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Ahmed Mateo 11-25-2017 01:31 AM

Candid look
 
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This is from ten years ago when I had my first digital and started learning the no-film world. Please, be critical-That's what I signed in for.

mike C 11-26-2017 08:19 AM

Re: Candid look
 
I like it. A bit of glare in the hair. A bit of softness is the eyes. But I like the pose and the exposure.

Ahmed Mateo 11-26-2017 02:10 PM

Re: Candid look
 
I'm glad someone likes it, Mike. This one has always been appealing to me.

Mr. Pickles 11-27-2017 07:26 AM

Re: Candid look
 
Probably on camera flash? Maybe the cameras pop-up flash? It creates harsh shadows, and "too" bright spots, like on the hair, as noted. Need to diffuse more and move the light a bit.

Ahmed Mateo 11-27-2017 03:24 PM

Re: Candid look
 
Yes. it was the camera's flash. It was really dark. Thanks.

Promapper 11-27-2017 04:25 PM

Re: Candid look
 
too tight for me. just a personal thing.

Ahmed Mateo 11-27-2017 07:44 PM

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I welcome every opinion.

alanbutler57 11-28-2017 04:49 PM

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It is a wonderful capture but the eyes are a little soft. I hope you don't mind my edit.

1. Create duplicate layer, apply "Smart Sharpen" in "lens blur" mode 142% , 7.2 pixel. Mask this so that it only sharpens his eyes.

2. Flaten layers and create a new history state (snapshot). Setting this as the basis for the history brush use a light brush ~5% to "paint" the brighter parts of the iris in "screen" mode, the darker bands and pupils in "multiply" mode.

3. Use a flat brush with clone tool to re-shape and minimize the distracting central catchlight in his eyes.

4. Make a duplicate layer again, apply "unsharp mask" to taste, and mask it so it only hits the eyes.

Ahmed Mateo 11-29-2017 06:01 PM

Re: Candid look
 
Damn this art, you never stop learning! I don't mind your editing. Otherwise, I welcome it. I'll try that myself. Thanks.

compasiune11 02-03-2019 07:55 AM

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Too much direct flash :)


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