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Old Aug 5, 2005, 5:09 AM   #1
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I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions on how to make this shoot better... This is one of about 10 good shots I got out of a model shoot I did. Not the best, but a good one... I certainly don't need a more smilely model :-).
The lighting was natural, but the framing of the subject looks a little off to me. I would crop it, but I don't know which way to do so. Any other suggestions would be WONDERFUL. Yes... wonderful. Oh... thank you ahead of time.

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Old Aug 5, 2005, 6:02 AM   #2
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Best I can suggest is this - loses the distracting detail in the top left.

The horizontal above her head is also unfortunate, but I think it looks less obvious if placed closer to the border.

I tried landscape head & shoulders & other, tighter crops, but I think if you lose her bare arms & the puffy sleeves it kinder negates the point of the study.

Don't know what others think...

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Old Aug 5, 2005, 11:39 AM   #3
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Will, I liked what Ian did but wanted to completly remove the distracting line so I used the cloning tool in photoshop Elements to remove it. I also changed the distracting rough edge above the tile. There was also a small spot of white on the tile and I removed it. Then there was the blemish on her upper lip. In for a penny in for a pound,,, So I removed it also. Used a little gausian blur as the edges were kinda ragged. This is the result.
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Old Aug 5, 2005, 11:44 AM   #4
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Actually this is posed quite well. any cropping from here would so change it as to make it unusable, or at least less interesting. Here I used an Opanda program for simulated filters to show what a light yellow cokin filter would do to it!


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Old Aug 5, 2005, 11:46 AM   #5
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This one with a light orange filter.


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Old Aug 5, 2005, 11:48 AM   #6
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And this one with a light sepia tone.


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I've found that when photographing someone with a light skintone these seem to help keep the details from blowing out and add warmth to the subject.


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Old Aug 5, 2005, 12:29 PM   #8
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The first thing I see is the image has been sharpened too much. It almost looks like two photos in one.
The second point is the tricep (or the back of the arm), it's too big in that pose.

I had a basic play with this shot, contrast, channel mixer and so on...... But the arm is limiting cropping the picture, so I left it.







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Seeing as though everyones being creative, here`s my go.Nice work everyone . duotone tint,
Iremoved the line with clone tool,healer and changedsomething else????

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Old Aug 6, 2005, 9:13 AM   #10
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TD - You reworked the tricep, very good job. I fooled with the tricep but couldn't get anything near as good as you did.

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