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A shoot with Kari-Ann
Wasn't sure how best to clean up the hair to the left.

Camera:Olympus E-30
Lens:Olympus 14-54mm F2.8-3.5 II
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Kari-Ann
Username:joshwa joshwa
Uploaded:13 Apr 2012 - 3:41 PM
Tags:Flash / lighting, Portraits / people
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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2801 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 4:14 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Short answer is dont, - it looks perfectly normal.

if you want to remove a few of the hairs, since the background is black. them zoom in, select a soft black brush, and while holding down the shift key, click along the side of her face in small increments to follow the contours of the face.

I would however be a lot more concerned with the very strong Magenta cast on her skin. Ive loaded a mod so you can compare.

Olympus can do this somethimes, so shooting in raw and calibrating white balance is the way to go.

theres a "rule of thumb" for Caucasian skin colour, and if you drop a colour sample point on her hand or shoulder, where theres no make up, using CMYK, Cyan should be about 1/3 to 1/3 the value of magenta, and yellow should be slightly ( 2 or 3 %) above magenta. In this shot, cyan is zero, magenta is 54%, and yellow is 20%. This is corrected in the mod.


Hope this is helpful,



regards


Willie

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Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318434 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
13 Apr 2012 - 4:44 PM

Agree totally with Willie about colour, and no need to do anything with the hair wisps. I added a mod with a colour correction (I went for a more subtle colour shift), and got rid of the left eye glare and added slight saturation to the lips / eyes.

It's well sharp - good to see the Olympus delivering such quality.

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matta56
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13 Apr 2012 - 5:27 PM

love this pic, simple and effective, both modifications look great, just wondered which version best represents the model? as for the hair it looks perfectly natural.
would love to know more about the settings for the camera and light set up

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joshwa
joshwa ePHOTOzine Staff 3598 forum postsjoshwa vcard United Kingdom
14 Apr 2012 - 8:06 AM

Thanks for the feedback - very helpful - I think it's somewhere in the middle of the two modifications colour wise (the room with the lights on gets hotter as the shoot progresses so it's possible / likely that she was pinker than the start). The lighting was two softboxes, she's looking up at the brighter smaller one, with a larger one about 45degrees to her. Camera on manual settings with remote flash trigger.

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banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10781 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2801 Constructive Critique Points
14 Apr 2012 - 6:41 PM

Remember to calibrate white balance with studio lights, use a grey card, then shooting in RAW you will have the ability to get the tone spot on.



Willie

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 438 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
25 Apr 2012 - 6:40 PM

Colour balance aside it's a lovely portrait. Pete's edit seems to have a very natural appearance that i find appealing.
Alun

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