Need some critique on corrected Photos
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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:41:22 PM
Would someone be willing to look at some photos for me before I send them to get printed? I have worked on them in PSE 7 but I am not the best at that program. I am just not sure of the way they look. Thanks so much.




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Posted: 11/28/2012 5:49:33 PM
Do you want to post them or direct us to them in the gallery? I'd be happy to take a look as I am sure some others would as well. Also, let us know what you might have concerns about.


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Posted: 11/28/2012 6:14:01 PM
I will post them here in my thread...I am concerned about to coloring, levels, hue/saturation and sharpening...I worked on those things in PSE 7. I have 6 pictures I need some help on.

These are all the ones I have already worked on. I can post the SOC shots















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Posted: 11/29/2012 6:19:45 AM
For starters, you sharpen more for the web than you do for print - so it is hard to evaluate if you have sharpened too much for print based on what you have done for the web. Is the printer / lab close? If so, I would have one printed and see how well your monitor's calibration matches up with theirs. I don't see too much saturation on any of these (perhaps the red shirts - but not bad) - you have several areas where there are some blown areas, which will not print great - but are not necessarily deal breakers.

#1 - perhaps a bit too much saturation - but not extreme.
#2 looks good and consistent with color and skin tone.
#3 - you have blown out on the little girl's hair, but the skin tones aren't too bad.
#4 - blown out sky and ground - both of which could be cropped in a little tighter and less of an issue.
#5 - the little fella is very pale, plus the older boy is blown on the side - both might not print as well as you hope.
#6 - looks good.

As I said, your blown areas are not deal breakers in these pictures - you just need to watch when back lighting to not create such a huge contrast to the rest of the picture. You want it to be 'on purpose' and not an oops.



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Posted: 11/29/2012 7:35:18 AM
Niki,
Thanks so very much. If I was going to fix the "blown" areas what would I need to do in PSE? Thanks.




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Posted: 11/29/2012 8:54:43 AM
All of these are too soft and out of focus. On some of these, are you pasting the people into the photos? They *look* photoshopped, and that isn't a good thing, as some look unnatural. I'd love to see SOOC shots.

1.) Too soft, looks photoshopped (did you cut the people from another photo and place them on the background? It looks unnatural.) Posing needs improvement -- the eyes on all of these folks are going every which way and the boy in the front looks angry -- and photoshopped) Composition needs to be improved, as you are cutting off the legs/arms of the people in the photo)

2.) Too soft, looks photoshopped. Boy in the front definitely looks like it was taken from another photo.

3.) Blown highlights, little girl is not in focus. Odd posing, strange composition -- why is the girl growing out of the mom's neck? Tree trunk is growing out of the little girl's stomach.

4.) Distracting background, out of focus, overexposed, and looks photoshopped (why is there a black line around the boy?)

5.) This is probably my favorite, but I still think it looks photoshopped (the man and the little boy look to be taken from another photo). Background is distracting. The people are not all in focus (use a smaller aperture to make sure all the people are in focus)

6.) I like the posing but again it is not in focus and you cut off about a 1/3 of the boy on the bottom's body.



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Posted: 11/29/2012 9:12:23 AM
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Thanks so much for your critiques...it is very hard sometimes for an amateur like me to get the posing and everyone looking in the same directions sometimes. Especially with the diverse ages of my
grandchildren. Here are the same shots SOC...I want to use these for my Christmas card and just to print some up for my daughter and dil. And want them to be the best they can be...working with what I have.

And no none of the photos have photoshopped people into them. LOL! I am not sure why some of them have lines around them so it looks that way.

I have just retired recently so I will be using my new found time on my hands after the Christmas season to work on my photo and photoshop skills. Thanks for your help!















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Posted: 11/30/2012 3:53:42 PM
I really need some help before I get this pics developed. Should I use the edited photos...first set with photos in them...or the SOC ones...second set with photos? Any help would be greatly appreciated? Thanks so much.




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Posted: 12/2/2012 9:11:49 PM
I almost think the SOOC ones look better....what kind of camera are you using?


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Posted: 12/2/2012 9:46:23 PM
Thanks so much for responding. I use a Canon Rebel xs. I was thinking to just go with the SOC shots. I was going to get them printed today but the machine at my Walgreen's was down. Things work that way for a reason don't they? Thanks for your help.




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Posted: 12/6/2012 2:15:48 PM
You have been given some good cc but I just wanted to add it looks like you were shooting in the bright mid-day sun. Next time try an hour or so before sunset for more flattering light. Keep shooting and practicing and asking for cc! That's a great way to get better! I will give it a go with an edit for you if you would like. Email me your choice (I only have time to do one right now) and I will see what I can do and I'll share with you the adjustments. If you are interested send me the sooc image to angipenix@windstream.net
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