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A soft experiment ...
Old 01-15-2007, 05:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Given some of the discussions lately about softness in glamour photos, I thought I'd try a little experiment in comparisons. Tell me which method of softness you like best (between these two of Candace and Haley)

Here are two photos side by side:

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You will notice that they are not full size, but rather small, so for a full size comparison, click on the image and view the full size images. They'll open in a new window or tab, so you can actually have them all open at once. By the way, this is called the G1 "medium" style and I've used a trick to post these using the Images link and get this smaller medium size. You could actually do the trick this way also:

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Check out what happens if you click on the small image.

I'm working on a tutorial/article on some of the above ideas for creative use of the G1 system in posts, so stay tuned.

And by the way, here is a 3rd softness technique, but its a nude, so this is just a link:

http://www.glamour1.com/photoplog/index.php?n=40

Do you prefer it to the other two?

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Re: A soft experiment ...
Old 01-15-2007, 11:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the first one the best.
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Re: A soft experiment ...
Old 01-16-2007, 12:38 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Setting aside the models themselves and just considering the pictures, I prefer Haley's picture, the one on the left. I find Candace's distracting with the selective blur.

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RFS,

As presented, my choice would be the image on the left. That is strickly from my eyes not liking the substantial blur on the right image. In fact, it (blur) looks way overdone so I'm wondering if that was intentional to make a point because we all know your PS skills are excellent. I think I might have preferred the right image if the blur was more subtle.
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I like the one on the right as a image but would prefer only to have the background blurred out or an overall softer focus like the one on the left. The base images however are lovely.
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left is best - right-hand one looks like globs of vaseline on the bottom of the lens.
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That's actually the type of filter I had in mind. Back in the 60's and 70's we used to do lots of the Vaseline on filter type of selective soft focus. I was playing with Photoshop to see if I could re-create that old effect. I wonder how close it is to using the new "lens babies"?

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Here is another way of doing soft focus with model Amy. Click on image to see it bigger, and then check it out in the light box which is even better.

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Of the four techniques, I prefer the the first one (on the left).

The last technique works well using materials like white or black tulle - or other similar open or transparent fabrics. You can focus on either the tulle or the model for different effects.

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I prefer the first on on the left as well...
I think that the other ones have their place, but it would depend on the photograph.

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I like the first image and the fourth one you put up the best. I took pictures this weekend of my boss. And see has complained, in any shot I've taken, that she looks to hard. So, I'm assuming that she would like a soft focus effect on her pictures. Can you briefly explain the techniques used in the first and fourth photos? I've bought a couple of needle point rings and tried to find a black scarf. I have found a black scarf yet. Tulle I can get. I also bought a couple of soft focus filters, which don't seem soft enough, for her anyway. I like the idea in a progressive blur, like in the third photo, but probably not as blurry.
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