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    Couple Photo

    Below is a photo I took of my daughter and her boyfriend. I took it in the hallway of our house and then removed the background and replaced it with a different one to make it look like a studio shot. Any C&C is welcome. As a note, I did touch up the faces with Portrait Professional 11.

    Exposure: 1/80
    Aperture: f/4.5
    Focal Length: 55 mm
    ISO Speed: 400
    Exposure Bias: 0 EV
    Flash: On, Fired

    Couple Photo

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    Re: Couple Photo

    Why the need for PP11? Did you pickup some weird artifacts with the flash? Was this on-camera flash or external? Wondering if you tried bouncing off the ceiling or walls?

    Nice photo, I guess you didn't like where his hands were.

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    Re: Couple Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Why the need for PP11? Did you pickup some weird artifacts with the flash? Was this on-camera flash or external? Wondering if you tried bouncing off the ceiling or walls?
    I used PP11 to retouch their faces to remove blemishes and smooth their skin. I used on-camera flash (my HVL-42AM speedlite) and bounced it, yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadowman View Post
    Nice photo, I guess you didn't like where his hands were.
    I don't understand you're conclusion. Why do you say that? Is there something in the photo I did to bring that about?

    Thank you for the comments.

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    Re: Couple Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by binsurf View Post
    I used PP11 to retouch their faces to remove blemishes and smooth their skin. I used on-camera flash (my HVL-42AM speedlite) and bounced it, yes.



    I don't understand you're conclusion. Why do you say that? Is there something in the photo I did to bring that about?

    Thank you for the comments.
    It was a joke because you cropped across his hands.

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    Re: Couple Photo

    Oh, I see.

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    Re: Couple Photo

    Hi Jim,
    nice shot, I like the composition.
    On my screen I can see a slight yellow/orange cast; it might be my screen. Hope you don't mind I adjusted it to see the difference. Can anyone tell me if my screen needs re-calibrating or can you see the colour cast?
    Nice looking couple.
    Thanks for sharing.

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    Re: Couple Photo

    I did intentionally cast it a bit with soft light because it softens the portrait. Was that too much?

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    Re: Couple Photo

    Quote Originally Posted by binsurf View Post
    I did intentionally cast it a bit with soft light because it softens the portrait. Was that too much?
    It was for me Jim, but the main thing is you and your family like it. As we always say there is no right or wrong in these things, just opinion. As I said it could well be my screen.
    What I did forget to mention was how well you have adjusted/added the background in PP, well done a good peice of work.
    Thanks for sharing and I look forward to seeing more of your work.
    Cheers
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    Re: Couple Photo

    Thank you very much. I appreciate that. I don't think it is your monitor. The shot you posted is less warm.

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    Re: Couple Photo

    Excellent and like suggestions !!!

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