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Lydia

By RoyMarriott
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?

Tags: Portrait Close up Portraits and people

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31 Dec 2010 1:23PM
Nice portrait Roy.
What is 'Lightroom' btw?
best wishes for 2011
mike

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bfgstew 10 668 105 England
31 Dec 2010 1:46PM
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
RoyMarriott 10 10 South Africa
4 Jan 2011 7:45PM

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.
RoyMarriott 10 10 South Africa
4 Jan 2011 7:52PM

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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