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 Post subject: Today's model shoot
PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:25 pm 
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First image from today's shoot - hope you like
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Beautiful shot, it looks almost animated.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 1:57 pm 
her skin looks very fake. way too much post-processing.

she looks like it was a very uncomfortable pose

and the angle is kind of weird? It makes her face look so round (fat)..


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Two polarised opinions - interesting, I guess that's art!


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I'd have to agree with David about the plasticy look.

She looks pretty uncomfortable too - almost as if she's being hung upside down. I'd like to see a more standard portrait of her which might remove that unflattering crick in her neck.

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Tough audience eh! :-) Here's another from the same shoot.
n.b. sorry to disagree with you guys but the skin is extremely detailed and you can literally see every single pore - at least when it's sized for a double page magazine layout at 300ppi. Clearly the compression for lo-res is having some impact on the quality here.

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I have to agree, the skin is too plastic, and it's getting worse in the shadow. On the second shot the frame( crop? ) is not optimal it cuts the neck too high.

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Could you post an OOC Jpeg? It might be useful to compare what PP has done to her look. Perhaps she's just gone over-board on the make-up?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 8:31 am 
nice colors & all, but the most important rule of portraits: don't cut away joints & head shots above the shoulders! & the skin looks very plastiky,which looks very unnatural. don't use blur in editing portraits! never ever. work with your healing brush instead to correct the skin texture


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 24, 2011 1:04 pm 
In my opinion, it's the highlights that give the plasticy look. I think this is because highlights in skin are bigger and less defined than in more reflective surfaces


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Hi Scott,

Thanks for sharing!

You've definitely got a "look" going there. My initial reaction was also "plasticky" (sorry :oops: ). I'd almost say "over-processed" but as a self-confessed happy-snapper I guess I don't really have the right to say anything at all!

Out of interest, would you be willing to share a JPEG in this thread of one of the originals of your images above at the same scale and crop as the processed image with just the camera's (or raw converter's) default processing?

I quite understand if you wouldn't but I think it might be interesting to compare. Oh, and if you specifically don't want anyone to have a go at processing and posting a revised version of that original then I think you should specifically say so in bold letters right beside it. I can see some members might be tempted...

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I kind of like the "plastic" look but not against the satin sheets, that make it look kind of morbid sorry.

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