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Old May 2, 2005, 1:40 AM   #1
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hi all. my first post for critique. all i did was crop it. was wondering what you all would do differently. include any photo shop tweaks!
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Old May 2, 2005, 2:14 AM   #2
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Here are some PS touches from a beginner, for what it is worth.
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Old May 2, 2005, 2:27 AM   #3
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I'd have to suggest trying to get this young lady to relax, adopt a posture reflecting less tension. Sweater is tightly closed about the neck and hand on her necklace...and wide eyed look suggests to me she's about to bolt. (and the glasses aid in that suggestion) A different pose, more relaxed look, and it wouldn't look so scary, even with the pale green light. Detail is crsip enough, although I wouldn't rule out lighting a bit more from the side to catch a little drama in the facial features. Any work in editing might be to soften or warm the lighting toward yellow/red a little bit. Hope I don't sound too harsh, best regards,

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Old May 2, 2005, 2:37 AM   #4
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kenneth,

i wasnt so much concerned about the pose. but i appreciate the suggestions.

heres her take on me:


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I tried to soften the green effect down a little, I don't think she looks scared, more like pensive.






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Old May 4, 2005, 12:41 AM   #6
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Maybe experiment with depth of field.

I really dig the lines of the wall, but for some reason the fall off of the focus
does not seem right. Maybe it needs a little more, maybe less.

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I really like what you've done here. The first image lacks the kind of balance I'd like to see. Moving your subject or cropping more left of frame will give it more impact.

I did a levels adjustment, cropped and desharpened the lines on the wall slightly on this edited version.

Thank you for sharing and keep shooting this style!

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