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Old Oct 27, 2010, 11:47 PM   #1
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Here's a pic of my daughter.
I don't know what to think about the tree.
But she wanted me to take the picture that way.

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Old Oct 28, 2010, 12:15 AM   #2
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Aced19,

She's got a winning smile.
A few personal observations:
Seems to be slightly overexposed. Some post editing could fix most of that probably.
I would have preferred not to place her with the tree in the center of the photo. A tad offset might be more attractive. See very quick and dirty edit below.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 6:56 AM   #3
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Over exposed cause flash is quite strong, but a nice pick for a gorgeous girl.
I like the tree. Shows a contrast with the soft skin.

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I like the tree, I use them quite a bit in portrait shoots so keep with it. This has a lot of potential, as everyone else has had a play I did a quick edit too (let us know if you would like them removed as we didn't ask first).

I think you should listen to her ideas more often and just have fun with photography, if you have willing models it's a great way to learn new things.
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Old Oct 28, 2010, 3:14 PM   #5
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Nice pose, but too much tree. I agree with other comments, there. I gave a shot at editing, as well. Used a warming filter, levels, to help the exposure, a touch of film grain to add a bit of texture to the washed out places, and a very light unsharp mask.

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i would crop the tree to just before it comes into focus and then just to where your daughters red jumper cardigan comes into view ..... you have a beautiful daughter / model .... did you use the built in flash or external?

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Old Oct 29, 2010, 12:19 AM   #7
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Thanks everyone.

I don't mind the pictures.

Shot using a D90, sb-600, 80-200mm f/2.8.
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I like Mark's version. It always helps to start with a lovely model like aced19's daughter.
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Old Oct 31, 2010, 12:03 AM   #9
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I like Mark's version. It always helps to start with a lovely model like aced19's daughter.
Thanks Walter.
Shes only 14 and 6' 1" tall.

I like Marks version also.
If you have the time to explain how you did that. It would be greatly appreciated.
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Thanks Walter.
Shes only 14 and 6' 1" tall.

I like Marks version also.
If you have the time to explain how you did that. It would be greatly appreciated.
Yay, everyone likes my version LOL

Wow 6'1" already, you must be tall too. I'm 6'6" and my wife is 5' so we are not sure what is going to happen with the children LOL.;;I

have to admit, I'm lazy/unskilled at Photoshop, so a lot of what I did was done with Portrait Professional, I use it a lot with brides as it does a great pretty natural job in face processing. It is better with higher res photos and usually I only do it for photos like this where the face is key. When I do use it, I keep things quite mild, you can go crazy with the settings if you like for the plastic look. I did use it in this photo to enhance the eyes and a little bit of skin smoothing.

The parts I did Photoshopop (if I remember correctly) were to add a warming filter and also to play with levels a bit to get the exposure back and give some more contrast..... that's about it.
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