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Old Aug 31, 2006, 10:12 PM   #1
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I was playing with fill flash and would like some input on what I can do to improve these pictures, or I should say,my outdoor portriat skill. I was using my Kit lens on my Digital Rebel Xt. My cheapy tripod and my 430ex speed light.


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http://r0ger.homedns.org:11000/j1.jpg
http://r0ger.homedns.org:11000/j2.jpg
http://r0ger.homedns.org:11000/j3.jpg
http://r0ger.homedns.org:11000/j4.jpg
http://r0ger.homedns.org:11000/man%20on%20slide.jpg
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 11:10 PM   #2
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hmmm.... they are huge pictures... it was hard to view for me.
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Old Sep 1, 2006, 6:11 PM   #3
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Update, I used a program to re rescale the images. Hope that helps.
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Old Sep 3, 2006, 8:29 PM   #4
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Hi!

Good start with outdoor portraits! :-)

I ran one of the photos through 2 programs & posed below at 75%

First, I cropped it a bit to show more person & less forrest.

1. Adobe Photoshop Elements 4.0 (Under $100) - I used the default settings for the following fixes: Color, Saturation, Skin Tone, Levels, Brightness and Contrast.

2. Noiseware Community Edition (FREE) - I used the Portrait setting to smooth the subject's face, jacket and background.
http://www.imagenomic.com/download.asp


Good Luck!
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Old Sep 4, 2006, 8:08 AM   #5
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Thanks I will look at those programs!
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Old Sep 4, 2006, 8:14 AM   #6
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If I manage to pickup these programs, what settings did you use / change to get at that point?
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Old Sep 4, 2006, 11:59 AM   #7
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Hi,

Adobe Photoshop Elelments 4.0 - Under "Enhancements", click 'Default", Also, bump Saturation to +6 and adjest Skin Tone (use the eye dropper & click on the face)

Noiseware Community Edition - Click "Default"

**Pick up the book by Scott Kelby - he's the guru of Photoshop & Elements**
http://shop.scottkelbybooks.com/?mai...4f923babbcc36b

Good Luck! :G
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