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Dan K Photography

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

So the photography was lacking but is there a way to make the women stand out more without the fabric getting to bright and destroying the photo altogether?

http://dknafo.smugmug.com/photos/i-MSN65gg/0/XL/i-MSN65gg-XL.jpg

18 +

http://dknafo.smugmug.com/photos/i-PSWT … Kmq-XL.jpg

Jan 06 13 08:45 pm Link

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Burlap Rats

Posts: 18959

Riverside, California, US

I actually really enjoy these as is.

Jan 06 13 08:48 pm Link

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LA StarShooter

Posts: 1871

Los Angeles, California, US

I'm sorry that you didn't get the photo that you were going for. You may have already tried this. In Lightroom I would make a virtual copy and that concentrated on toning and finding the best vision for the curtain, etc. Then I would do one just concentrating on the model. Then I would send it to photoshop layers and go from there. I did one of my images that way and maybe it might work in this case?

Jan 06 13 08:58 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

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Los Angeles, California, US

http://jfrancis.smugmug.com/photos/i-SbdQttj/0/O/i-SbdQttj.jpg

Jan 06 13 09:03 pm Link

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Dan K Photography

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

http://dknafo.smugmug.com/photos/i-52Fs3B6/0/XL/i-52Fs3B6-XL.jpg

Jan 06 13 09:05 pm Link

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Dan K Photography

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:

not bad other then the nose area. What did you do?

Jan 06 13 09:07 pm Link

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NothingIsRealButTheGirl

Posts: 33590

Los Angeles, California, US

Nik > Color Efex Pro 4 > Pro Contrast (which is better than just straight contrast. it accentuates local contrasts)

then suppressed the highest frequencies in Topaz > Detail 2

Jan 06 13 09:10 pm Link

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Kev Lawson

Posts: 7904

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Dan on yours newest posted version, I would use curves and bring up the black and drop back the white some, should get you really close.

Jan 06 13 09:10 pm Link

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Michael Jovani

Posts: 39

Pasadena, California, US

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Jan 07 13 03:00 am Link

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Rob Mac Studio

Posts: 1105

London, England, United Kingdom

Put the colour version up, preferably raw but not essential, there will be more range to play with.

Jan 07 13 05:35 am Link

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D0127H

Posts: 1135

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The nude is great.  I'd let it be.

Jan 07 13 05:53 am Link

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Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

LA StarShooter wrote:
I'm sorry that you didn't get the photo that you were going for. You may have already tried this. In Lightroom I would make a virtual copy and that concentrated on toning and finding the best vision for the curtain, etc. Then I would do one just concentrating on the model. Then I would send it to photoshop layers and go from there. I did one of my images that way and maybe it might work in this case?

Probably a good way to go at it. thanks

Jan 07 13 06:36 am Link

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Dan K Photography

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

if anyone wants to try on the raw.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/22469386/IMG_5659.CR2

Jan 07 13 06:37 am Link

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Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Dan K Photography wrote:
if anyone wants to try on the raw.

Here's a try with the raw. It's easy enough to bring the model out but tricky to suppress the details of the curtain.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/dan_zps5343a528.jpg

Jan 07 13 09:51 am Link

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Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

Peano wrote:
Here's a try with the raw. It's easy enough to bring the model out but tricky to suppress the details of the curtain.

mind sending me the psd? I want to see what you did.

Jan 07 13 11:10 am Link

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Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Dan K Photography wrote:
mind sending me the psd? I want to see what you did.

Done.

Jan 07 13 11:35 am Link

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patrickdamon

Posts: 5

Festus, Missouri, US

Hey Dan here is my attempt at your work, definitely love the shot. I darkened the background a little so it wasnt so distracting and did one in color and one in B/W.http://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp1.jpghttp://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp2.jpg

Jan 08 13 05:27 am Link

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Michael Jovani

Posts: 39

Pasadena, California, US

Good stuff Patrick smile

Jan 08 13 06:35 am Link

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Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

patrickdamon wrote:
Hey Dan here is my attempt at your work, definitely love the shot. I darkened the background a little so it wasnt so distracting and did one in color and one in B/W.http://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp1.jpghttp://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp2.jpg

looks good Patrick. Thanks. If you could send me the psd so I can see what you did it would be appreciated.

Jan 08 13 10:06 am Link

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patrickdamon

Posts: 5

Festus, Missouri, US

I would if I still had it smile the only thing I did in PS was fix the nose area, the other effects were done in Viveza, SilverEFX, and ColorEFX

Jan 08 13 12:54 pm Link

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patrickdamon

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Festus, Missouri, US

Hey Dan another thought on this shoot would be to take two separate shots, one of the drape with no model, and one of the model without the drape and as it in post. If you take the shots I can work with it for a try.

Jan 09 13 07:17 am Link

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MartinoM

Posts: 1

San Francisco, California, US

I hope I posted this photo corrected.  But here is my shot at it.

http://www.mingione.net/images/photos/ModelMayhem.jpg

Jan 09 13 12:54 pm Link

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B R U N E S C I

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Bath, England, United Kingdom

I messed around in LR4 for a bit...

http://swanstep.f2s.com/embedded/forums/IMG_5659_lr_web.jpg

Here's the XMP




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com

Jan 09 13 08:04 pm Link

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Dan K Photography

Posts: 5466

STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

patrickdamon wrote:
Hey Dan another thought on this shoot would be to take two separate shots, one of the drape with no model, and one of the model without the drape and as it in post. If you take the shots I can work with it for a try.

Interesting idea. I will try it.

Looks good martinoM

Jan 09 13 09:32 pm Link

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Dan K Photography

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STATEN ISLAND, New York, US

-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
I messed around in LR4 for a bit...

Fantastic! Thanks Stefano. I won't write "tog" for a week.

Jan 09 13 09:48 pm Link