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Challenge: Glasses (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro for Nikon
Location: UK
Date: Jan 19, 2009
Aperture: F22
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Portraiture, Studio
Date Uploaded: Jan 20, 2009

Hi
The reason I would like a critique is so that I can improve and avoid making obvious mistakes.

This is a picture of my daughter taken in my home studio.
I used a Nikon D200 at F22, ISO100 1/250s along with two Bownes studio strobes, one with softbox to the right of the shot the other with shoot through brollie to the left.

Behind the subject was a white cotton sheet.

I used Nikon's NX2 to adjust things like saturation to try and get the skin tones back, and also introduced an S curve into the lighting.

I selected the iris and boosted the colour, maybe a bit too much.
I also applied an unsharp mask.


I do notice that I'm getting a little redness on skin but have no idea why so any advice on that would be most welcome.

Many Thanks
Will...

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01/26/2009 01:13:59 PM
The eyes scare me! Is that contact lenses or processing?
01/26/2009 02:52:21 AM
So 80's!
01/24/2009 05:53:09 PM
A couple of thoughts about your entry.

I think the composition is pretty solid with the centered face - i just wish the sides of the hands were not cropped quite as tight.

The model's face is very pretty and I think you did a great job with capturing good skin tones on the hands - but the skin just below her eyes is a bit pinkish/purple - likely due to processing. I personally like the super blue eyes and red lips, but i wonder how well it will sit with others.

I think the jacket is one of the big problems - it is sooo busy that it distracts fro the glasses

I think the image is a bit soft and that probably cost you a bit as well and even though the glasses are white, the image does almost seem to come across as have a slightly yellow tint...but I have no idea why!

I like your model - very pretty - you need to use her more often - just put her in a bit better lighting and either get closer so you don't have to crop so much, or crop her wider.

I hope it helps!
  Photographer found comment helpful.
01/21/2009 10:27:14 AM
One of my favorites in this challenge. Great shot and good choice of white shades.
01/21/2009 04:39:43 AM
wow great shot, love the mood


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