I'm sorry I haven't replied to some of the newer threads ... I need to get through the set I'm editing (and survive our first level floor replacement) and I will catch up then.
I'm editing pictures from a session I did on Friday. It was a birthday party glamour shot session. The girls all posed for me, and it was a lot of fun. It was definitely a learning experience with my OCF ... I tried using a reflector but I didn't have a stand for it and it kept falling.
This is the birthday girl, and the flash is VERY bright on her. So I did a curves layer to darken the brighter side, and masked out the rest of her. My question is - can you tell? Do you see a halo at all? I should have masked her in ACR, and I'm thinking of going back into ACR and re-edit the rest that are bright on one side (most of them are okay, I just shot her first so I was adjusting as I went).
I can't wait to share more from this set. I have permission to share all of the girls but one. In fact, here's one of the first ones I edited - I blurred out the girl I don't have permission for. The girl on the bottom far right came late and didn't get a chance to get made up before the pictures. And the black balloons don't show up at all on the dark background!