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08-26-2010, 06:41 PM   #1
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Added Yesteryear preset in LR3 and cropped it a bit.

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I like the lighting on her, but I think that for this too work, the background would have to be about a stop darker. It's on the verge of being overexposed as it is right now.

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The lighting/exposure seems to be excellent for the circumstances. You might clean up some of what appear to be stray hairs (?) in front of the subject's face.

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A lot of effort has been put in to bring out the detail of the subject's shadows, and that has unfortunately caused a significant amount of clipping in the sky and background. The backlighting in itself isn't too bad, just the framing of the image hasn't allowed for the subject to be nicely complemented by the background.

The intensely and intentionally off WB is overdone and makes her look a little jaundiced.
The subject herself is pretty but she is disconnected from the portrait and leaves the viewer's eyes straying, if anything hoping for her to look into the lens...

08-27-2010, 04:56 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, this was a snapshot as she didnt know I was taking her picture. The background is well over exposed, next time Im in this situation I think I should under expose the background by a stop or so and then use fill flash to bring emphasis to the subject, any other suggestions on how to correct the over exposed background?

In this particular image would a little burning help the background?
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Can you also post the original photo without post processing?
- I have impression you created an "old picture"-style which is pretty intersting, but don't know if you can get more out of it.

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