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Jandybean 12-23-2016 11:14 PM

Color Struggle :(
 
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Colors are a huge struggle for me. Please critique if you wish. Thank you!

Rain Lily 01-01-2017 09:44 AM

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These colors look okay to me, but I havent calibrated in a loooooong time.

Such a cute family! I think her knees straight at the camera shortens her legs a bit so I'd suggest her turning to her right a bit next time.

J3ffry 01-02-2017 03:18 PM

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The colors are fine, maybe the tone of the background is slightly too active in my opinion, but other than that, I think it is a really nice shot!

Jandybean 01-03-2017 07:10 AM

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Ah, the legs, thank you. Appreciate the input.

Mark McCall 09-03-2017 09:56 PM

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I think you've done a fine job. GREAT expressions on the family. Nice warm colors.
Consider vignetting your portraits. It'll give a little more "pro" look to your images.
And hey...the 40D is an AWESOME camera. I use it in the studio all the time.

ShutterKlick 09-04-2017 11:22 AM

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Did you use flash too? The lighting is even all over! The bokeh is just right, colors look awesome on my never calibrated system. Don worry, when you go to print they will be different again! HA HA!

Job well done, I could only hope to do as well, seriously the colors look good to my untrained eye.

Andrew

Golem 09-04-2017 06:27 PM

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Originally Posted by ShutterKlick (Post 2366495)
Did you use flash too? The lighting is even all over! ........

There are tiny catchlites in the eyes that suggest a bit of fill
flash. As to the color struggle, the subjects do look just a bit
pasty and flash might be the culprit. Gel the flash or if there
is no flash use a gold reflector. BTW, for a casual sitting such
as this, I don't agree about the "leg problem". OTOH in more
formal portraits I agree that this might maybe matter.

Mark McCall 09-04-2017 06:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Golem (Post 2366555)
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for a casual sitting such as this, I don't agree about the "leg problem". OTOH in more formal portraits I agree that this might maybe matter.

This was posted in Advanced Critique so I'm assuming the OP is seeking commentary to improve. I think Sis's assessment is dead on.

ShutterKlick 09-04-2017 08:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Golem (Post 2366555)
`There are tiny catchlites in the eyes that suggest a bit of fill
flash.

Damn fine attention to deal, good observation! I should have looked, thanks for the tip!!

Andrew

Golem 09-06-2017 09:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Mark McCall (Post 2366556)
... posted in Advanced Critique so I'm assuming
the OP is seeking commentary to improve........

I'll admit I hadn't noticed the "Advanced" choice, as
I'd clicked the link from the recent posts list on the
Camel Home page. I simply saw the "Color Struggle"
title, and since I've been fixing color for 40 years it
seemed worth a look.

Since we're in that mode, I shoulda mentioned that
the flash should be on taller bracket. It's too low, as
evidenced by the way it lights up the interior of one
child's mouth to an unnaturally bright reddish color.
The flash is too close to the lens axis, and is shining
right in there :-(

OTOH, the above problem is merely a PP oversight.
IOW, if a tall bracket cramps one\'s casual style, it\'s
simple enuf to address the matter in post. But it is
begging for that easy retouch. That "stoplight red"
mouth hits me square between the eyes, while the
"short leg" thing still fails to distract me, even after
it\'s been pointed out. Likewise, it\'s a quick edit to
address the pasty facial color. But a taller bracket
and gelling the flash would be my personal choice.
I figger there\'s already a bracket involved since the
flash is off-center [as per the shadows on the log].
So going a bit taller oughta be fairly painless.


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