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theantiquetiger
08-30-2011, 04:24 AM
A couple shots from Halloween last year that I have always loved:

This is my youngest, she is actually dressed as an angel. I love her eyes in this shot

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r198/theantiquetiger/Maddy_Morgan/morganhalloween.jpg

This is my oldest. The lighting is horrible

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r198/theantiquetiger/Maddy_Morgan/maddyhalloween2010.jpg

Matt K.
08-30-2011, 08:31 PM
Yes, you are right, very expressive eyes for sure. Great model you have there. However, seems to me the images are a bit on the soft side, unless you intended them to be there ... I'd try and sharpen them up somewhat ...

theantiquetiger
08-30-2011, 09:31 PM
Yes, you are right, very expressive eyes for sure. Great model you have there. However, seems to me the images are a bit on the soft side, unless you intended them to be there ... I'd try and sharpen them up somewhat ...

I'm a sub-novice photographer, I don't even have Photoshop and the software that came with my camera is crap. I would like to some how leave the picture the way it is and just sharpen the eyes.

Marko
08-31-2011, 08:31 AM
GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) is a free powerful program that's fab.
Here's a tutorial on how to locally sharpen with Gimp. 3.13.*Blur/Sharpen (http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-convolve.html)

As a rule though, during shooting, focus on the eyes till they are tack sharp. If autofocus won't get u there, go manual.
(Note though: Sharpen is not magic, IF the eyes were "too" out of focus during exposure, the sharpening will not work well....in fact it will look bad)

Hope that helps - Marko

theantiquetiger
08-31-2011, 05:37 PM
GIMP (http://www.gimp.org/) is a free powerful program that's fab.
Here's a tutorial on how to locally sharpen with Gimp. 3.13.*Blur/Sharpen (http://docs.gimp.org/en/gimp-tool-convolve.html)

As a rule though, during shooting, focus on the eyes till they are tack sharp. If autofocus won't get u there, go manual.
(Note though: Sharpen is not magic, IF the eyes were "too" out of focus during exposure, the sharpening will not work well....in fact it will look bad)

Hope that helps - Marko

I just downloaded it, thanks!!!