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Old 01-15-2013, 12:51 PM
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I am a newbie on this site. My name is Casey, I've been photographing for 9 years now. I know I have tons to learn and that is why I am here. I didn't see a newbie thread so that's why I posted it here. But I just wanted to say hi. I have tons of questions so if anyone would be nice enough to tell me where to get started I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
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Oh and my title was just to ask if we are allowed to show websites of people's work and then ask questions about there work? Or is this a no no?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:36 PM
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It's ok to post links as long as they aren't to NSFW sites or obvious sales attempts. As far as where to post, feel free to choose the subforum closest to the topic you'd like to ask about. It's generally best to keep the posts to one question each, but feel free to post as many questions as you like.

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Old 01-15-2013, 01:41 PM
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http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8be8e798.jpg

What do you like or not like about this image?
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:18 PM
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I don't like the difference in treatment of the head and the body. The body also seems too big compared to the head, and the shapes could be refined to good effect.

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Old 01-15-2013, 07:47 PM
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I don't like the difference in treatment of the head and the body. The body also seems too big compared to the head, and the shapes could be refined to good effect.

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Great. Although would you mind telling me what you mean by shapes could be refined? There isn't any liquify or anything done here. Just color treatment. What would you suggest?
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:57 AM
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I was thinking mainly about the triceps area. Regarding colour and tone - I'd suggest you reduce the brightness of the clothing and warm it's colour slightly. That's all from me.

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Old 01-17-2013, 08:43 PM
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Opinion from a total amateur who knows nothing, but to me the image seems to have been worked to such a high state of perfection that it looks kind of fake. But that is just me, many of the beautiful images I see just hit me wrong because of a kind of inauthenticity. In your case, I believe there is some authenticity in the person. Is this the original shot, or was it improved and retouched a great deal? Ruth
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:27 AM
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Body is quite saturated in portions, and it has a lot of color variation. The eyes and lips are overdone. No woman paints her lips that color. The light and dark tones lack a lot of synergy. I actually like some of the basic shading and that you didn't destroy facial muscles and bones in the process, but some things are just over the top and cheesy. What I see is that you have a sense for shape, yet you need to pay attention to color and tone, if that makes sense.
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Old 01-20-2013, 11:52 AM
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Casey, You seem to have modified/improved the image since originally posting it, which makes earlier comments redundant/inaccurate.

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Old 01-21-2013, 10:21 PM
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Once again I am confused. I haven't don't any modifying. I also didn't do anything the the eyes. She wore very blue contacts. Here is the picture sooc.
http://i1107.photobucket.com/albums/...psb35dd43a.jpg
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