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By TrevBatWCC    
One from back in 2015 on a visit to the Photography Show at the NEC. Some of the companies there will feature models on their display stands to attract photographers to promote their products (usually studio lighting). Of course, you get dozens of photographers clammering around to get some shots - if youíre lucky not to get heads in the line of fire, you may manage a shot like of this young lady, posing as Marilyn Monroe. Inevitably, youíll more than likely get a load of clutter in the background.
However, since the Coronavirus struck last year, the show was cancelled, understandably as the exhibition hall is always heaving with bodies. Itís now being run as an online event, but it obviously misses out on people actually being able to handle photographic equipment and to try it out.
Faffed around in reprocessing this, and replaced the background with a stock studio background image. The version shows the original cluttered background.
(image taken 23/03/2015)

Many thanks to Norm (Owdman), Leo, Phil (Philpot), Val (Val Prowse), Andrew (andrewit), Ian (youmightlikethis), Diane (Fefe), Richard (DicksPics) and Peter (Mollycat) for their User Awards on my previous upload, A Shaggy Dog Story! , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw image processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in PortaitPro 19 and Photoshop Elements 2020.

Thanks again to everyone for your vote & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 😃👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Portrait Model Digital manipulation Nec Portraits and people photography show

Voters: RocketRon, Buffalo_Tom, Minty805 and 56 more

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Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
30 Jan 2021 11:42AM
A stunning portrait. Tom
Minty805 Plus
6 47 10 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2021 11:43AM
Well faffed and worth doing, Trev. That's a very nice "studio" portrait.
adagio 4 4 2 England
30 Jan 2021 11:44AM
Well you've certainly done a very good job with that, Trev👍👍!! The background suits is perfectly, and I prefer the shaded red better than black as it adds more warmth to the image. I don't know why they present models in front of clutter, you'd think they could rig up a decent backdrop!!!!!

Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2021 11:51AM
Charm, elegance, and beauty !!
Very nice work Trev, Isabel GrinGrinGrin
cats_123 Plus
18 5.1k 31 Northern Ireland
30 Jan 2021 12:09PM
Excellent work 👍👍
RonnieAG Plus
13 154 119 Scotland
30 Jan 2021 12:13PM
I am no authority on portrait photography, but IMHO given the difficulties you have got an a very good shot, Trev.
30 Jan 2021 12:23PM
Nicely done Trev.
dales Plus
7 13 Australia
30 Jan 2021 12:24PM
Beautiful portrait work Trev , quite a good Maryilyn model also SmileSmile
leo_nid 5 12
30 Jan 2021 1:02PM
lovely job for changing the backdrop, Trev, to mention just one..
and did you know that in the 1950s legendary Ella Fitzgerald wasnít allowed to perform at the famous Hollywood club Mocambo because being a Black, and Marylin Monroe called the owner and told him she'd be there every night at the front table if Ella was allowed to perform.... he agreed...
30 Jan 2021 1:30PM
Great portrait Trev, and great pice of work from yourself.
Buffalo_Tom Plus
16 2.3k 29 Wales
30 Jan 2021 1:38PM
Fabulous work on changing the back ground which really suits the subject.
gpimages Plus
12 80 3 England
30 Jan 2021 1:55PM
Nicely done Trev.
gp Wink
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
30 Jan 2021 2:00PM
Very well done Trev. Keep on faffing.
ZenTony Plus
7 17 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2021 2:03PM
Very clever Trev. Great result.
pentaxpatty 9 30 2 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2021 3:19PM
Well done Trev looks much better without the cluttered b/g. She is very beautiful

Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2021 3:25PM
great portrait Trev, beautifully changed background as well!!
James124 Plus
7 63 54 Portugal
30 Jan 2021 3:27PM
Full marks for the background change, Trev, but the girl looks a bit plastic I think.
PhilT2 Plus
13 609 35 England
30 Jan 2021 3:36PM
Nicely done Trev
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2021 3:47PM
Great job of changing the background Trev. Unfortunately my eye is drawn by the shadow on the model's forced from that awful wig. No doubt most male viewers will have their eye drawn by other things.
saltireblue Plus
12 13.5k 83 Norway
30 Jan 2021 4:02PM
Very good replacement work, Trev. The show will be a big nothing online compared to being there...
EMJAYCEE 13 10 10 England
30 Jan 2021 4:13PM
You've worked wonders Trev.
JuBarney Plus
11 36 6 United Kingdom
30 Jan 2021 5:32PM
A beautiful capture of this lovely lady
LoryC 6 2 Italy
30 Jan 2021 7:05PM
Lovely portrait Trev and very good choice of background in your lead image.

Lory Smile
30 Jan 2021 7:23PM
Excellent work Trev..Lin
rhfoto 6 2
31 Jan 2021 12:22PM
Great work Trev.

Beautiful model Trev, the lead is my favourite as the uncluttered BG is much better.
bliba Plus
17 1 2 Austria
31 Jan 2021 4:15PM
Fefe Plus
11 82 49 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2021 5:17PM
Although I would never know you had replaced the bg Trev, very well faffed!....I actually like the bg of the version anyway.
Great job for both GrinGrin
Great shot Trev having been to the exhibition I know exactly what too expect itís heaving but I picked up a super lens for my Nikon which I still have,

HobbitDave Plus
14 10 10 England
6 Feb 2021 2:02PM
You must have a degree in faffing, Trev, to isolate the lovely b/g in the lead, A very good virtual Marilyn, virtual background, virtual exhibitions, itís all going virtual these days, virtually everything. 🙂🙂

Dave 🐈

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