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    Here is the original photo I took will post the photoshop photos in next post
    [attachment=0:q6bupbhi]Original lesson 11.jpg[/attachment:q6bupbhi]

    #21125

    Photoshop #1
    Here I airbrushed her body and removed her stress veins in her face along with pimples.
    Lightened her eyes and lifted shadows. Cropped photo to fit in frame.
    [attachment=2:ctres3up]Lesson 11 photoshop 1_edited-1.jpg[/attachment:ctres3up]
    Photoshop #2
    Here I played with some reflection options on photoshop.
    [attachment=1:ctres3up]Lesson 11 photoshop 2.jpg[/attachment:ctres3up]
    Photoshop #3
    This one was my favorite for the type of photography I do. I tried to give it a VOGUE or GQ fashion look.
    [attachment=0:ctres3up]Lesson 11 photoshop 1_edited-1-2.jpg[/attachment:ctres3up]

    #21126
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    Hi there,

    Thanks for submitting another assignment and I hope you had a nice weekend!

    Here is the exif data for all of these images.

    [attachment=3:3ivjzwb7]Original lesson 11 EXIF.png[/attachment:3ivjzwb7]
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    Date Time: 2013:02:12 18:43:32
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    [attachment=2:3ivjzwb7]Lesson 11 photoshop 1_edited-1 EXIF.png[/attachment:3ivjzwb7]
    Date Time Original: 2013:02:10 06:47:04
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    [attachment=1:3ivjzwb7]Lesson 11 photoshop 2 EXIF.png[/attachment:3ivjzwb7]
    Date Time Original: 2013:02:10 06:47:04
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    [attachment=0:3ivjzwb7]Lesson 11 photoshop 1_edited-1-2.png[/attachment:3ivjzwb7]
    Date Time Original: 2013:02:10 06:47:04
    Exposure Time: 1/20
    F Number: f / 2.80
    Exposure Program: Not defined
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    DateCreated: 2013-02-10T06:47:04-05:00

    For the original image here I like that you’ve shot someone who knows how to pose or is good at taking direction.

    For the original image at 1/20th of a second shutter speed you may have camera shake in this situation. Also you’re white balance is set to auto here and that’s why the original is a bit blueish.

    Also at 2.8 your depth of field will be quite shallow so nailing focus would be absolutely critical here. In fact if you look at this image at %100 or in a print you will see your subject’s face is a a bit out of focus.

    With this exposure you can see that you lose detail in the blacks detail in hair as well.

    In your first image I like what you’ve done. As you can see once you get into selecting and removing hair in photoshop it can be quite a nightmare. Selecting hair and photoshoping hair is one of the hardest things to do properly.

    I like that you warmed up the skin tones here but just be careful with over-saturating the image. It can become unnatural quickly and in this case a bit too pink.

    I also like that you’ve gotten a bit tighter with your crop.

    The reflection effect is interesting but I’m not sure I like it. What I do like is that you’re playing around and learning what you can do.

    Your third and final image is the best. The Vogue/GQ look is nice but take special note of how you’ve managed to extract the detail in the hair and how much of a difference that makes to improve this image given the hair is so central to the frame!

    Going forward, with this kind of photography you really want to nail your focus. It’s key because it the eyes are out of focus or washed out the image just won’t have the impact you want.

    Also you might want to try using strobes or using a light source as a catch light in the models’ eyes.

    The main thing though is to just keep shooting. Shoot as much as you can.

    The most important thing you can take away from this lesson is that photoshop is an extremely powerful tool. You can literally do anything you can think of. That said you can also do lots of damage an ruin a nice photograph. So just like any other tool in photography you have to use it wisely. Be subtle with your use and don’t overdo it.

    The very best thing you can do is get the highest quality image in-camera and then use your post processing tools to improve the image.

    Nice job here!

    I hope you had a nice weekend.

    Finally, are you shooting in RAW?

    #21127

    Thank you for all the great criques! I agree with the focus of the eyes I used a monopod on the boat but it was hard to keep stable.. the sail boat was a bit tippy. Editing and the photoshop playground can seem endless and i find I have to watch NOT to let if over take my photography! Sometimes I find even if I had a terrible picture but i didn’t want to miss the moment instead of throwing the picture away I’ll throw it into photoshop and surprised what I can save. ps. Yes i always shoot in Raw then upload to Lightroom or photoshop and then save file as a JPG.
    As far as my weekend unfortunately I was shooting a wedding and my back gave out. (baby is due in 3 weeks 馃槸 ). Went to Dr. and they said I ruptured my L4-L5 disk in my spine. So now im in a wheel chair or bedrest full time. I’m glad it came at the end of this course rather then lesson one! 馃槅
    At least studding for the final will keep me busy because i’m getting cabin fever! 馃槇

    #21128
    Duncan Rawlinson
    Keymaster

    OMG! 馃槷

    Be careful please!!!

    You are correct that you can get lost in photoshop and do all kinds of crazy things. I find myself messing around in there quite regularly. It’s easy to lean on it and get lazy.

    I’m happy you’ve recognized that it’s such a powerful too and to make sure it doesn’t get in your way.

    Your next critiques will be posted on Monday.

    Thanks!

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