I eesh soo
Posted up a peekchure my wifey took and no one commented or even said 'Hi'.
http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...=437031&page=3 post #47
Please drop by and say 'Hi' lor. I gave her a link to that thread. Wait she think her peekchure total failure liddat Y no one say anything. If failure, alsos share share pliss.
but if i choose to PP this way for B/W is it feel better? is it still flat?
Well for no.2, as you can see, the subject has a slightly roundish kind of face, hence as what DM mentioned, letting some hair fall on her cheek will do the trick and create a visually "slimmer" face by using the hair to hide part of her cheek.
The other thing about this picture that can be improved is:
1.) Tonal difference between face and body
2.) Contrast on the face itself
Let us take a look at this:
The eyes are oversharpened here. Paiseh last time DI noob
A small gold reflector was used to bounce light onto the subject's face. The effect is a slighter warmer 1/2 - 1 tone brighter skin tone on the face, which is still relatively ok.
However, if the tonal difference between the face and the body is too great, then it will look really weird. As if the face is photoshopped onto the body.
The recovery? Do airbrushing on the rest of the body to "even out" the skin.
Now let us look at the "typical" glamour portrait..
Last edited by g-khoo; 17th November 2008 at 04:01 PM.
Ok this is the "typical" western glamour portrait style..
The image on the left is actually already DI'ed, the image on the right is DI'ed AGAIN for lesson purposes
Take note on the highlights that fall onto the face. If you look around at fashion magazines, you will notice that these highlights usually fall on a T-zone:
1.) Small part of the forehead
2.) Nose bridge
In this photo i have dodged the mentioned areas more than necessary to illustrate the above point.
If a photo has low contrast, especially if the angle is shot head on, then the image will look flat. Like #2, the face looks flat because there is no shadow/highlight.
To quote further examples, take a look at modelinn's photoshoot thread. Look at the compcards.
Look at the center pic and see where the highlight falls..
Hope this helps abit
Dislcaimer: The above mentioned information is purely based on experience and self-study...
Last edited by g-khoo; 17th November 2008 at 03:57 PM.
for pic #3, dunno issit my screen got prob...it seems like there is some patches on her face and round her eyes, maybe can "heal" them ?
I ewanted to say something but Gee already shared Expert lvl lessons!
as for the tonal difference between body and face. i will try to redo the process for pic num 2. Usually, i always concentrate more on the face rather than to balance the whole.
Btw, sometimes when i see magazines, some PGs also like to overexpose subject's forehead. Do you think its adviseable? I dun like the forehead being overexposed.
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