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By IanBroadmore  
Picture of my friend Sarah, very blonde, pale skin, freckles, photoshoped by working on eyes, soft focus , sharpening

Tags: Blonde Female portrait Freckles Portraits and people

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banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
25 Sep 2011 5:16PM
Theres a few issues with this shot Ian. I looked at your portfolio, and you have a lot of decent shots there, so this is not typical.

The shot is very much underexposed; its flat with not contrast; and it has a serious colour balance issue, - with the face being exceptionally yelllow, and the background flesh-coloured. Exposure is likely the main issue, - and try to manually enter white balance according to the light conditions. What did you use to apply softening?

At an aperture of 1.8, if the eyes are sharp, you will not need to soften the skin, - it should be quite soft. The eyes are a little overdone, in that they are much brighter and sharpenr than everything else, which tends to look a little odd.

Shutter speed was too slow for hand holding, - you need at least 1/80, and might have had to go to ISO 400.

Try not to shoot at fully open, f/1.8. The lens is considerably better stopped down a couple, and is very sharp at 5.6.



Ive tried a mod, - but theres not a whole lot possible with the original

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26 Sep 2011 10:16AM
Thanks for the constructive feedback, im going to try to upload the original
26 Sep 2011 5:50PM
its cool
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4036 Canada
26 Sep 2011 6:45PM
Thanks for putting up the original Ian.

Ive loaded a mod using it, - hope you like how it looks.

I used very discrete softening. When skin has a lot of freckles, its best to be subtle, and leave a lot of freckles in. Otherwise what can happen is that a blurring process can alter the entire skin tone and use the freckle tone which influences the effect. You are best using a programme such as Portrait professions to do this.

I started with the basic image, and as its underexposed, corrected that first before any other mods.

Hope you both approve,



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