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Bagsfan5 Apr 17, 2006 9:18 PM

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First portraits taken with my studio lights..... Late evening in the garden. Not much photoshop done to them.... Any comment or help would be appreciated.

Bagsfan5 Apr 17, 2006 9:19 PM

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kenmck15 Apr 19, 2006 4:48 AM

good clear shots and very little shadows anywhere.

I think a notch up in the mid tone contrast will add sufficient depth to the overall shot.

nice work


bahadir Apr 19, 2006 5:41 AM

Clever and handsome boy, it seems. :-)
I liked the overall atmosphere, and you've also managed to give his mood well.
I agree what Ken said above. Still, would like to add that if you only select the boy with the magnetic lasso tool before these arrangements I think he'll stands out even more significantly. I tried some 50% sharpening and a little push to the right at the mid tone slider in the levels and think it worked well.

Bagsfan5 Apr 19, 2006 8:35 PM

Thank you both Ken and Bahadir for the time and effort that you took to view my photos. I have a question.... Bahadir, is it possible for you to change the settings that you talked about and repost the photo.... I am not the best on PS and would like to see what you are talking about....

Thank you very much....

bahadir May 12, 2006 7:32 AM

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So sorry not to have noticed your reply earlier, Bagsfan. It's been almost a month!! Now I also understand that it is simply possible! (and I'm not going to cast black magic on anyone who would do the same :G )
Hope you're still there.

Bagsfan5 May 12, 2006 7:47 AM

Thank you very much for the sample. It looks much better. WOW.... What steps did you do to achieve that result ???? Thanks TIM

bahadir May 13, 2006 8:06 AM

Easy, Bagsfan. I opened the the image in the PS, zoomed in and selected the boy's face with the magnetic lasso tool. Then I sharpened this selection in the USM and also increased its midtone contrast a little. Saved as Jpeg.That's all..I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the result.

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