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Thanks to you guys and your forums, I found out about the WOW presets for Lightroom. Played a lot but thought this one suited a face only portrait. Is Lightroom the best kept secret, or what?

Camera:Nikon D80 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 18 - 105 set to 90 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:Lydia
Username:RoyMarriott RoyMarriott
Uploaded:31 Dec 2010 - 10:18 AM
Tags:Close up, Portrait, Portraits / people
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optik
optik e2 Member 5optik vcard England
31 Dec 2010 - 1:23 PM

Nice portrait Roy.
What is 'Lightroom' btw?
best wishes for 2011
mike

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bfgstew  8668 forum posts England105 Constructive Critique Points
31 Dec 2010 - 1:46 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

Nice portrait Roy and subtley done in "Lightroom"

I do find it a bit unbalanced though, you have an area on her cheek which is over exposed, sometimes no big deal, but it lays next to her hair on the left side which throws it out. The pose is a little to much to the right, is this a cropped shot or as is? If it is cropped, try rotating it slightly back so her eyebrow comes into frame, also, crop the neck out as it does nothing to the shot. Catchlight in the eyes are a bit odd and look "added" and the few stray hairs need cloning out, IMHO.
I hope this doesn't offend but helps in some small way?
Regards
Stewart

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RoyMarriott
4 Jan 2011 - 7:45 PM


Quote: Nice portrait Roy.
What is 'Lightroom' btw?
best wishes for 2011
mike

Adobe Lightroom 2, stable mate to Photoshop. Great for cataloguing shots and doing basic Photoshopping (no layers, masks, weird filters).
Great for 95% of your editing.

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RoyMarriott
4 Jan 2011 - 7:52 PM


Quote: Nice portrait Roy and subtley done in "Lightroom"

I do find it a bit unbalanced though, you have an area on her cheek which is over exposed, sometimes no big deal, but it lays next to her hair on the left side which throws it out. The pose is a little to much to the right, is this a cropped shot or as is? If it is cropped, try rotating it slightly back so her eyebrow comes into frame, also, crop the neck out as it does nothing to the shot. Catchlight in the eyes are a bit odd and look "added" and the few stray hairs need cloning out, IMHO.

All good comments and thanks. Will take all on board. Unfortunately it's as shot - so cannot re-crop. But I have similar ones from the same shoot and will try your comments on those.

Many thanks
I hope this doesn't offend but helps in some small way?
Regards
Stewart

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