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Old Sep 17, 2006, 5:36 PM   #11
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Great choice of camera & fantastic pictures, only wish I could take pictures like you using mine:?
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Old Sep 17, 2006, 5:43 PM   #12
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Great choice of camera & fantastic pictures, only wish I could take pictures like you using mine:?

hahah

hey tonz, i think this is your first post isnt it.

thanks

yea i decided to upgrade to the 350 and sold the pana.

Im sure you have some nice shots from Hawaii. You should post some...

thanks again
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:30 AM   #13
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New350d is performing well you must be pleased!

Like #2great face/expression -with the hair very early90s/retro supermodel...

Also #4 sheis goldenlike a movie star .. reminds me of UK actressKeira Knightley somehow...

All very natural, love to see a proper session!
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Old Sep 18, 2006, 12:56 AM   #14
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New350d is performing well you must be pleased!

Like #2great face/expression -with the hair very early90s/retro supermodel...

Also #4 sheis goldenlike a movie star .. reminds me of UK actressKeira Knightley somehow...

All very natural, love to see a proper session!

thanks

yes i am loving the 350. its amazing how much better it is than my old fz30.

Yea its her latest hair style and i think it has that real funky look about it.

hopefully try to do some planned shots this weekend, but if not i will atleast try to get in a few decent shots of other stuff

thanks for the comments

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Old Sep 18, 2006, 5:03 AM   #15
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Ken, congrats for your new camera You were already a considerable talent. So, we'll able to see more of what in fact you're capable of! Your 1 st shot is also numberone for me, displaying the smooth look of a DSLR yet with great detail...Surely does justice toyour superb modelAnother thing to consider is that you did this with the kit lens which some people call truck's windscreed:-)I was alsotrying to choose between Rebel XT, Nikon D50, Pentax K100D considering that I'll not be able to invest on lenses at least for a long time. So also gave me a good measure for comparison with your shots. Thanks for sharing!
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Ken I tried the masking effect on a shot of a small girl but Im afraid it just did not look right, any tips would be welcome, I did exactly as you discribed.
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Ken, congrats for your new camera You were already a considerable talent. So, we'll able to see more of what in fact you're capable of! Your 1 st shot is also numberone for me, displaying the smooth look of a DSLR yet with great detail...Surely does justice toyour superb modelAnother thing to consider is that you did this with the kit lens which some people call truck's windscreed:-)I was alsotrying to choose between Rebel XT, Nikon D50, Pentax K100D considering that I'll not be able to invest on lenses at least for a long time. So also gave me a good measure for comparison with your shots. Thanks for sharing!

thanks mate for the kind words

so far i am very impressed with teh 350. I tried the d50 iand i found it very arkward to use. DIdnt seem to like it at all. Never tried the Pentax as it wasnt available at the place i was looking but i found the 350 very easy to use.

Yea i have heard the kit lens is not the hottest lens to run. Im lookin to purchase a f1.8 50m later this week. i was very impressed with some shots i have seen with it.

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Old Sep 18, 2006, 6:00 AM   #18
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Ken I tried the masking effect on a shot of a small girl but Im afraid it just did not look right, any tips would be welcome, I did exactly as you discribed.

hi mate

whipped together a real quick nasty flow of what i do. Now this is sorta extracts of what i saw someone else do then i have sorta mixed it up wth wat some other person does. it seems to work

Shot 1
Go into quick mask mode. mask up the key areas of skin to soften.

Shot 2
Once selected come out of quick mask mode and click "select inverse" so the actual skin is selected. Depending on the res (mine is 8mp so i use feather radius of 50) feather selection

Shot3&4
Go into the NOISE - MEDIAN option and play with this until you get the right look you are after. It makes it easier if you hit "CTRL+H" to hide those ugly selection lines so you can see the blend against the non selected skin.

Shot5&6
Select NOISE>ADD NOISE. again play with this until there is a nice slight texutre added to the softened skin to make it look more realistic. I find mono works best for me.

Shot7
Deselect and done.

Another way i sometimes do this is to duplicate the layer, perform the actions on shots 1-4. the use the Layer opacity at around 60% so you can still seem some of the original skin charactrstcs through the softened layer. Fine tune and then flatten

hope this helps mate

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Thanks, I did it way you described but I guess on a young child you don't need as much smoothing, I think the duplicate way might be the way to go.
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Rebel XT, Nikon D50, Pentax K100D

bahadir - I'm also considering each of these cameras, I would love to know which one you decide to go with.

Ken - Thanks for the GREAT description on how you did the editing. It doesn't seem soo hard now :-).


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