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Daniel's eyes

By Debbiee
I'm having a bit of a block with my images not sure what to do next.

This is Daniel using natural light, he was sat in front of the window, I liked his eyes in this shot as they where so wide open. I have changed the background which was the net curtain for a textured background, and desaturated his tshirt a little as the colours in it where really bright.

Tags: Child Digitally manipulated Portraits and people

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John_Frid 16 514 57 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2011 4:58PM
A lovely portrait. The tight framing works well, and the addition of a textured background in post processing looks natural so well done there.

Being in close has helped give some blur whilst the focus has kept the eyes sharp. Desaturating the bright colours also helps keep attention where it is meant to be.

My only niggle, and it is a slight one, is that I would like to see just a bit more light in the eyes (especially Daniels's left eye).

A well taken portrait.
paulbroad 15 131 1294 United Kingdom
19 Sep 2011 6:01PM
Very nice indeed in every respect for me. nice soft colours and a fine composition. Good stuff.

banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4336 Canada
19 Sep 2011 6:41PM
Its a gorgeous shot. Minor suggestions really, and a different treatment in the two mods.

The eyes can be both a little sharper, and a little brighter. I used the shadow tool in CS4, - you can also use levels and a layer mask.

My personal preference is for a skin tone slightly less red, - though theres nothing at all wrong with the colour balance as loaded.

Ive done these adjustments in mod1. Mod2 is simply a small catchlight in the left eye, and a small amount of diffuse glow to soften.

You should be happy with this, - especially with a little lightening of the eyes. You could try a different coloured background if you want to experiment, - but a very nice piece of work.


20 Sep 2011 4:11AM
Wow...That's all I've got to say. (:
Debbiee 16 136 6 United Kingdom
20 Sep 2011 4:35PM
Thank you all Smile

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