JMK the cowboy for cc..

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becoming-mom's picture
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JMK the cowboy for cc..

all at 1/160th, 2.5 ISO 100 taken with sigma 30mm 1.4

There are so many more from this shoot, you can see the whole set here.

Is my PP too over the top/atomic??

I was so glad I had my 30mm and not 85mm for this shoot, he kept taking the hat off the second I put it on him.. so it was good to be sitting REALLY close Smile

BTW, the stick was totally unplanned.. I picked it up off the ground to give to him to play with to keep him occupied and from walking away!

Smile

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I love the first one!!! The eyes are so crisp and beautiful! I love how he's midway to getting that hat off his head too, so cute!

The second doesn't do as much for me comp-wise. It feels more disconnected.

The third is adorable! Still love the first one the most though. Smile

They all look really bright though. Is your red channel clipped at all during PP? I'd guess to to be in the 250 range though at least on his skin.

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He is totally adorable! I actally like the 2nd one, but I sort of like those off camera looks from time to time.

The skin is much much to bright for my tastes. He looks very white and close to completely blown.

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Thanks guys, I was afraid of that.. I always err on the side of glowing skin LOL! I think I ppd them more conservatively at first and then did one glowy and then got all into that but probably should have left it as is. Sigh. I'm having such a hard time finding a PP style that is dramatic yet understated and not too over the top!

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"mlark1128" wrote:

I love the first one!!! The eyes are so crisp and beautiful! I love how he's midway to getting that hat off his head too, so cute!

The second doesn't do as much for me comp-wise. It feels more disconnected.

The third is adorable! Still love the first one the most though. Smile

They all look really bright though. Is your red channel clipped at all during PP? I'd guess to to be in the 250 range though at least on his skin.

You are GOOD. Yes, its at about 250.. too high I guess?

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I think 250 all over is too high, yes. Something closer to 235 would probably bring that glowy look down a tad. Smile

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Is this any better?

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The brightness looks better, but now I can see blue (esp. in the whites of his eyes), so his skin looks cool. Don't kill me! I think the WB needs to be warmed a bit.

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Kill you? Not at all Meagan, you've been so helpful!

So after trying to edit my edits and attempt to get the skintone numbers to work was giving me really wonky results so I went back to the original PPd version and guess what? Numbers were dead on. It looked a bit dull and red to me which is why I went on to over edit..maybe I just need to calibrate.

How's this?

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Just wanted to say love this pic. He's so cute!! The latest edit looks great to me!

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i LOVE the latest edit!
what a darling boy Biggrin

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Last edit is in the 250s in the red channel again.

Can you post SOOC?

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"Melvin76" wrote:

Last edit is in the 250s in the red channel again.

Can you post SOOC?

Ack, you are so right. The numbers I was refering to were the %s of CM&Y being right, but I do see that the Reds are up there.

Here is the SOOC:

and here is my final attempt:

I used the channel mixer adj in PS to dial down the reds and then changed the layer mode to luminosity..now skin highlights are in the 240's. Not sure if that's the way you are supposed to do it?? Let me know, and thanks so much for all of your help!

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You got it now. Last edit works for me!

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Looks great!!

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Phew, finallly!! Thanks guys for your help (and patience!)

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adorable!!!! Smile

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Great job!

Great to see the learning process you've gone through here too. Smile

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thanks for learning out loud - a benefit to all Smile

The final edit looks great, I agree with the masses.

Also, sorry if I'm too late to chime in with comp suggestions... but the stick in #3 isn't working for me. It is distracting from such a handsome little man.

Nice collection and thanks for sharing.

EL2
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What a cutie!