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By Sillu
Hey guys its been very long since i posted here !!
how is everyone !? !?
Smile Smile

what about the exposure in this one ?

i didn't use soft box which i regrat !!
i haven't uploaded it yet on my page.

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19 Feb 2020 10:52AM
An attractive model and an attractive pose. But the high contrast gives it a harsh look. Is that what you were aiming for?

You've asked about exposure, and I'd say it's a touch over... the highlights are slightly blown, not just in the background, but on the girl's chest as well, and it's exacerbated by the high contrast.

I'll upload a mod. I reduced contrast, pulled back exposure by a fraction, warmed the colour balance slightly using one of the background columns as a white point, and added a touch of soft focus effect. I also cropped to lose that bit of plant pot at bottom right.
What do you think?

banehawi Plus
16 2.3k 4163 Canada
19 Feb 2020 1:13PM
Welcome back. An attractive shot, and I agree with Alan that the contrast seems too high. It makes the image look a bit harsh. Overall exposure is a little over, and for me its because of the reflected light on her chest, otherwise fine.

I would also think about the geometry, though Im not sure if the post shes has her hand on is flared or straight, it looks better straight, so the mod includes this in addition to lower contrast.

Cropped also as Alan has done to remove the plant.


dudler Plus
17 1.3k 1699 England
20 Feb 2020 8:24AM
Welcome back...

You used flash as a fill-in, but you haven't said anything about the settings... Or about processing. It would be really interesting to see the unprocessed original full frame.

If you croped the picture, I'd say that you'd done it rather too tightly - the model's right foot and right hand are uncomfortably close to the edge of the frame. If that's how you shot, and you haven't cropped at all, drop back to 50mm on the zoom - if you want a really tight crop, you can do that in editing, but it's good to leave a little breathing room round hte subject when shooting.

Two ther things, looking closely. Lose the logo - is this picture about your model, or your business?

And the model's right hand looks disproportionately large, as if you'd shot with a wider lens. Always, for people, it's well worth goign back further, and using a longer focal length. Here, if it was at all posisble, I'd have used an 85mm lens (or even longer) and moved further back, to get more natural perspective.
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 695 England
20 Feb 2020 12:32PM
Another welme back.

It's contrasty but not overly so.If that's the look yu wanted then there's nothing to worry about, and I'm fine with it here.

However, it would be worth lifting the shadows a touch using the Shadow/Highlight tool for example. You may not want to here but there will be a time when you need to so it's something to remember for future use.
I did this in my mod, and used the Dodge tool to further lighten the shadow under her chin (I guess that's one reason you regretted not using your softbox). I cropped the image and warmed it slightly too.

There are no blown highlights, they're just bright. You could tone them down using the Burn tool set to Highlights.

A little more space around her would be desirable, or go in closer which you may have done.
20 Feb 2020 1:23PM

Quote:There are no blown highlights, they're just bright.

I stand corrected.
iancrowson Plus
10 215 168 United Kingdom
20 Feb 2020 6:10PM
An attractive photo of an attractive young lady.
I with John (dudler) in thinking a longer lens would have given a better perspective (hand too big)
To me the photo looks more in focus on her stomach than her face.
The pose is of personal taste to the viewer, it's not 100% right for me. It may due to her hand resting on a white post and at first look looks to be just stuck up in the air.
Good one
dark_lord Plus
16 2.6k 695 England
21 Feb 2020 8:44PM
Only going by the histogram Alan Smile
Better not so bright though, I agree.

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