Hello ladies, I got the pleasure of taking some pictures for my friend of her little girl for her first birthday. I would love some cc on the picture, she is such a cutie. I took 1194 pictures in 3 1/2 hours with different clothes, backdrops, and poses. She definitely made me work hard especially since getting her to smile was almost impossible as getting her to sit still. I have a few more I want to put up but I'm working on editing right now which leads me to my background question. I was wondering what everyone's technique is for smoothing out the white backdrop? Gigi suggested burning the background a while ago which works great for black but definitely doesn't work for white. I just cloned the wrinkles out in this picture. Although the more I look at it the more I see that my background doesn't even look white in the picture it looks more grey, hmm it really is white in person and her color looks great so I don't know what happened there. Any other suggestions/ideas that you ladies use when you edit with white would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your feedback.
f5.6, 1/125sec, ISO-2500, 50mm, no flash, manual, studio lighting use
I'd love to play with it and tell you what I did. Do you have a larger version?
awwwe she's adorable! beautiful eyes!
i hate smoothing the background, sometimes if theres just a couple of wrinkles i just use the healing brush or the clone brush, if theres a slight shadow i will try out the dodge tool, but whichever way I go it is def. my least favorite part... i hope someone is more help than me <3
Okay I had a play with your smaller pic. Its private in flickr I can take it down if u want.
I don't like white backgrounds.
I cropped it to ROT and extended the canvas.
I cloned the the background first and then adjusted the brightness slightly
I then used selective colour to reduce the blacks in the white channel.
Cazz did a nice job. I am no help b/c I only do outdoors.
Sadie- mommy to Ruthie & Randy
Does the background look okay in the original picture? Does it look like it is supposed to be grey? I'm just not sure if I want to edit all of the pictures. Thanks for your feedback.