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Photographer

O R I G I M O Z

Posts: 3

London, England, United Kingdom

Greetings everyone!

Well, as photographers we're always seeking to do better, to improve & to deliver the best work that we can possibly do so; and it all comes from invested learning time and practice.

I've been photographing for a few years and I want to be able to improve from where I am currently to a more "high end/magazine (super) ready" side of things. I know that in fashion, EVERYTHING counts and its all well calculated but what do you guys think I should do to improve the "quality" per say of the images? Here's an example of a before and after of an image I shot & edited:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/348/48966995.jpg

Hoping to hear from you all.

Regards.

Jan 11 13 06:10 am Link

Photographer

RachelReilly

Posts: 1730

Washington, District of Columbia, US

O R I G I M O Z wrote:
Greetings everyone!

Well, as photographers we're always seeking to do better, to improve & to deliver the best work that we can possibly do so; and it all comes from invested learning time and practice.

I've been photographing for a few years and I want to be able to improve from where I am currently to a more "high end/magazine (super) ready" side of things. I know that in fashion, EVERYTHING counts and its all well calculated but what do you guys think I should do to improve the "quality" per say of the images? Here's an example of a before and after of an image I shot & edited:

http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/348/48966995.jpg

Hoping to hear from you all.

Regards.

Did you use high pass? The bottom half/ jacket look
very odd
And if you can take out or lessen the reflections in her classes

Jan 11 13 06:13 am Link

Photographer

Drew Smith Photography

Posts: 5210

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom

I like the one on the left.

I'm guessing that's the wrong answer?

Jan 11 13 06:21 am Link

Photographer

Aaron Lewis Photography

Posts: 5083

Catskill, New York, US

The unedited one is much nice but you have to get the softbox out of the models glasses. The model looks good and the shot works well except for that reflection.

The one you processed has nothing desirable over the original image.

Jan 11 13 06:24 am Link

Photographer

Lee_Photography

Posts: 8847

Minneapolis, Minnesota, US

“Light Science and Magic” this would be a great book to read

When the model is wearing glasses you need to be aware of the reflections

The editing on the after is not improving the image for me

Might want to raise the camera, and adjust the lighting, guessing the jacket should be black not gray

Jan 11 13 06:29 am Link

Photographer

O R I G I M O Z

Posts: 3

London, England, United Kingdom

Rachel Reilly wrote:

Did you use high pass? The bottom half/ jacket look
very odd
And if you can take out or lessen the reflections in her classes

It was kinda intentional for the jacket to look like that: quite odd. But yeah, will see about that reflecion on the glasses.

Jan 11 13 06:49 am Link