Before I edit any more, I really need some feedback on this. She's a smoker, and her teeth totally show. On top of that, she has a recessed front tooth that looks like it's missing in photos at times. She did warn me of this before the shoot, and asked if I could make sure that she doesn't look like she's missing a tooth. No problem, right? Well, it's a LOT harder than I thought it would be. I'd love feedback on her teeth overall. I did lighten them, but not so drastically that they look like they don't belong to her (does that make sense?)
On top of that, the light was terrible! The sky was pretty dark, I kept praying for sun, but it hid. The same time the next day, it was downright gorgeous. Hate the timing. Despite that, I do have about 20 to choose from. I don't have the time to do this kind of editing on all 20 of them though (thankfully, her teeth aren't in all of them, but she prefers a tooth smile to a non-tooth). She's a local business woman and wants a nice headshot for her business website and possibly business cards.
So I'll take CC on anything about this photo but especially the post processing. I'm also not sure of the best crop for this ... wanted it bigger for editing, but I think I'll end up with a closer crop. (Amber, what are your thoughts? I thought of you when I was doing this, wishing I could take the glamourous photos you do)
Thanks! I promise I'll be back to comment on more threads on Sunday. I'm getting ready for a big consignment sale, and I won't be done with that until Saturday evening. That night I'm just going to hide in front of the tv after the kids go to bed. But Sunday I'll be back in reply mode, I promise!
It looks softer here than my computer ... wondering if my sharpening isn't enough.
Exposure 0.006 sec (1/160)
Focal Length 30 mm
ISO Speed 200