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Old Aug 28, 2012, 7:02 PM   #1
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Default Niece Portrait

Was asked to do senior portraits for another niece this year.

This is one of the best from our session over the weekend.

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DSC_5606a1 by NotDadsW41, on Flickr

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Old Aug 28, 2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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More senior less rock, nice lighting, just make sure to keep those beautiful eyes as one of the main points in the pictures.
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 5:26 AM   #3
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i agree
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 7:13 AM   #4
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Thanks guys! Anything else?
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 12:21 PM   #5
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My own personal taste- but looking at your portraits via Flickr, I'd ease up on the PP with regards the face smoothing...
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Needs cropping and dont like her leaning like that
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Old Aug 29, 2012, 6:46 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!

I've been experimenting there Simon. Can't say I am all that thrilled with it either. Followed a tutorial from Corel on it, I use Paintshop ProX. It said crank it to 100! So I tried it on a few of them.

Koolpc - the lean was out of necessity I believe. The rocks were on had a pretty steep angle as I recall.
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You may want to try Portrait Professional, it gives you full control over every aspect of skin correction, allowing you to apply just a little or a lot, and in different areas as well. I've started using it for the portraits I do, and it's become part of my pp arsenal. It also allows for sharpening of the eyes, saturation of the lips, and teeth whitening.

As far as your photo goes, I like it. Though I do agree with her positioning in the photo, maybe if she was standing closer to the rock, but I do like the contrast of her shirt and the light tan color of the rock, and of course I think portrait would have worked better than landscape here.

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Old Aug 29, 2012, 8:06 PM   #9
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I am still very new at this (decent camera usage). My sister-in-law ends up being tilted like that in her pictures too. You cant fix that unless you have her change the way she stands. The hips are rocked and her hands are on them which tilts her head.
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