A&P Did some head shots for my Chiropractor, background question

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  1. Section8

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    Should I try and burn out the background on this white? Is there an easier way to do that than doing a dodge/burn layer?

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    Did a shot in one of the exam rooms for him too:

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    and wtf, imageevent is darkening the shots too, there is more detail in his suit in LR.
     
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    its not bad, maybe make his skin a bit less red
     
  4. Ty Webb

    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    How much do you charge for something like this? What did you have to offer him?
     
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    I am currently pulling my hair out because his face is not that red in lightroom either, but every time i do the export it comes out like that :rant:



    Well, he has given me quite a few free adjustments (my wife is the office manager there), so we're calling it even, but I would guess normally $250 for shoot time and editing.
     
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    DOES NOT COMPUTE, screenshot of LR

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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    Very cool. Thanks for the info. The photo you posted does have a bit of red in it compared to your lightroom screenshot

    Are you exporting as sRGB?
     
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    Ty Webb You don't have to go to college. This isn't Russia

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    I think the photo looks nice though.
     
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    yeah, maybe i should use Adobe?
     
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    did u setup your icc profile in lightroom when exporting? u need to choose the profile that is currently loaded on your video card
     
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    thanks :) used a portable projector screen he had in the office for the backdrop :rofl:
     
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    i don't recall doing that so probably not :rofl:
     
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    nice work on the headshot :bigok:
     
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    ok, thanks for edumacating me legendr34 :rofl: set the ICC profile from my monitor calibration and it looks normal. I feel like an idiot now lol

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    Looks good, but I don't like how his shoulder is cut off.
     
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    Thanks :) now i just need more paying gigs instead of this trade for stuff :rofl:
     
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    I have other shots w/o his shoulder cut off, but either his smile was bleh, or i messed up the fill, or he was laughing too much :hs:
     
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    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    I did a few headshots for my mothers website. Making the background white was a bitch. I made sure they stood off the backdrop enough so it would blur nicely and there wouldn't be any flash shadow. But then trying to blend the hair with the lightened background was annoying. :rofl:

    I did my best and it looks 'okay' especially when they wanted the background to pure white :o
     
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    I'm sure you have enough pictures to chop in his head with shoulders in frame.
     
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    Dodge tool set to highlight is your friend.
     
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    MissKitty If squats were easy they'd be called 'Your Mum' OT Supporter

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    I know, but making the blend was a bitch :mamoru: Especially when they had flyaway hair
     
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    Extract tool would probably work, hard to say without actually seeing the picture :hs:.
     
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    no prob, i went through the same crap when I calibrated my monitor
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    Photoshops "replace color" tool is your friend. as well as the Hue/Saturation layer mask. Select Reds then adjust saturation as well as lightness. then paint the tie back in, and then if neccessary take a brush to the layer mask with 100%opacity and 4%flow and paint in what you see fit if its too desaturated
     
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