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Old Apr 8, 2010, 12:17 AM   #11
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Here is the original photo.
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Old Apr 8, 2010, 12:20 AM   #12
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I ran it through photoshop and desaturated it.
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Old Apr 8, 2010, 12:25 AM   #13
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Then I used Virtual Photographers Snap Preset filter.
http://www.optikvervelabs.com/
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Then I lightened the whites of her eyes with the Dodge tool set to 12% opacity and highlights. Then I sharpened her eyes with the sharpening tool and the zoomed wayyy in to blur the sharpen artifacts in the pupils with the blur tool. Then gave it a little contrast boost.
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Old Apr 8, 2010, 12:38 AM   #15
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Next I used a Vignette Blur filter from Nik Colorefex Pro's group of filters.
http://www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa/entry.php
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Bigdawg,

I like your latest series of portraits. Each one is different and capture a different mood. Nicely done.
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Nice shots, Ed! Do you capture this look, does she simply pose or look that way, or are you dealing a naturally photogenic grandchild, that no matter how she looks it is a just a lovely picture...

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Bigdawg,

I like your latest series of portraits. Each one is different and capture a different mood. Nicely done.
Thank you. They are truly individuals with different temperaments. I think that shows in the photos.
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Nice shots, Ed! Do you capture this look, does she simply pose or look that way, or are you dealing a naturally photogenic grandchild, that no matter how she looks it is a just a lovely picture...

All the best.

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Yes she and her twin sister are very photogenic..the camera just seems to love them. No I didn't pose her. She just gave me different looks and I was lucky enough to catch them. They (the twins) are going to be in a beauty walk in the near future and the contest judges wanted some snapshots before hand of each contestant so my daughter asked me to shoot a few for her. I just told the girls to pose for me and let them decide how they wanted to do it. They are nearly 8 years old and you'd think they wouldn't know what to do but they surprised both myself and their mother by coming up with all kinds of different places and ways to pose these. Their ideas and poses made for a very fun afternoon.
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Lovely set of twins! You must be their star photographer! Good photos, Ed.
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