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Old 01-12-2005, 02:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was a little bored this morning so I put some new pics in my portfolio while I was reviewing them. Comments and witty remarks welcome.

Probably the best one:



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Old 01-12-2005, 07:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Overall I like the image. If it were mine, I would crop a little tighter and eliminate the bottom right background and soften the creases in her neck. Then, lighten it up a little and try to get some detail in the hair. Did you notice that the eyes are not white?
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Old 01-12-2005, 09:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Creases in her neck - Suggestion the shoulder closest to the camera to lean forward vs scrunching up. Turn her a little more and yet still get the same effect. Lean her into the camera. Use her hair possibly to hide. Although what a face she has. I like her hair up and serves the scene well.

Wide looking based on the pose and arms together with the towel.

Crop out that molding at the bottom....

This model is very pretty. Who is she?

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Old 01-13-2005, 10:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here are links to a sharpened and an unsharpened version of the pic with a tighter crop. I had already done this crop and I liked it too, but even with the detail in the corners my preference was for the longer crop. I may change my mind after more consideration.

http://www.datahero.com/stmarc/kathl...el_s_bw_3.html

http://www.datahero.com/stmarc/kathl...owel_bw_3.html

Here's the unsharpened version:



I'm not sure what I could do to bring out more detail in the hair other than try sharpening it more, but if I do that it just gets really grainy. If anybody wants to do a quick show-me, please feel free and I would be grateful.

The model is Kathleen Houk. Isn't she lovely? You can see other pictures of her in my port and on my website. I disavow all responsibility for her haircut: she showed up like that and *she* likes it, so I took pics both with and without her hair over her eyes. (She was quite willing to put it up, but it was TFP, and as I said, she likes it, so I did both.) Incidentally, she's the model I posted about who just doesn't look anything like her photographs - in person she's certainly not hard on the eyes, but the camera just *loves* her.

She was very nice to work with as well. I recommend her to shooters in the Chicago area. You can contact her at .com/prettypixie7/]Kathleen's Online Portfolio. I am going to try to get her to sign up for GG when I deliver her prints.

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Re: Thanks both for the advice...
Old 01-13-2005, 11:38 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I'm not sure what I could do to bring out more detail in the hair other than try sharpening it more, but if I do that it just gets really grainy. If anybody wants to do a quick show-me, please feel free and I would be grateful.


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Well, I played with it a bit. Won't post because the jpg is too small to get really good results. However, you might try doing a levels adjustment layer and move the white point so there isn't empty space at the left end of the histogram. (I set it to 0, 1.00, 240) Then do a second adjustment layer and adjust the white point a bit more and move the middle grey point to the left to lighten the shadows in her hair. (I set it to 0, 1.34, 245) Then mask out the towel so it isn't blown out.

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Re: Thanks both for the advice...
Old 01-13-2005, 12:04 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well, *I* feel dumb. The pic has already had levels adjustment applied, but I didn't move the white point up as far as it should have been because it blew out the towel. It simply didn't occur to me to just mask out the wretched towel! I shall go and play with it later. Thank you for the mental kick. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Thanks both for the advice...
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You're welcome. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] I like the pic, btw. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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i was gonna comment, but then i noticed you said you wanted "witty" comments so... uhhh.... witty, huh? uhhhh.... contrast is a bit flat... but can't tell if she with her back to the camera.

okay, maybe that wasn't so witty. gimme a break, ok?



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Old 01-13-2005, 04:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Actually, it was a good try. And no, she isn't.

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