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8  Comments - For your CCing pleasure, I present Mr. Petulant

I'm not sure what else to CC on, but it looks like you did a nice job witht he flat light part of the assignment. I too am struggling with the PP part, but I'm hoping the more I learn about the light and getting a better shot SOOC, the less editing I will have to do.

the only thing that really stood out to me, besides the things everyone else mentioned, is it having the yellow cast, and i think part of that has to do with the chair behind him. you could always mask the chair out and do a color adjustment layer on him to take some of the yellow out... also, before you shoot, maybe do a custom wb at first and that will help with any color issues later...
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nice job!! i'd like to see this one in b&amp;w. it would give it a nice moody feel....

Hi Peano, Nice job getting a good pic of Mr. Petulant! The catchlights are good in his eyes but I think the focus is slightly off as his forward eye (right when looking at it) is not as sharp maybe as it could be. I don't really notice the circles under his eyes as being that dark. I wonder if maybe you should lighten it slightly.
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I think you did a very nice job. You say you don't know much about pp but you got a great shot right out of the camera and that is a goal I am striving for.<img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/thumbup.gif'>
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Laura

I think you have already got some great CC! I did notice the OOF eye which was due to have him slightly turned - I've done this before too. Your flat lighting look great with very little shadowing on the face and nice catchlights<img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/smile.gif'> Good job!

Hi, there! I've stared and stared at this and as far as the flat lighting part goes...you've got it! Very little shadowing.
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I did notice his right eye is a little soft, but that's to be expected because his head is turned. The image might also be a little bit too much on the warm side (too much yellow?). I like your composition.
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Great job!

Peeking in for just a second. Quick CC here, I'll try to come back tomorrow after work and look again.
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I agree with tweaking the WB just a bit. That's my guess where the color issue is coming from, as well as the slight underexposure (I'm just learning how to fix color, myself). I think you definately did great with getting flat light here. There's just a hint of shadow to the side of his nose to help define it, with a slight definition shadow under his chin.
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Your catchlights look good here, too.
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Sorry so short, I'm beat today <img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/smile.gif'> I'll have a look tomorrow night again.! Good job!

Thanks for posting!!
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For the challenge of flat lighting, this seems to fit the bill fairly well. <img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/smile.gif'> Catchlights are centered over the eye, and there is minimal modeling shadows, other than what has developed from having his head turned slightly. I would like to see it a bit brighter, but that is possibly just a personal preference, and for his expression, the darker play is perhaps more appropriate.
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It is hard to tell at the small web version, but it seems like focus might have grabbed at his hair. His right eye is definitely OOF, but that is a function of your aperture and his angle to the camera. His right eye is on a different plane than his left eye, and you had a relatively small aperture. But I think the focus actually fell on his hair, thereby putting both eyes slightly OOF, the rear one more so.
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The crop is great. You mentioned not knowing what to do with PPing. I really don't notice undereye circles with him. The yellow under his chin is just natural shading, I wouldn't say it is a color cast. With the light only coming from one direction, you end up with somewhat stronger shadows in areas that might otherwise be more feathered. I do think that overall there is a bit too much yellow and could be tweaked a bit more for WB. The areas around his nose are not blown, they are just not freckled like his cheeks and nose bridge, so they seem lighter. I ran my RGB picker over them, and they aren't anywhere close to being blown, so you have plenty of room to brighten the whole thing if you wanted. <img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/smile.gif'>
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Is one of these PPed, and the other SOOC? Because I can't tell the difference between them . . . .
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Good job on the assignment. <img border='0' src='/graphics/mbicons/smilies_v2/smile.gif'>

Hi Peano, I think you have done a great job. my only cc is that he is still a little under exposed. I pulled it in to ACR and I upped the exposure to +0.5 and that seemed to help pull back some of the colour issues that you saw. I could see what you meant by his shadows under his eyes these didnt seem as dominant after that. I also slight adjusted the tint and temp by -4 and +6 respectively. have a look with these and see what you think if you want I can post my play for you. That was all I needed to do to it. Good one!!


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