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Dec 25, 2012 at 05:45 AM
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p.1 #2 · Simple one light portrait


His ear is a bit too bright. Consider selecting his ear and carefully darkening it, perhaps by an exposure layer in PS, reducing the offset and possibly bumping the gamma.


Dec 25, 2012 at 08:31 AM
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p.1 #3 · Simple one light portrait


AuntiPode wrote:
His ear is a bit too bright. Consider selecting his ear and carefully darkening it, perhaps by an exposure layer in PS, reducing the offset and possibly bumping the gamma.

Agreed.

I really like the photo. I like the tilt of his head and the intensity of his gaze.

While you're tweaking, I suggest you consider lowering the saturation of the blue stripe. You still want it to say blue, but you don't want it to shout BLUE.



Dec 25, 2012 at 02:18 PM
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p.1 #4 · Simple one light portrait


I really like this but the comments are also good.


Dec 25, 2012 at 04:08 PM
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p.1 #5 · Simple one light portrait


Really love this image.

I did work a bit on it, if it's a problem let me know and I'll remove the image.

So I basically followed the advice you already got:
- Adjusted white balance (warmer and more magenta, based on his gray shirt);
- Darkened the right half of the image by 0,86 stops (LR graduated filter)
- Selectively darkened his ear a little more (by 1 stop give or take)
- Increased exposure on his eye by 0,38 stop (the eye on the right side of the image, to compensate for the graduated filter making it darker)
- I tried, but couldn't successfully work on the blue stripes using LR...







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p.1 #6 · Simple one light portrait


gneto wrote:
Really love this image.

I did work a bit on it, if it's a problem let me know and I'll remove the image.

So I basically followed the advice you already got:
- Adjusted white balance (warmer and more magenta, based on his gray shirt);
- Darkened the right half of the image by 0,86 stops (LR graduated filter)
- Selectively darkened his ear a little more (by 1 stop give or take)
- Increased exposure on his eye by 0,38 stop (the eye on the right side of the image, to compensate for the graduated filter making it darker)
- I tried, but couldn't successfully
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Not bad, but those adjustments are best left to photoshop with layers adjustments. The white balance was fine on my calibrated monitor and I shot it with a grey card, skin looks a little blotchy now that its warmer. Good job on the ear.

Thanks for all the input, appreciate it.



Dec 26, 2012 at 02:09 AM
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p.1 #7 · Simple one light portrait


Color in his hair, sclera & pupil and background all have a cyan/blue cast (reading the numbers) ... might be something to be aware of even if Gustavo's rendering isn't to your liking.


Dec 26, 2012 at 03:59 AM
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p.1 #8 · Simple one light portrait


RustyBug wrote:
Color in his hair, sclera & pupil and background all have a cyan/blue cast (reading the numbers) ... might be something to be aware of even if Gustavo's rendering isn't to your liking.


I liked his rendering very much and will likely incorporate them on the redo.



Dec 26, 2012 at 04:06 AM
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p.1 #9 · Simple one light portrait


Gotcha ... I thought you were objecting to his WB adjustments (dang cyber communication gaps )


Dec 26, 2012 at 04:36 AM





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