A first for me here on EPZ. Portraits are not a subject Iím comfortable with, and Iím neither used to capturing or processing them, but wanted to get some new images with my new camera. As we had a worknight with Rachel at our Camera Club meeting last night, thought Iíd give it a go, and this shot was about the best of the bunch. Other than a bit of tweaking with shadows/highlights, dodging & burning, V1 & V3 are straight shots in colour & mono. In V2 & V4 Iíve softened the focus a little with a touch of Orton Effect to try to make my images of her a bit more flattering!
Might look a little better seen large if you have the time.
1/160 sec, F8, 55mm, ISO 200
Single Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Elements 6, with some assistance from Topaz Adjust.
Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging.