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Old Jan 21, 2006, 11:45 PM   #1
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Well, I love the shot, but I should have listened to my Mom as a Kid "Make your bed!"

Any ideas?


I touched up the second shot. Is it any better?


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Old Jan 22, 2006, 12:02 AM   #2
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 2:11 AM   #3
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I took a few stabs at this. On all of them I made a levels adjustment that I think makes it look more like film.

In this first crop, I simply trimmed off the excess detail around the edge. This might not be considered an interesting crop, but it's what I'd put in the photo album.
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 2:15 AM   #4
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Here I cropped it down to the relvent details. This would probably be decent except that his leg position makes it such that he almost looks like he doesn't have any legs. If the computer screen came up higher this would probably work.


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This is a "rule of thirds" crop, though maybe slightly off. I tried to leave just enough detail of the legs to get the idea of the position he's sitting in, and just enough of his left foot to give the impression of his position relative to the laptop, but not enough detail to distract from his face. I think this works quite well.

I tried a similar crop to the other side but it looked awkward.
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Old Jan 22, 2006, 2:57 AM   #6
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Thank You sooo much for the input! I like the first one the best!



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Old Jan 22, 2006, 3:07 AM   #7
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Corpsy,

I love the adjustments you made. Can I send/email you the original before I go to print with it to help me with the same adjustments? I cropped it already if you don't mind.



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Old Jan 22, 2006, 3:17 AM   #8
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I didn't save the file I did the adjusting on, but it was just a simple levels adjustment. I brought the right slider more to the left, and I darkened the gamma by moving the middle slider to the right. Note that on some monitors (like mine), images will appear brighter in Photoshop than in the web browser. I think Photoshop's display is likely closer to what the printout will look like, but I couldn't guarantee that.
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Well alot of hard work paid off. Got the camera 2 weeks ago and will be ordering my first print tomorrow. Thanks for the input and help! Here it is!!


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Definitely a keeper. Good work.
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