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BLACK & WHITE ATTEMPT
Old 02-09-2007, 01:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I am again looking for an honest critique. How can I improve? This was originally shot in color. The lighting was too harsh, showing every wrinkle. I use Photoshop Elements 3.0 for all post processing. I welcome any advice.

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Re: BLACK & WHITE ATTEMPT
Old 02-09-2007, 08:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Good to see someone open to improving their work, I always strive to improve. Get Don Blair's book Body Parts, and check out Monte Zucker's pages for tutorials on lighting and posing. montezucker.com

This image could be improved by turning the models shoulders more towards the camera, and shooting from slightly higher vantage point. Balancing the light better, and slightly blowing out her face, (overexposing) to smooth out her face and deep eye sockets. Also, it always helps when the model is relaxed, try using a tripod, and remote release, and just talking with the model, until she relaxes and stops cheesing for the camera, and just is herself, ask her open ended questions that draw out her personality and make let her express herself and who she is. Best wishes, Jeffrey
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Re: BLACK & WHITE ATTEMPT
Old 02-11-2007, 05:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thank you for your honesty. I was looking for that exact type of feedback. Again—thank you.
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Re: BLACK & WHITE ATTEMPT
Old 02-11-2007, 11:29 AM   #4 (permalink)
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First just let me say that there is just something about this lady that really appeals to me. She has this incredible beauty that seems to come from deep inside. I think it might be the unspoken words that I see in her eyes. I don't think her smile looks forced at all and she has a gorgeous smile. I normally don't have any problems coming up with words to describe things but this lady has something about her that I just can't put my finger on. It's almost like a natural wholesomeness and innocence that exudes from her gaze and her smile. I might be totally wrong but opinions are called opinions for a reason.

As for the technical merits, I would defer to what Jeff said. There is something amiss about her left shoulder. The way it's cropped makes it look like she's holding her arm behind her a bit. As for the lighting issues, you could probably play in PS a bit to up the levels in her eyes but that's your call. Do you have any other shots of her? I'd love to see more.

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Re: BLACK & WHITE ATTEMPT
Old 02-12-2007, 08:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Soujrnr:

She thanks you for the compliment (and so do I). She is my wife, more images of her can be found at www.picturetrail.com/DWJohnson

Again—thank you for your comments.
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Old 02-12-2007, 10:35 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I always shoot RAW. Reason being when I come back for post processing, I choose the contrast setting that best flatters the subject. I find that young women, and most men can easily handle mid to high contrast and I push that.

Lower contrast photos are more becoming to older women because they soften the image more. I also generally don't sharpen these as much, and I will usually go in and clone out wrinkles on a new layer, then go back with my eraser at 50% opacity and bring them back out a little. Helps maintain a softer more natural look.
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