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Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurts...

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Old 07-18-2009, 10:12 AM
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Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurts...

i shot this recently for a jewellery client...

constructive criticism welcome...

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Old 07-18-2009, 11:34 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

My eye goes immediately to the model's lumpy arm and the stray hairs on her shoulder. Have to look for the jewelry. I personally don't like quite so much dark space.
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:14 PM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

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i shot this recently for a jewellery client...

constructive criticism welcome...

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For Beauty it's ok - The retouch needs work,like it was already mentioned.

But for a jewellery beauty I think u need a more "classic" approach, specially for such a small piece.

something like www.nataliataffarel.com/approach.jpg

I don't mean manipulted it, i mean re shooting it.

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Old 07-18-2009, 01:54 PM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

Thanks Lurch, you're not the first to mention the lumpy arm. I was going to leave it as it was but think i'll correct it now. I'm not bothered by the negative space though.

The shots are more for a lifestyle feel to the brand rather than close up detail. They already have somebody else to shoot the product shots which is not my thing.

So the same thing for your criticism Natalia, I have closer in shots like this one

http://somaphotos.com/site/client/re...Heath_1344.jpg

already so don't need a tighter crop... I see what you did with the colour balance but I already corrected it back from that warm tone to a slightly cooler feel deliberately...

thanks for the feedback...
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:52 PM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

•*maybe her expression is a bit bored? but other than that i actually dont have too much of problem with image
•*Shoulder blade restructured - and shape of arm (only slight reshape on arm, but shoulder needs work)
•*cross hairs got rid of (especially visible top right of image)
•*more work on retouching as has been mentioned. Things like neck lines, edge of dress
•*top edge of lip needs to be straightened
•*colouring good
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:48 PM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

I'm not a fashion expert, but I don't think all the skin below the pendant is attractive or sexy with this model. Maybe bring the neckline up or crop higher. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-19-2009, 11:50 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

I may be wrong, but it looks like you have a couple different light colors/sources going on here. Actually, Now that I looked at it again, it may be uneven foundation around her mouth/left side. It's like there is a pink/gold/white color change in a small area...
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Old 12-20-2009, 02:21 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

slash-5 thanks for your constructive criticism
aartist- no thanks for your useless criticism...
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:10 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

The useless criticism has been deleted.
My comments were inappropriate and I apologize.

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Old 12-20-2009, 08:46 AM
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Re: Retouched Beauty Image....Hit me where it hurt

@aartist good for you...
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