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Posted By: redcat, 11-20-2014, 12:06 PM


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11-21-2014, 08:28 AM   #16
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Originally posted by micromacro Quote I would suggest skin cleanser first, then brown mascara, delicate eye shadows, and transparent lip gloss. She is natural beauty. +1 for that! Also - I know this is not a critique thread, but in contrary to some , I personally think that this beautiful woman hasn't been given the justice to because your lighting is too harsh and the image is overly too sharp- when we look at people with our own eyes we don't see individual pores and every single blemish of their make-up. Portraits are meant to emphasize what's already there and translate the person's aura to the viewer. In this case I BET that she in real life looks delicate and fragile - yet I don't see this in your photo, It is like getting a soft baby and trying to picture it as a weather-beaten case-hardened sunburnt globetrotter! That is a very beautiful, delicate woman , that could do with light make-up and would be pictured much better with softer light and less harsh treatment during post processing.
thanks a lot for your very informative feedback ! I just have the chance to shoot some photos of her, she is not a model but a girl in the strobe stand, she's there for peopel to test the lighting, this was a one light set-up. I could only change the angle of the shoot and my camera setting as surprise as it sounds, this photo was not sharpened, I modified a little bit in LR for contrast and color theme ^^ as I said, the PP is kept minimal in this one. A heavy skin retouch in this photo is possible but it'd not suit the theme I aimed : A rough look ! I'll definitely try the smooth style next time (on another model ) Thanks again ^^
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Nice to see a natural model.
thank you very much
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Yes. Not only that, redheads beauties usually have delicate skin, which is thin and tends to dry, but it's glowing like porcelain (kind of envy here ) With red hair and porcelain glowing, omg, I love redheads! When you look at her left side, you see that white porcelain glowing just a bit, there is too much to show! And her amazing hair as well. It's not a critique, but "show us more, lucky redcat"
many thanks, maybe a reflector might reveal some details on her darkside, I'll keep that in mind for my future shots

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Beautiful pic redcat
thanks a lot

11-21-2014, 08:33 AM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
she is not a model but a girl in the strobe stand, she's there for peopel to test the lighting, this was a one light set-up.
I don't know that strobe stand means, but it sounds like she is not much appreciated by others as a model.
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A stand in the "salon de photo" that sells strobe sorry for my Frenchy English ^^ I think she could become a very good pro model, her look is soulful
11-21-2014, 08:46 AM   #19
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So, she is there for testing light gear? That explains her "unfinished" look. Can you grab her for personal sessions?

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So, she is there for testing light gear? That explains her "unfinished" look. Can you grab her for personal sessions?
exactly, she is there for testing light gear. I didn't ask for her contact though
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Well, you always can come back for testing more light gear...
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Well, you always can come back for testing more light gear...
Unfortunately, the Salon de photo was opened just a few days, it's like Photokina for French It's now closed until next year !
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Very well done!

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QuoteOriginally posted by redcat Quote
thanks a lot for your very informative feedback ! I just have the chance to shoot some photos of her, she is not a model but a girl in the strobe stand, she's there for peopel to test the lighting, this was a one light set-up. I could only change the angle of the shoot and my camera setting as surprise as it sounds, this photo was not sharpened, I modified a little bit in LR for contrast and color theme ^^ as I said, the PP is kept minimal in this one. A heavy skin retouch in this photo is possible but it'd not suit the theme I aimed : A rough look ! I'll definitely try the smooth style next time (on another model ) Thanks again ^^
Firstly I understand now your lighting constrains - I agree that was limiting. The sharpness is probably from too sharp lens - yes there is something like this :P - your limited is fabulous - but at f2.8 probably is already plenty sharp - f14 is overkill I think for portrait work. Finally this rough theme/look doesn't simple work for model/person/beauty like this one - instead of rough you could got for soft or subtle :P with much greater results I reckon. I think this photo is great for post processing contest - if you'd release the DNG file it will attract many great post-processing versions that will suit this model better.

Other than that - amazing subject, nice framing and natural white balance - these I like a lot
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if you'd release the DNG file it will attract many great post-processing versions that will suit this model better
oh yeah, it's a very interesting suggestion I'll do that, I'll learn plenty from you guys ^^ thank you very much !
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Very well done!
thanks a lot

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manntax: I posted the raw file in this thread : https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/32-digital-processing-software-printing/2...ml#post3035053 if you've got some free time, please do some pp thank you so much !

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i agree with the natural look really bringing out this photo! love it.
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Update : manntax: I posted the raw file in this thread : HELP : Post-processing needed for this photo if you've got some free time, please do some pp thank you so much !
great - thanks for an invite , I will definitely give it a go - just watch ! there should be plenty of real masters soon willing to help
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i agree with the natural look really bringing out this photo! love it.
thanks, I've seen your photos on flickr, those are very nice too
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great - thanks for an invite , I will definitely give it a go - just watch ! there should be plenty of real masters soon willing to help
super cool, I'm really excited here
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This is a lovely model and a great shot.
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That is a great portrait. Well done!
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