Could I get some processing help?

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Ladybugsteph's picture
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Could I get some processing help?

Well, I guess I need help on two accounts. First of all, do you like either of the shots. I've already got some feedback on this, and I don't think the pose went over very well. Second of all, if you were to keep it in, how would you process it? I'm having a hard time, because she's orange, but he's cool.

Here are the SOOC's. Pulled into ACR, then opened in PSE, resized and sharpened for web. I'd love any and all opinions.

rlcummings1223's picture
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I'm not personally a HUGE fan of the pose since you can't see his face or anything. It just seems a little more awkward. If you think the client would like it then I would maybe selective warm up just his skin tone so they were a little closer in tone?
ETA: I played around with it some and was able to get the skin tones closer together by upping brightness/exposure and upping contrast. Then I warmed up his face a little. I think maybe the pose would have gone over better if it was more from the side than straight on so you could still see him...

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I personally like #1 better than #2. It's not my favorite, but I think they would be happy with it. You can see the joy in her eyes in #1. I SUCK at editing photos with that light. I am not any help...

TracyF's picture
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I can't really help with processing too much, but I prefer #2 as well. Like Sadie said, you can see the joy in her face in that one. I love the idea of the pose, but I think it would've been better to be a bit higher up so you could see a little of his face too.

Ladybugsteph's picture
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I think I'm going to leave that one out. I, too, wish that I would have shot from above a little more to get more of his face in there. Well, at least I know for next time Wink

Thanks for the replies!

Joined: 07/30/06
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I'm a bit late, but I do like #1. I wouldn't be happy with it as a stand alone photo but as part of a set from a shoot I'd be happy to have that.

momof5sweeties's picture
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"robgem" wrote:

I'm a bit late, but I do like #1. I wouldn't be happy with it as a stand alone photo but as part of a set from a shoot I'd be happy to have that.

I completely agree! Even if the comp isn't quite what you hoped for, you did capture some great emotion.

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I agree with Gemma and Tina