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By Sillu
This i used the same things

Tags: Look Golden Pink Sit Portraits and people


dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1885 England
6 Mar 2017 10:17AM
First, sorry - something ran slow, and I've uploaded my mod twice.

Three things hit me here.

First, the tilt: not much, but a careless amount. Either straighten, or tilt further, so its' obviously deliberate.

Second, the light is bright and harsh, so after adjusting the tilt I used the spot healing tool on the model's face. A photograph freezes transient imperfections (aka 'spots') and gives a different impression from seeing a person in real life. Rule One of photographing models, including family and friends: be kind, especially to complexions!

Third - the logo is still there, and still detracts from the presence of a beautiful lady. Simply, don't put one on unless you really need to advertise in the picture itself. Immediate removal from the runners in any competition.

And a nice and intriguing shot, makign good use of the varying light in the corridor.
banehawi Plus
17 2.6k 4274 Canada
6 Mar 2017 3:20PM
Compared to the last one, this is a step backwards.

This doesnt even look like the same person.

The lighting for her face is harsh, directional (mainly from the bottom) and will mean that the slightest skin imperfection will be very obvious, - not at all what you want with an image of a female.

The pose is masculine, again not flattering, and you had other options for this pose.

Ive uploaded two mods, the second one is a closer crop, and if you look closely, the tilt of her head is different, which gives a different impression.

Overall, the image is oversaturated, and overly red.


dark_lord Plus
17 2.9k 787 England
6 Mar 2017 8:23PM
I have to say that it is worth trying different poses and lighting, so well done for doing that. Without experimenting you won't learn. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.

I agree about the tilt, slightly off looks wrong so you need to make a more positive stance.
However, harsher lighting and a tilt could work well. For example with something edgier, perhaps if the model was wearing a military uniform. The look here is softer and more gentle so harshness is less appropriate, I think.

Just suggesting alternatives to consider.
6 Mar 2017 8:54PM
I've had a bit of a play with the colours, removed the yellow cast and tried to bring some of the tones closer to red/orange for a simpler colour pallette. I also desaturated the background and added a vignette to put more attention on the model.
There is a second mod with a change to the hue of the blues to make the jeans a bit closer to cyan and compliment the colour of the hair a bit better.
Sillu 7 1 Malta
6 Mar 2017 9:04PM
Thanks a lot for all of your interest you took..
Ive seen all your mods and all you comments for sure i will learn from you's
The logo is still gonna be seen in this few pics i will upload as i have alredy done them with watermark.
I will not put them for any compation with the water mark.. those are for an advert's as long as they are fine,
I dont know why the light came harsh
Sillu 7 1 Malta
6 Mar 2017 9:07PM
I have uploded a mod
6 Mar 2017 9:29PM
Harsher light with 'sharp' shadows comes from a smaller light source further away from the subject (i.e. if it appears small to the subject). Direct sunlight gives harsh shadows because its a very small light source as it appears to us. Bigger light sources will 'wrap' around the suject more and give softer shadows, which is more flattering for portraits (thats why big umbrellas are used for some portraits, placed close to the subject). You can think of a big light source like a combination of lots of small light sources, each with a slightly different angle relative to the subject, so each gives a slightly different shadow and you don't see a single harsh edge but a smooth one.
I'm not sure what diffuser you are using on the flash but if its one of the small 'caps' that you put over the end of the flash it won't be making the light source much larger. To get softer light you could experiment with bouncing off a wall or firing the flash through something larger - even something like a big piece of paper/white sheet can work. i'd recommend checking out this blog if you want to learn more about lighting:
Sillu 7 1 Malta
6 Mar 2017 9:53PM
Thanks Tom,
I was using a round diffuser it had the diameter one meter so i think it's not that small,
I was trying to say (i dont know why the light came harsh because i used the sam flash and diffuser as i did on the previous photo )
Robert51 13 7 126 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2017 8:37AM
Unlike the others I rather like this shot. Sure there are mistakes but that is what photography is all about. We all have far more mistakes than we have great pictures and from time to time those mistakes make great images.

The mod I have played a little with a great simply process in photoshop.
1. Open your image.
2. Make a selection you want to change (like the jeans in this case).
3. Click on new group icon.
4. Now click on the mask icon.
5. Last open up a curves layer and adjust.
Then click on background layer and make another selection.

This will allow you control over each part of the image as the mask in on the group and you can then change it as you want.
Hope this helps...

dudler Plus
18 1.7k 1885 England
7 Mar 2017 11:32PM
The thing that makes the light harsh on the face is the angle it's at. The source may be quite big, but if it's mostly behind the model, it'll be sure to show up any imperfections. The light is coming at her directly from the right, at ninety degrees to the axis of the lens - like low evening sun across undulating ground.

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