I'm finally feeling like things are clicking. Looking for clean process CC. Any suggestions totally appreciated. Big girl panties on.
They're all snaps as usual, but I finally feel like I have processing and exposure down (well maybe, we'll see what you guys say!). I bought my website yesterday and am going to start PBing this holiday season and trying to get stuff on it. I'm not ready to come out yet, I want to be able to pick and choose what I put on my website, so people know what to get when/if they hire me. Amber, I totally agree with what you were saying on the other thread, I want to have enough PBing before I come out to be able to define my style by myself and not for clients to define me. So I'm giving myself a 6 months to a year goal to have it filled with stuff I'm proud of and only then to buy my business license and start charging. We'll see hopefully as easy done as said
1/500, f1.4, ISO 100 (bokeh is really distracting since it's a snap, so I blurred it, I'm not worried about that, looking more for color cc.)
He really is this pale, so any suggestions or leave him as he is?
1/400, f2.8, ISO 200
Not sure if he's a bit warm because we have cream shades in our bedroom. Suggestions?
Uncalibrated monitor here... so take my CC with that in mind.
#1 - looks too oversaturated - the blues might be clipped (?), you can see the whites of his eyes being a tad blue. Is his shirt supposed to be white and blue? Also, his skin looks a bit too smooth/perfect.
#2 - Much better! Not sure if the top of his head is blown.
#3 - Same thing - looking a bit over saturated. But cute shot.
#4 - looks fine the way it is.
-El mommy to B & A
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Thanks so much El!
#1 His shirt is light blue and blue stripes. I'm not sure if I touched saturation (I usually don't but went through a phase of it), I sat him by our pool and his eyes are super blue. I've been trying to find my fine line with smoothing, sometimes it looks fine when larger and overdone when resized smaller, I'll definitely start toning it down!
#3 Might be a bit oversaturated, but the colors are pretty spot on for his shirt. It was a neon green shirt!
Thank you El!
#1 looks cool to me, especially when you compare it to the pic of Jackson underneath. I know they probably have different skin colors in real life, but I still the #1 could use some warming up. I did notice the skin on that one, but I think it would help it look more natural if it was warmer.. I'd still tone down the portraiture a tad.
#2 looks great
#3 looks a little cool too. otherwise I think the processing looks good.
It seems like you've got it totally down with Jacksons pics. Maybe its because you know exactly how he looks in person. Or it could be that I tend to like the looks of warmer pictures Great job on these though, I'm sure the moms of the other kids are totally thrilled with them!
so what are you doing for your clean processing? to me, I define more of the clean processing to doing most of the work in ACR, and then maybe minor tweaks in CS4. I don't put smoothing into the "clean" processing category because it's more superficial. But I do run a lot of my stuff through noiseware which tends to give a smoothing look (so then I pull back that later, as I don't want skin to look fake).
1. agree on the blues, just seems cool. beautiful eye color though.
2. looks good
3. seems cool to me but love the eye color!
4. I really love this and he doesn't seem too warm to me
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Hmm, I guess I would consider some superficial things as clean processing. I would consider blemishes and patching still as clean processing. But, I've never thought of the definition, I guess that's just what I would consider! If just the basics is clean processing, then yes these are a bit beyond just clean processing. I'm trying to tone back my smoothing, but I've found that when I don't use any, the pictures don't seem special enough. Although probably if I stopped taking snaps and actually set up some proper shoots, I wouldn't have to worry about that, lol.
I agree with the cc you've had Kristen but I just had to say WOW! You have really grown recently, I love looking at your work and as for Jackson, he is just so handsome. I am in love with the sleeping shot of him (they do look so angelic when asleep, lol!)
As for clean processing, I agree that some smoothing or blemish removal is part of the process to me. I don't use portraiture much and certainly almost never on kids, but I do tend to tone down dark undereye circles and almost always have to clean up my youngest ds's face in some way, mucky boy that he is, lol!
I think you are doing amazing! I hope to come as far as you soon!
1) I agree, a bit cool for my taste- gorgeous eyes though!
2) adorable. Spot on for me.
3) Oh my! How cute! Just wish the lady wasn't behind her, but you weren't asking about that! I think your coloring looks good!
4) MY FAV! Spot on!
you know, for snaps, these have a very nice polished look. I think that is what you were aiming for here, so I believe you are on the right track.
Other than the first one being a touch cool, the rest do have a clean look imho. I would suggest trying to take it to the next level now and try working with something more than a snapshot.
TFS! I love your style and can't wait to see more!