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nice portrait from a recent session which I'm quite pleased with. New lens, new lights, non studio setting. A tricky situation, but worked out well.
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Excellent her eyes.." Pop".
New experiments too, love the directness.
Like the eyes in this one
Lovely looking model with a sultry look. I put the image into Photoshop camera raw, boosted contrast and shadows. I also made some adjustments with a little sharpening and masking. I went into PS, copied the background layer > layers panel > blending mode > multiply > opacity 50%. I used the dodge tool to remove the dark shadow around the collar bone. I added a new layer new layer and used the spot healing tool to remove slight blemishes, stray hairs. I then used the patch tool to remove some hair on her right arm to tidy it up a little. Hope you like my mod.
Very interesting mod, Stephen. I can see what you're aiming for. It's all a matter of personal taste, I'd never bother about the stray hair on the arm as it seems quite natural to me. I also find the work in reducing the shadow around the collar bone is quite noticable. It looks photo-shopped and again I think I'm more bothered by the un-natural-ness of the digital manipulation. I did actually remove a couple of spots prior to posting, but left the rest.
I think what it comes down to is personal preference, I'm happy to leave minor blemishes alone, but I know that some aspects of publishing, for instance let's mention High Fashion magazines, want everything to be perfect.
As a consequence my skills in photoshop are quite poor, and I suspect you'd run rings around me in this respect!
Nice pose, comes off well.
Hi Steve, as you say, it's all down to personal taste. I noticed that I had gone a little too far on the collar bone area and wanted to leave a slight shadow to give it some depth, but I had to rush out, so that's my fault. Yes, you can go too far with post production work, that's why the industry watchdog has put there foot down with a lot of the photography world. Changing images to an extent, the models were perfect. It's a billion £ business beauty and all it's related products. The normal person on the street getting fooled by Photoshop! Models with perfect figures (liquify tool) perfect skin (spot healing brush) beautiful skin tones (brush tool) and it goes on. Where do you draw the line on post production work? They say beauty is skin deep, not in Photoshop it isn't! I've seen images of really ugly people turned into very attractive people. It's amazing what can be done in Photoshop. Some people are just pure artiststic geniuses.
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