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Portrait 2

By IshanPathak  
My favorite. Big white patches cloned out, love the bokeh, green looks a bit vibrant but i think it adds up to the image. I am always open for alternatives.

The face looks bit blown ( Cheek part ) How to correct it?

Just a little crop from right. I didn't want to remove the empty space on the left for 2 reasons: To give him a space to look at and as i said i really like the bokeh effect.

Any CC gladly taken Smile

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3 Apr 2015 9:02AM
good day Ishan again the bokeh is good maybe a little over exposed and as you have said the cheeks also there is a wee bit of halo on the right side of the head. Like that you have captured your friend tight on the right an given him space to look into this is compositionally good keep up the good work a before and after mod for you.

Graham

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PranavMishra 7 52 17 India
3 Apr 2015 9:03AM
fine portrait again with that restrained smile..
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
3 Apr 2015 9:27AM
Thank you for your comments Graham and Pranav Smile

Graham: I knew it was over, but couldn't decrease it without changing the overall exposure. Personally, i think your mod is somewhat too dark but i get the idea what you are trying to convey. Thank you for your mod Smile

Ishan
3 Apr 2015 9:33AM
I thought it was too dark as well but was unsure
Otinkyad 16 2 7 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2015 10:10AM
The image to my eye has a Yellow colour cast so I've posted a Mod with the Colur Balance adjusted from Yellow towards Blue. I've also darkened the greens a bit in Selective Colour and Curves.
pablophotographer 8 1.3k 355
3 Apr 2015 10:44AM
Hi,
I agree with Otinkyad, although initially to me your friend's skin veered to green (I might had been fooled by the foliage).
I don't mind the halo created at the back of your friend's head and I shall congratulate you for having succeeded in making him feeling relaxed.
You won't have a major problem with young people having their chin pointing down but if you start shooting elders keep in mind that this pose shows off their age more and it can create a shadow, so you would better start practicing of asking people to raise their ''chin up''!
Best regards
pablophotographer
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
3 Apr 2015 2:36PM
Thank you for your comments and mod Smile

Graham: It looks a bit odd. The hair is so white, and skin is still darker than the original.

Otinkyad : Your mod looks great. I agree about the image having a yellow tinge, but it did look good. But now seeing your alternative, i think both works well.

Pablo: Thank you for your comment Smile

Quote:You won't have a major problem with young people having their chin pointing down but if you start shooting elders keep in mind that this pose shows off their age more and it can create a shadow, so you would better start practicing of asking people to raise their ''chin up''


Hmm I agree, but i think this pose did work really well here.

Ishan
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4052 Canada
3 Apr 2015 4:46PM
Hi Ishan.

Its another god portrait. You have nice out of focus effect here too.

I wonder why theres that bright line by the front of his face, and back of his head? Was it in the original, or perhaps a result of processing?

There is indeed a colour cast, but its green, not yellow. To me it looks like the colour of the light may have been green is he was shaded by shrubs, trees, general green foliage.

That bright area is a distraction; it can be reduced, but if you cropped close on the right, you then only have the smaller bright area on the left to close carefully.

Ive done this in the mod, and reduced green using the colour balance tool, which does this my increasing the level of magenta.

Take a look and see what you think.

I assume this is shot in the same timeframe as the last shot, - but I will check.



Regards



Willie
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
3 Apr 2015 5:50PM
Thank you for your comment and mod Willie Smile

Your mod, is excellent. The crop works very well!


Quote:I wonder why theres that bright line by the front of his face, and back of his head? Was it in the original, or perhaps a result of processing?



I will try to upload the original today. As far as i can remember the line at the back of his head was there from the beginning.

Quote:
reduced green using the colour balance tool, which does this my increasing the level of magenta.



I didn't exactly get this. How did you reduce a particular color? And what's that about magenta? I really got confused with this.

Yep, its from the same timeframe.. Give or take a few minutes. Smile
btw is the focus on eyes proper?

Ishan
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
3 Apr 2015 7:27PM
There is a colour cast. Not too great and more that the other, but it's not dramatic. This is OJ, but I much prefer the other version. His position in that shot gives direct subject to viewer connection with a nice tight crop. Neither of those factors present here.

Paul
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
4 Apr 2015 11:41AM
Thank you for your comment Paul Smile


Quote:This is OJ


OJ means?
banehawi Plus
15 2.2k 4052 Canada
4 Apr 2015 5:28PM
When thinking of colour, you have to think of opposites. The CMYK colour scale, means Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black; RGB means Red, Green, Blue, and white, which is left out.

So:

Red Green Blue The RGB opposte colours are CMY, black and white being obvious.

Cyan Magenta Yellow


To reduce a primary RGB colour, you INCREASE the corresponding opposite colour. Therefore more Cyan = less rad; more magenta = less green; and more yellow = less blue.

The tool used is colour balance.

Focus on eyes seems fine.

OJ would usually mean Orange Juice here, but may not be what Paul intended.


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paulbroad Plus
12 131 1286 United Kingdom
4 Apr 2015 8:21PM
I am struggling with my tablet keyboard and little fat fingers. Must be more careful. OJ means OK.

PAUL
IshanPathak 5 202 12 India
5 Apr 2015 3:42AM
Thank you for hitting back Willie..Smile


Quote:When thinking of colour, you have to think of opposites. The CMYK colour scale, means Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Black; RGB means Red, Green, Blue, and white, which is left out.

So:

Red Green Blue The RGB opposte colours are CMY, black and white being obvious.

Cyan Magenta Yellow


To reduce a primary RGB colour, you INCREASE the corresponding opposite colour. Therefore more Cyan = less rad; more magenta = less green; and more yellow = less blue.



Yes, now i remember watching it in one of the tutorials while he was teaching how to create documents. But nowhere as precise as you. And i also checked practically in Photoshop, and i found the color balance. I think i should use this more often while editing my photos, so as to have a thorough understanding of these.

Paul: hehe. No problem Smile

Ishan

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