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Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious help!

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Old 03-23-2009, 05:31 PM
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Re: Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious hel

dennisonb ... you have some fantastic images on your website. Great stuff.
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:01 PM
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Re: Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious hel

I am not gong to Dis your model because your shot is from a high angle.. way above the eyes and it makes her look elongated.. the other shots are at nose or mouth level with the models..

Your close up picture is shot with the lens wide open with no depth of field. which makes me curious as to what camera lens combination you are using?

As stated before the lighting is totally different.. that combined with the different shot angle would make it difficult to make your shots and the samples to come any way near close to each other.. SO, I concur with the idea that you should focus more on practicing cubed your Photography techniques rather than trying to fix things in post.

Get the shot right in camera first! If you want to emulate another photographer or a certain style.. study hard and keep on trying.. what will probably happen is you will shoot till you find yourself and your own style.. but the main thing is to keep on trying to improve your Photography PRIOR to trying to fix anything in Post production!

Can't make your pictures look like the example but with a little Free Transform, and some lens correction, a masked multiply layer to even and darken skin tones, a little cropping, some sharpening on the eyes, adding an Overlay layer and painting the lips black then adjusting opacity to darken the lipstick a bit and the image might POP a little..

Just noticed that the nose might be a bit big now... but what the hey.. tis not my picture and you can fix it!
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:09 PM
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Re: Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious hel

hmm all good advices and don't worry about the harshness!
i just believe that all subjects can be put in a quality like those
and i just need to figure out what to do to achieve this

i can obviosly see that DOF could be better lighting deff and i'm really working at a tight spot! with barely any room

like i have achieve some type of realness to my pictures before but i want to achieve it for still portraits!

like i belive these pics of mine have kinda of a punch but i want the big bam!
-http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3034/...16ce1a.jpg?v=0

-http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3290/...cd8df9.jpg?v=0

-http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3250/...0a1ff4.jpg?v=0

but idk what i used to do before for thiese type of shots!



and hey everyone that has read and even given feedback!

you guys are great i really appriciated the help

you guys will never come out rude or harsh as long as you are just really aiming to help!

Eddie

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Old 03-23-2009, 06:17 PM
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Re: Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious hel

i see what you mean =)

thank you so much for the example granny sdc!!!
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Old 03-23-2009, 06:18 PM
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Re: Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious hel

Keep going Eddie part of the learning process is not getting it right and to keep learning from those mistakes you make
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Old 03-23-2009, 07:36 PM
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Re: Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious hel

hey guys idk if your still active with this threat but i did a few other shots of my mother =) and well i feel a little more content!

I'm kinda a noob when it comes to DOF and focus and light and such

so if you have a plce for a newbie like me to be able to get a real good foundations to what i need to need point me there

i have a canon rebel xs and this is my first legit camara!

in this picture i just messed with the sharpness/played with the colors such in hue/saturation and thats about it!

now i need to knopw how to edit skin without making it look too soft and fake making it loose that punch!!!

i think i might had over sharpened it

but you guys are the pros

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3633/...82fab4.jpg?v=0
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:25 AM
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Re: Hey Amazing Talented People I need Serious hel

Well, I am not one of the "amazingly talented" people here but I gave this picture a try anyways. I lifted her face up a bit, changed the lighting a little, and applied just a little blush and lipstick.

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