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    This weekend was a full weekend. As you all know, I had that charity walk. Then on Sunday I had a photography meet-up. That was SO much fun! We shot an 'engagement' couple and it was one of the photog's 6 year anniversary from being cancer free. So, we split into groups and shot away.

    I have so much fun learning from the pros. And these women are so nice, it really makes up for that crappy experience from Saturday.

    I just recently got CS5 and I now understand why so many people struggle out of the gate with that program. I'm just stumped on how to process my images. That is definately my weak point right now. I need to find some good photoshop classes...anyone have suggestions?

    Here are a few of my favs from the session. CC definately welcome for the shots and/or processing (what little was done). I mainly just adjusted curves, levels, and sharpened.

    THANKS!

    1. 30mm 1.4 prime
    1/320 f/2.2 100
    2011-02-27 03

    2. 70-200 4
    1/400 f/4.0 500
    2011-02-27 04

    3. 70-200 4
    1/500 f/4.0 1000
    2011-02-27 06

    4. 30mm 1.4 prime
    1/1600 f/2.2 640
    2011-02-27 11

    5. 70-200 4
    1/800 f/4.0 800
    2011-02-27 05

    6. 70-200 4
    1/500 f/4.0 1250
    2011-02-27 09
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    Love your comps on these! Gorgeous shots!!
    I only had a few seconds to look at them, but the only thing that sticks out to me is that #5 and #6, her skintone looks a little gray..otherwise, these are wonderful!
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    These are great! I LOVE the kiss one! So glad you had a good experience after a bad one!
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    I love the kiss one too! The mood of #2 is really nice, seems very sweet.

    The sign with the "6" is really awesome -- neat idea!

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    Thanks Lisa, her skin is so difficult to get! Because if I brighten/warm it up, the rest of the photo looks really weird. I'll have to keep playing with it.

    Thanks Sadie and Tracy

    #2 is my favorite. They were just kind of snuggling when we were all talking and huddled together looking at LCDs. I quickly looked up and snapped that pic
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    #2 is definately my favorite! I think you did really well with these. What an awesome opportunity you have working with the pros! Definately makes up for the bad one you came across this weekend.
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    I think your editing looks pretty good, except the last too are cool. One thing I can say about diving into photoshop is that it takes a whole lot of trail and error before you get something you like. Try experimenting on personal pics, and see what works and what doesn't. I did a lot of reading tutorials, and learning little tricks that way.

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    Photoshop is the bain of my existence. And I only have PSE, haha! I can't get anything right. I edit something, decide I like it, then look at it a week later and think "WTH, this looks awful!"

    What an awesome opportunity, I'm glad you had a positive experience to make up for "witchy woman." The photos are wonderful! 2 and 3 are so sweet, and I love the meaning behind #6!

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    Nice work! I just love the BG of #2. SO pretty. That one branch IS coming right out of her hair/head, but I still LOVE that photo and it's my fave here

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    Just being picky here, #2 could be a stronger image, IMO, if the branch was not growing out of her back. I would clone this out.

    Great job on these - I especially like #3 & 4
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