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dances with wolves

By lorus5000
Dances with wolves,
shot on grey backdrop with 2 x 600w flash's
I would really appreciate some advise or critique on this shot.
thanks.

Tags: Fashion Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.

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NickParry 10 1.0k 79 Wales
31 Oct 2009 9:26PM
For me, simply, it needs cropping drastically.

It need less on the right of shot, and much less on the top. Centrally placing a figure will make the figure 'stagnent', changing the crop with add more dynamism.

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Robert51 Plus
7 2 14 United Kingdom
31 Oct 2009 9:35PM
HI Lee

Nice shot but needed a few things. As stated above a much tighter crop. I have added a little edge darkening and the a light brown tint to bring out that wonderful colour. Also a little flash fill on the face.
This I hope has darkened the background and made the eye stay on the young lady.
Hard to work on such a small image after cropping.
Hope you like it....
Robert
banehawi Plus
11 1.3k 3353 Canada
31 Oct 2009 9:42PM
The shot is quite nice.

I would like to have seen some more light on her face, - theres some fall off where her face is darker that her legs.

The purpose of a crop is not to have it tighter, rather to have the shot balanced better, so the subject if off centre, on a third. To achieve thie, I cropped space on the right, and also added space to the left.


Ive cropped, lightened the face, added a little contrast and sharpened a tad in the mod.


Hope you find this helpful,



Regards



Willie
lorus5000 6 24
31 Oct 2009 10:35PM

Quote:HI Lee

Nice shot but needed a few things. As stated above a much tighter crop. I have added a little edge darkening and the a light brown tint to bring out that wonderful colour. Also a little flash fill on the face.
This I hope has darkened the background and made the eye stay on the young lady.
Hard to work on such a small image after cropping.
Hope you like it....
Robert


Thanks for the advise i appreciate it.
robert would you mind explaining to me how you added the tint please..
thanks
Robert51 Plus
7 2 14 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2009 3:15PM
Hi Lee
In photoshop open image and duplicate layer.
Now open a new blank layer.
Go to Layer/New fill layer/Solid color.
Pick any colour to fill the layer.
Change the blend to "Soft Light".
You can now click on the colour squre on the fill layer and change to any colour that works best with your picture, browns works well.
Hope this helps, any problems let me know.
Robert.
lorus5000 6 24
1 Nov 2009 3:54PM
Thanks for that , Ill have a go.....

Thanks for all your time.

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