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By Mikestu100
Taken using two shoot-through brolly flash heads . One on each side at 45 degrees to the model .

Tags: Fashion Portraits and people

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chase Plus
17 2.5k 669 England
20 Nov 2021 5:49PM
I like the clothing she is wearing and the lighting seems to be ok.
What initially struck me was the skin texture, especially on her bare tummy and arms. For me, very overdone.
The bg looks a bit odd, did you replace or blur that ?
Would be nice to see the original before you did any post processing, you can upload it as a modification.
banehawi Plus
18 2.9k 4337 Canada
20 Nov 2021 8:52PM
As mentioned, if you still have the original before processing, it would help with feedback.

The initial impression here is that Portrait Pro has been overly strong, and applied to some areas best left alone, - her stomach for example.

Theres a thin black line just above her skirt, caused by too much blur, same issue with her camera left side, the black bangle on her arm...

With lighting, its good to have one of the units at 45 degrees vertically at the camera position approx also.


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mrswoolybill Plus
16 3.7k 2575 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2021 9:19PM
There's style and wit here, but in some aspects the processing lacks subtlety. It looks as though the subject has been isolated, I assume in order to replace or blur the background, and the result is a hard cut-out effect. It's most noticeable around the edge of her beret.

It really would be useful to see the original as a modification, and also to hear more from you as to what your intentions were in processing the image.

As I mentioned before, intrusive modification needs to be approached with great care, otherwise it becomes a distraction, it's what the viewer sees first...
Moira

dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1976 England
21 Nov 2021 12:39PM
Again, this seems very, very heavily processed, and while the lighting works, it's probably the area to put the work in, rather than in PS or other software later on. Even lighting like this is very much what the Americans call 'Glamour 101' - more interesting and flattering results come from more subtlety and more shadow. Try one light well to one side for deep shadows - or behind for a rim lighting effect.

The model has immense style and is beautiful - everything else should be built round that.
Mikestu100 15 3 Scotland
21 Nov 2021 9:11PM

Quote:I like the clothing she is wearing and the lighting seems to be ok.
What initially struck me was the skin texture, especially on her bare tummy and arms. For me, very overdone.
The bg looks a bit odd, did you replace or blur that ?
Would be nice to see the original before you did any post processing, you can upload it as a modification.

Mikestu100 15 3 Scotland
21 Nov 2021 9:12PM
Thanks for your comment . I have uploaded the original as suggested .
Mikestu100 15 3 Scotland
21 Nov 2021 9:14PM

Quote:Again, this seems very, very heavily processed, and while the lighting works, it's probably the area to put the work in, rather than in PS or other software later on. Even lighting like this is very much what the Americans call 'Glamour 101' - more interesting and flattering results come from more subtlety and more shadow. Try one light well to one side for deep shadows - or behind for a rim lighting effect.

The model has immense style and is beautiful - everything else should be built round that.

Mikestu100 15 3 Scotland
21 Nov 2021 9:17PM
I really appreciate your comment and advice . I will endeavour to follow that and improve my editing ability .
Mikestu100 15 3 Scotland
21 Nov 2021 9:20PM
Thanks for all comments and advice . I will , when able , review some the images that I have already edited and see where I can improve .

Mike .
dudler Plus
19 2.0k 1976 England
23 Nov 2021 10:47AM
And it will be important, I think, to edit images from scratch in the light of the comments we've made. It's hard to undo editing, once it's saved: much easier to keep checking that it's not gone too far.

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