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theantiquetiger
01-02-2012, 12:01 PM
I am still playing around with my new 50mm f1.8 lens and captured this one, my favorite with the lens so far

The image is nearly untouched, just a slight color adjustment and cloned a couple blimishes

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6621039287_e4154ee3f5_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7159/6623939333_77138b241d_b.jpg

Mad Aussie
01-02-2012, 04:13 PM
Good effort ... and good sharpness on the eyes as well. Nice crop.

Does the program you use have a dodge tool as well? If so, I'd suggest to set it for around 5% or so and in 'midtones', carefully brush the eyes to bring out the colour a bit more.

Iguanasan
01-02-2012, 05:07 PM
A lovely portrait, indeed.

theantiquetiger
01-02-2012, 06:34 PM
Good effort ... and good sharpness on the eyes as well. Nice crop.

Does the program you use have a dodge tool as well? If so, I'd suggest to set it for around 5% or so and in 'midtones', carefully brush the eyes to bring out the colour a bit more.

There is no crop what so ever here, all viewfinder (I actually thought it missed the shot at first). Gimp does have a dodge tool but I'm not too good at it.

Mad Aussie
01-02-2012, 06:54 PM
There is no crop what so ever here
Then nicely framed in camera!

Get good at the dodge tool ... you'll thank me ;)

Mad Aussie
01-02-2012, 07:03 PM
Less than 1 minute with the dodge tool to bring out eye brightness and detail
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Your image for comparison
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7175/6621039287_e4154ee3f5_b.jpg

theantiquetiger
01-02-2012, 07:08 PM
Funny, we were doing the same thing at the same time. I added my attempt to the first post but did not get the nice changes you did.

susan
01-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Tiger --- in just a few days look how much you have learned! This is your best technical photo so far that I have seen of your daughter(s) .... MA showed you a neat trick to use. It pops the eyes like nobodies business and adds something special to the photo that when people see it - they notice the eyes but aren't sure why. Yup --- dodge tool is a good one as is the sharpen ... for teeth, you can give them a wee bit of a burn if they need it. (be careful tho - you don't want to make them too white.) :-) ---Beautiful little girl there!