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Young Love

By colin
The latest from my studio sessions. This is my son, Adam and his lovely girlfriend Mandy.
Again, new to studio work and trying to optimise the images using Lightroom and Elements, in particular making the eyes 'punchier' without overdoing. I quite like some of the softening that goes on, but I find it can very easily slip into 'overworked' mode. I prefer the cleaner, more realistic look.
As always, comments / critique welcomed.

Tags: Studio Love Young Adam Mandy Portraits and people Flash and lighting

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19 Jan 2008 11:06AM
This is a lovely portrait Colin. The only comment I would make is that the skin tones are slightly on the cool side.

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colin 12 697 5 Scotland
19 Jan 2008 11:11AM
Thanks for the feedback Nick. Yep, I see what you mean. Easily remedied in Lightroom. Will post a variation.

EDIT: Have just checked my original shot in Elements and I'd already warmed up the skin - there must be some changes affected on uploading - RGB? I don't know. Any suggestions.
19 Jan 2008 1:42PM
this is a very good studio shot, personaly i don't mind the cool skin tones, but i guess with photoshop you could easily make them warmer, even though i have no idea how to do it, wish i did Smile
the two young lovers look great and i love the fact they are not looking at the camera
well done
banehawi Plus
12 1.5k 3531 Canada
19 Jan 2008 2:18PM
Very nice shot and pose.

There may be something in conversion to sRGB if the original colour space was Adobe RGB that affects it perhaps?

I read an interesting photo book called Skin recently, the author believes most digital cams tend to make Caucasian skin too red, - Ive played with some of his recommendations in shots recently.

colin 12 697 5 Scotland
19 Jan 2008 6:24PM
Thanks for the comments and suggestions.
GeorgeRusky 10 1 4
15 Feb 2008 4:48PM
Excellent shot, Colin

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