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.
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.