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Coming up on 6 months now.....
Old 09-22-2005, 03:01 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so everyone, let me know how it's coming along since I am coming back out of "lurking" mode on the forum. I believe that on my first post back on 4/11/05, Christian said I was in the club, but that just meant he was free to "let loose" on me. So let me have it. These are some of my best so far, and I know they are still missing something. Better than some, but capable of a higher level.

I just put up a new gallery on my site at JVL Photography if anyone wants to check it out and tell me what kind of majic I still need to add to the mix.











Models are Sara, Ashley, and Amy.

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Old 09-22-2005, 03:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Jim...Glad to see you posting... Keep it up. I think I like #2 the best but all of them seem pretty soft to me.

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Old 09-22-2005, 03:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Jim!! Im diggin all the angles!!!! I agree with Scott about being soft...try making a copy layer and using Filter/Other/Highpass set to around 2.0 pixels on large images.....then set layer mode to Overlay...apply a "Hide All" mask then paint back in the eyes hair,etc.......

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I was just tinkering with sharpening in PS. This is what I got from the Unsharp Mask filter so far. I will give yours a try. I have noticed that my images and composition are getting better, but they just didn't seem to pop. I am glad you noticed it too. Since my studio is mobile, I don't have lots of props, so I am trying to be creative with what I have. All the pictures were starting to look the same. Voila! ANGLES.



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Scott, That image is wild too. It looks like a disney animation painted cell with such smooth color shading, but looks real at the same time.
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Old 09-22-2005, 04:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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OK, I got lost at "layer mode to Overlay" and "Hide All" mask. Getting into some new territory so it is to vague to point me to the right place. If you have time, tell me where the menu item is, or else I will have to pull out the books. Either way, Still a big thanks for the help since you are right on point with my problem.

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The after is much better but the eyes are still soft. I may be way off here but it looks like your focus point is on her waist. That looks really sharp.

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Jim...Call me at 316-260-5975!!! I'll walk you thru it!
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I always focus on the eyes before composing, but that doesn't mean that the camera is actually humoring me and doing what I like. I think I figured out what Don was talking about in PS. I dug it out of the book. I will give it a try, and make sure the camera is behaving itself.

I have a 20D with all settings at default. I shoot in RAW. Would anyone recommend adjusting any Sharpness settings in the camera, or on conversion?
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Some of them look a little soft to me, but I really like the composition, they are nice photos, and you have great taste in models. Keep going and post more often then 6 months apart. The more feedback... the more you learn ...and the better the images!

The first 2 are my favorites

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and the more fun it gets to pick on Kelly!!!

You know I wish that I had Jessies Girl!!!!!!!
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