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Photographer

Steve Mathew

Posts: 2

Bridgwater, England, United Kingdom

Trying to experiment with editing styles.  Normal edits and heavily processed shots.  Honest critism welcome.

Dec 22 12 09:22 am Link

Photographer

Veit Photo

Posts: 667

London, England, United Kingdom

Steve Mathew wrote:
Trying to experiment with editing styles.  Normal edits and heavily processed shots.  Honest critism welcome.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121220/14/50d38fe4af846_m.jpg

I think in this image you have splattered the original photo with effects with doing anything to improve it. I would think that working on the model's skin tone, particularly on the arms, and her hair shape and flyaways, would be a priority.
Obliterating detail using filters is something that anyone can do and is unlikely to earn you a following.

http://photos.modelmayhem.com/photos/121212/13/50c8f1d0e90c1_m.jpg

This is the best effort, it actually makes a relatively dull photo more atmospheric but an expert eye would spot the lack of splashes from the rain and its 2-d nature.
If you want to be a photographer, take stronger pictures. If you want to be a retoucher, step up your technique in a big way. If you want to do both, you have a long road ahead.

Dec 22 12 09:46 am Link