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Photographer

Bluephoric Photography

Posts: 100

Houston, Texas, US

Looking for technical feedback on my very first composite.

I took all the images, the girl, the moon, the park area, and used brushes to create the various effects.

Would love to hear about compositions, masking edges, overall feel, scale,  anything that could help me.
Thanks!

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-TDFkspzU99I/UQLL8H_uRHI/AAAAAAAAAd8/4ORswfXwq1w/s600/vamp-park+v2+1500px.jpg

(edited post for image size)

Jan 25 13 10:56 am Link

Photographer

Joseph William

Posts: 2025

Chicago, Illinois, US

I like that you used all of your own inages.  The tonal differences are distracting, there are no true blacks in the park image but she is mostly black but also in color even though every thing else is grey scale.  The lightning is incongruous, so I would lose it.

Jan 25 13 11:22 am Link

Photographer

Bluephoric Photography

Posts: 100

Houston, Texas, US

Thank you for critique. I have used the information and adjusted some levels, some gradient, and added some fog hoping to bring the image together a little better.

Like this...

http://bluephoricphotography.com/images/vamp.jpg

Jan 28 13 02:26 pm Link

Retoucher

Chase Retouching

Posts: 39

Kansas City, Missouri, US

Like someone else said, it's awesome that you used your own images. Nice!

I would even out the levels between the background and the model. As it is, the park is so bright it almost looks surreal without any areas of full black, whereas the girl is high contrast with a lot of black.

Hopefully you don't mind, but I downloaded your most recent version and spent about five minutes tweaking it. This is really sloppy, but it should my point well enough. I used a curves adjustment layer to darken the background, another to raise the contrast of the background, and another layer to slightly brighten the model. I also masked out the lightning so that it wouldn't be darkened with the rest of the background, and you may want to make another curves layer to raise the lightning's brightness even farther.

Image: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6129573/vamp-edit.jpg
PSD if you want to look at it: https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6129573/vamp.psd

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/6129573/vamp-edit.jpg

Feb 04 13 10:42 pm Link

Photographer

Bluephoric Photography

Posts: 100

Houston, Texas, US

wow. that looks great! thanks for the insights. i will go back and add a couple more layers to the top and try your recommendations.

Feb 05 13 11:03 am Link