2009, 12:28 PM
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Newbie First studio portrait

I went on a 2 day portrait course in the UK (2 day wedding course included also) obviously nothing apart from the raw basics can be learnt in that amount of time, but wondered what people think of the results, pose, white balance, lighting? etc....will put some more up in the gallery when i have time.
The model i thought was quite proffesional and was used to being in front of a camera hence the generic poses...
I couldn't get many individual ideas as we were rather at the mercy of the tutors direction, now i'm on my own again it's back to square one lol
Currently reading "http://www.photographytips.com/page.cfm/374" which i just came across and might be useful for somebody,
warm regards,
Gary
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Old 03-04-2009, 12:46 PM
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Re: First studio portrait

Hi,
i like the result, especially like the "blueness"(if you can say that) of her jeans and blouse,
i like her pose but not her face expression(but that is very subjective)
and some parts of her hair are blown out(but maybe it supposed to be like that
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Old 03-04-2009, 01:22 PM
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Re: First studio portrait

Aha... yep! you are right Kapalika the hair is not blown in raw so it's something i've done in pp should spend more time with the history brush lol..
Will have another go from raw and see if i can get the whites under control, the expression, well she never really smiled all through it, i did try a few jokes, but erm! thats the result lol
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Old 03-04-2009, 03:12 PM
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Ok went back to raw, changed the white balance adjusted levels and smart sharpened at .3/70%...lost the blueness in the jeans, but the highlights are not blown...jeez! every single time i finish it's different in some lol....i guess that means i have no real work flow...lol

Next one below..is it improved?
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Old 03-05-2009, 04:58 AM
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Re: First studio portrait

Hmm
i think i still prefer the first one, because of the blue
and the result in hair isn`t so huge
maybe you can use some masking?
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Old 03-05-2009, 09:57 AM
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Re: First studio portrait

Ha ha!...i can't remember what i did to get the look of the first one, may be i can clone the hair back in painter?
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Old 03-05-2009, 12:01 PM
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I don`t know what you did either,
You should try to achieve the same effect ones again, or maybe twice
If you post a unprocessed file maybe somebody can help
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Old 03-12-2009, 04:07 AM
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Re: First studio portrait

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Ok went back to raw, changed the white balance adjusted levels and smart sharpened at .3/70%...lost the blueness in the jeans, but the highlights are not blown...jeez! every single time i finish it's different in some lol....i guess that means i have no real work flow...lol

Next one below..is it improved?
I'm not sure if someone mentioned this already, but it looks as if some of her hair on the right has been cut off, somehow. Her fringe/bangs and the hair just beneath it seem to simply disappear into the light and her fringe looks a bit awkward standing up at attention and abruptly cut off at a certain length (maybe it's just me?).

I agree with the earlier observation regarding her expression. I'd probably try to change it up a bit - particularly by opening her eyes more and making the outer eye look less droopy. I'm not sure of whether or not it's even worth it, as opposed to just having a really cool facial expression to start with.
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Old 03-12-2009, 08:21 AM
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Yep, i agree with you, pretty much impossible to change the expression in pp so i gave up.
I found a few more in Raw with different expressions that i can work with, problem is most of them are minus clothing and not appropriate here lol
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