A&P Portrait, C+C please

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  1. mrduke

    mrduke OT Supporter

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    430EX on the hotshoe, aimed at the ceiling. I tried a black and white conversion with Lightroom, and did some dodging in PS. Let me know what you think.

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    I don't like the contrast. It also looks noisy.

    Maybe the texture of the wall is throwing me off :dunno:
     
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    iDrive OTAP crew. Muradadog crew. GO GATORS!

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    iso 1600?
     
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    hurleyint1386 Someone has sand in their vagina

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    yep
     
  5. mrduke

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    the iso was my mistake, it was a quick shot and i had it set at 1600 from the last time i used the camera. i tried noise reduction in lightroom but it's not perfect obviously.
     
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    want me to fix it?
     
  7. mrduke

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    go for it, just share with me what you did. i can send you the raw file even if you'd like.
     
  8. mrduke

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    i still suck at PP, i'm trying to learn though :o
     
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    Looks a bit noisy and perhaps and too much contrast.
     
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    i prefer b&w to be noisier, :dunno:
     
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    Retake at ISO 200
     
  12. Asherman

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    I suggest you modify the pose. The man's shoulders appear so wide that it makes his head seem too small. Angle the body toward the woman and that will foreshorten the shoulders. That should also help eliminate the "horse collar" effect of the man's shirt.

    You might also want to change from landscape to portrait mode as a means of bringing the two subjects "closer" together as a single unit. Landscape here seems to suggest that two aren't really together.
     
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    lol, wtf.
     
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    iso doesn't bother me at all.

    What does bother me is the solid black in their eyes. Especially when it's also solid black where the white part of their eyes should be.

    back off of the contrast there a bit and I think you've got a winner.
     
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    fo srs
     
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    jared_IRL OT Supporter

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    I shoot my b&w's at iso 100 then add a layer with film grain and noise.
     
  17. mrduke

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    i'm not sure how to edit the contrast in a certain area, so i just backed it off a bit overall. i think it looks a bit better. i need a second flash for the catchlight in the eyes, that's also the biggest thing that bothered me about it. i actually had to do some dodging around his eyes because it was so dark there. oh well, more gear here i come.

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    why did u use that iso if you had flash?
     
  19. Smeghead

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    Guess I'm a n00b.
     
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    you do have a rather strange phobia of noise....
     
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    I thought noise = less sharp and clear picture :dunno:
     

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