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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 7:48 am 
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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 8:49 am 
i personally really like these , well done.

image one is my favourite could do with a minor tweak on the harsh light in fact the more i look at them all the more i like them good job

sod it i like them all good job no favourite great bokeh.

what are you using?


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 9:40 am 
3 is it for me - why? because the sight is immediately drawn to his face because it's brighter than the rest.

1 is too desaturated for my taste, and his face is a little burned out. he's got some mad look going on there, too.

2 is underexposed - and not just a bit

4 and 5 would greatly benefit from some external lighting on his face.. not sure what possibilities you have of course.

in general, the pictures could use quite a bit of extra sharpening - my first impression was "oh dear those are blured or out of focus!" and I had to look pretty hard to figure out that they were actually sharp and just require more PP sharpening.


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PostPosted: Sun May 03, 2009 10:37 am 
I think your composition is pretty good and I like your location choices, he seems pretty relaxed so must have felt comfortable around you which is sometimes not as easy as it sounds.

As Nostrum says they could all use some PP especially in the sharpening department. #2 is a little underexposed although it's salvagable (I have done a VERY quick edit below that would need some noise reduction I don't have time to do any selective masks right now as I am off on a shoot in 10 mins).

Overall though fine effort for your first attempt IMO.

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:00 am 
simple wrote:
i personally really like these , well done.

image one is my favourite could do with a minor tweak on the harsh light in fact the more i look at them all the more i like them good job

sod it i like them all good job no favourite great bokeh.

what are you using?


D80
50mm f1.4
18-135 for a few shots
36in reflector.

Thanks for all the advice guys. Wish I was more of a pro with Photoshop. I have tried to sharpen some of the images but the results are less than ideal. Any idea where I could get a good tutorial?

Is this one any better or over processed?

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PostPosted: Mon May 04, 2009 6:23 am 
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Composition, location, and poses are great. You just need to work on the post processing. This is good, because it's easily fixed, no need to re-shoot. Some of the images look a bit soft, the second one in particular is too soft. I think it would help if the eyes were perfectly sharp, to draw attention to them.

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