I first uploaded this image a couple of years back, but was never completely happy with it, as it lacked contrast -
a problem that occurs with high key lighting if you push the limilts, bouncing the light all over the place.
Added to that, having spent days adding/blending/refining splatters to a black latex dress, I'd had enough of working on the image,
and when I uploaded the original to epz, it went down quite well so I left it.
Fast forward to the present, and I'm reviewing some of my past work, to make better what was already there, with techniques I've learned, and a more objective eye.
V1 is the original, with added dodge and burning to the model/latex, with a background added, with adjustments made to blend the 2 images.
V2 is the original, with added dodge and burning to the model/latex on same white background.
V3 is the original.
So, I would like some feedback on which you prefer, and if you have the time, why?
Portraits and people
Flash and lighting
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