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Old Jun 4, 2006, 11:26 PM   #11
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Really, really good. Beautiful model.



Keep up the good work.
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 5:52 AM   #12
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lovely shots

very natural. Ithink this is the element which makes these images so appealing.



did u intend for the yellow colour cast?

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Ken, glad you brought it up. Was hoping for some critique on the colors.

The room'sinherent yellow/orangeglow comes from the orange painted walls, with lots of berry colored reflective fabrics. So. SinceI did not like how flashwashed outthese intensely warm colors,I shot with ambient light. But then I wasn't sure how to change skin tones accordingly.

Any advice on how to "normalize" the skin tones...in camera or otherwise...is appreciated!

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Really, really good. Beautiful model.


aw, thanks!
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Old Jun 5, 2006, 2:48 PM   #15
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Ken, glad you brought it up. Was hoping for some critique on the colors.

The room'sinherent yellow/orangeglow comes from the orange painted walls, with lots of berry colored reflective fabrics. So. SinceI did not like how flashwashed outthese intensely warm colors,I shot with ambient light. But then I wasn't sure how to change skin tones accordingly.

Any advice on how to "normalize" the skin tones...in camera or otherwise...is appreciated!

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This can be achieved in photoshop. i actually had a play wth it last night and got the skin tone neutral. At the mo its on my laptop so i wil have to get it off later. Umm usualy if you set your white balance to tungsten this should counter this look. When you select tungsten white balancing on your cm, the cam projects a blue colour cast into the shot which commonly counteracts a yellowy colour cast often given off by tungsten. However in some occassion the finish product is very cold looking.

If you have a customer white balance option on your cam, which im sure you do, just hold a white card infront og the casm in the location you are going to shoot and select the white card using your cams customer white blance as the white point. You can also do this with grey cards. This just helps you get it bang on before you start shooting

Pob the easiest way to do it would be to shooot your shots in RAW mode and use a raw editor to change light temp afterwards. This will give you the ability to correct colour casts etc. \

At this stage bcse your photo is in jpeg format you can just play with levels in PS, colour balce and add different photo filters to counter the yellow.

I think the finish product should still have a hint of yellow tone as i think the warmth does complimnt this lovely range of shots

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Old Jun 5, 2006, 3:29 PM   #16
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I've takenfor granted my camera will do a good job AWB and don't even bother. Stubbornness must come from college days using a prehistoric SVHS newscamera where I had to custom WB every four steps. I got so tired of that darn whitecard! :GAt the very least, changing to Tungsten should help. THX

in #4 I had photoshoppedlevels to an accurate representation of my skin tone. But as you pointed out themoodiness is definitely compromised.I imagine the answer is in the middle, like most things.

Look forward to seeing your edit!

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here are the edits from my laptop

they seem a bit off on skin tone but i think you will get the idea. just had a play around.



shot 1, jjust tried balancing colours, and did a simple diffusion effect

shot 2: just softened skin

shot 3: just balanced skin tone to what i thought

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i tried to enlarge this shot. i really like the shot you have taken here.


I quite liked a bit of reddey look to it so i kept iit i there.

The more i look at this shot the more i like it. Its great. could be come sort of commercial for cell phones or something


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Old Jun 6, 2006, 1:16 AM   #19
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Wow! Good work Ken.
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another one
Trying to get a more natural colour cast




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