Forums > Digital Art and Retouching > DAR Critiques > Looks cool or ridiculous?

Photographer

David Sheldrick

Posts: 719

London, England, United Kingdom

Hi Guys,

I am just working on some new shots I took a few days ago, I would like to get a few thoughts on the editing style and maybe any suggestions before I go any further because I feel like I need to give the shots an extra kick through the editing which I could maybe apply to the whole series, so far have only done general cleaning  some dodge burning.

http://behance.vo.llnwd.net/profiles11/274236/projects/4725791/1d3ca1f6bfbf245e2f59ed8c452603fa.JPG

I would really appreciate any reference to other editorials to demonstrate any editing you may suggest but im really running dry in terms of ideas right now!

Thank you

David

Aug 06 12 10:12 am Link

Retoucher

TareCeljo

Posts: 115

Zenica, Federacija Bosna i Hercegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina

To me it looks good! Maybe just play with lights and colors!
I did something to show you what i mean smile
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3047/1d3ca1f6bfbf245e2f59ed8.jpg

Aug 06 12 10:37 am Link

Digital Artist

Koray

Posts: 6689

Ankara, Ankara, Turkey

looks cool to me

Aug 06 12 11:16 am Link

Retoucher

CLICK retouch

Posts: 213

Denver, Colorado, US

Looks cool, I'd simplify camera left of the neck a bit, it looks so tense currently, that's the first thing that struck me.

Aug 06 12 11:45 am Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

That's pretty wild. Maybe just a little more cowbell ...

http://img546.imageshack.us/img546/1232/cowbellk.jpg

Aug 06 12 11:59 am Link

Photographer

David Sheldrick

Posts: 719

London, England, United Kingdom

TareCeljo wrote:
To me it looks good! Maybe just play with lights and colors!
I did something to show you what i mean smile
http://img823.imageshack.us/img823/3047/1d3ca1f6bfbf245e2f59ed8.jpg

I tried this trick but using a motion blur and its really making it come to life, thanks!

Aug 06 12 06:55 pm Link

Retoucher

Matt Barr

Posts: 246

Richmond, Virginia, US

How about a motion blur to the purse only.

http://i1269.photobucket.com/albums/jj589/mattbarr2012/03faa.jpg

Aug 06 12 08:44 pm Link

Retoucher

PhotoVision

Posts: 100

New York, New York, US

Really like Matt's idea.
I find the whole shot to be a little distracting honestly. I'm not sure where to look. The bag stands out, but then so do the bright reds on the right side of the model's torso. I'd show it to the client along with a more mild version, but that's just me.

Aug 07 12 08:49 pm Link

Photographer

Kristofer J Lloyd

Posts: 110

Windsor, Ontario, Canada

I like the cowbell

Aug 11 12 03:59 pm Link