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Rachel

By pptbudi
Got some chance more to shot in private with this model cause less photographer take of her picture, she is one of volunteer model that join at Bandung Lautan Photographer 2017 event, we chat a while I told her to do the pose and I took a shot in more little bit condusif situation

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dudler Plus
16 895 1504 England
23 Dec 2017 1:09PM
And even looking at the thumbnail, the more relaxed atmosphere comes across in this picture. Well done!

A couple of thoughts.

There's a distracting light area in the foreground - easily cropped or cloned out.

You've lined the camera up with the model, and the building behind her is tilted as a result - easy to correct, either by rotating the frame, or by skewing the buildong on the left side.

But the big thing is that the light on the model's face is coing from above, and the grey stone provides little reflected light back, and this really draws attention to the complexion of her left cheek. She's suffering quite badly from acne, and (I'm guessing) this may well be why other photographers weren't working with her. Fortunately, there is a pretty simple solution, and it's the Spot Healing Tool. It was, I reckon, designed specifically for this kind of problem.

Now, I don't believe in altering reality a lot - but in a year or two, your model will have outgrown the spots - so what i'm going to do in editing is simply anticipating the future.

What do you reckon?

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dudler Plus
16 895 1504 England
23 Dec 2017 1:16PM
Incidentally - a tip about interacting iwth models... If you give them a print, or email a file, they will appreciate it a lot. But if you do a little editing of the sort I've done for the modificaitons I've posted, they will rate you very highly as a photographer! The edit took less than five minutes, and it has made a better and kinder picture.
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 1:56PM
Wooooow, thank you very much, may I download your modification and give it to her ?, I think you're absolutely right about this acne matter, I think she will love your modification very much
dudler Plus
16 895 1504 England
23 Dec 2017 2:20PM
I hope so!

Acne will go - the beauty in her will be there when she's old.
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 2:23PM

Quote:I hope so!

Acne will go - the beauty in her will be there when she's old.

She like it alot compare to original shot, thank you very much
banehawi Plus
15 2.1k 4020 Canada
23 Dec 2017 2:36PM
Both of you did very well.

Good advice from John.

I would add: white balce is a little off; exposure is under where the model is because of the bright background.

Good focus on the eyes, - she has lovely eyes too!

The mod has exposure and tone tweaked; contrast reduced quite a lot; spot healing and skin softenig used on her acne spots (they will disappear as John says). Cropped also.


Since the image is yours, you can use any of the mods you want!


Regards


Willie
pptbudi 3 6 Indonesia
23 Dec 2017 2:42PM

Quote:Both of you did very well.

Good advice from John.

I would add: white balce is a little off; exposure is under where the model is because of the bright background.

Good focus on the eyes, - she has lovely eyes too!

The mod has exposure and tone tweaked; contrast reduced quite a lot; spot healing and skin softenig used on her acne spots (they will disappear as John says). Cropped also.


Since the image is yours, you can use any of the mods you want!


Regards


Willie

Thank you very much Willie, I already sent to her all the modification that been made, I am to confused Smile))), cause for me they are all good, and Thank you very much for all who already made the modification, I wish I can do that, but on the other hand, as John said, I got better opportunity to out in that chaos situation a while
mrswoolybill Plus
12 1.5k 2066 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2017 4:47PM
This raises some very interesting issues. A lot of women have the self-confidence to feel at ease with themselves as they are at this moment in time. Your model volunteered for the camera - good for her. I think I would want to discuss with her before painting away her acne.

Two things you could consider in a situation like this though - first of all, without making an issue of it, concentrate on her classically 'correct' features. You made this side of her face prominent in the composition, and the area in sharpest focus, whereas the other side of her face looks to be less affected - I wonder if you shot any pictures from the other side? And she has fabulous eyes. So how about looking down on her face, with her eyes looking up, in sharp focus, with the lower part of the face softer.

The other aspect is lighting, strong directional light as here will really show up textures in the skin, a bit like low sun shining on a furrowed field. It may just be the different angle of the light that makes the other side of the face look less affected by acne - in which case learn from that!
Moira
paulbroad Plus
12 131 1285 United Kingdom
23 Dec 2017 5:34PM
Not a bad shot at all. Listen to John, this is his area of expertise. I would crop a touch from the left to restore balance and would clone the spots with respect to comments above. Depends on reality or glamour?

Clone those two light patches, extreme foreground out, they pull the eye and ask her to extend the fingers on her visible hand - clenched fingers are less attractive.

As John says, the real secret with photographing models of either sex is establishing rapport. The number of times, in club sessions, I've seen people rush frward, shoot a couple of images, then run for it without a word to the model. Not just bad practice, ignorant.

Paul
dudler Plus
16 895 1504 England
23 Dec 2017 10:41PM
Moira makes a good point, and it is a matter of what you model wants, primarily.

Flat lighting will play down the imperfections in any skin - the toplight, as I mentioned, is the cause, to a large extent. If she was lying on a white rug, the effect would be very different - or lying on her back, looking up at the sky.
optik Plus
10 15 1 England
24 Dec 2017 8:15AM
Ask to shoot her again and shoot her back lit, in full shade or when it's overcast,

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