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Taken at a BBQ last July. I only have photoshop starter pack... so I would be grateful for any hints on how this image can be improved to remove the shadowing on her face.

Camera:Panasonic Lumix DMC-FX7
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:A lifting experience
Username:Julesworks Julesworks
Uploaded:20 Feb 2009 - 6:24 AM
Tags:Fun, Girl, Happy, Portraits / people, Shoulder ride, Smile
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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7128 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece17 Constructive Critique Points
20 Feb 2009 - 7:09 AM

A lovely portrail, Jules. Carol

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User_Removed
20 Feb 2009 - 9:46 AM

I like the angle you have chosen, and there is a hint of a lovely natural smile.

I'm not sure what you mean by a photoshop starter pack, but if it's a version of Photoshop Elements you should find an 'Enhance' menu which has an 'adjust lighting' option which enables you to work on shadows and highlights.

Other than that selecting the figure and adjusting that separately is an option. How much you can do depends on how much detail the camera has captured in the shadows.

Brett

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Julesworks
20 Feb 2009 - 12:53 PM

Thanks for the tips, I have Adobe Photoshop Starter Edition 3.2 so will scout around to see whether it has an enhance menu. I know I need to either upgrade my camera or upgrade the software so that the two work together and I achieve better results.

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wolfy
wolfy  1036 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Feb 2009 - 9:43 PM

Very nice composition and lovely smile, just a little PS work to bring the detail out and its a winner! In fact try taking the shot again but with fill flash set on the camera..this will darken the bacjground and brighten the face

Last Modified By wolfy at 20 Feb 2009 - 9:44 PM

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Bowline
Bowline  728 forum posts England
21 Feb 2009 - 2:12 PM

I wonder what mischief she had been thinking!
Lovely shot, for the angle, but agreee with wolfy on the flash..
Click!

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Julesworks
22 Feb 2009 - 11:41 AM

Thanks chaps - maybe at the next BBQ, some work done on this photo with the help of CarolG.

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