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Photographer

OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

I almost had a shoot with someone that has an overbite...might get rescheduled.  Anyway, it got me thinking.  Do I just avoid big smiles, work the angles or what?

I don't have any examples but thought it might be a good question to pose.  Can anyone show before and after examples...and then explain what they did to 'fix' it in Photoshop?  I'd like to see what the talents of MM have to offer up.  Thanks!

Feb 10 13 10:50 am Link

Photographer

Star

Posts: 17965

Los Angeles, California, US

OwenImages wrote:
I almost had a shoot with someone that has an overbite...might get rescheduled.  Anyway, it got me thinking.  Do I just avoid big smiles, work the angles or what?

I don't have any examples but thought it might be a good question to pose.  Can anyone show before and after examples...and then explain what they did to 'fix' it in Photoshop?  I'd like to see what the talents of MM have to offer up.  Thanks!

hit a make-up artist who knows how to contour

Feb 10 13 12:56 pm Link

Retoucher

Ledo retouch

Posts: 1182

Lodi, California, US

I would try to minimize when shooting, higher angle, longer lens, head,
ect. and course what Star advised for mua

Feb 10 13 01:20 pm Link

Photographer

OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

So has anyone ever tried a digital manipulation that they can show in order to minimize the look of an over bite?  Can anyone demonstrate what they might do?

Feb 10 13 02:11 pm Link

Photographer

Sentimental-SINtimental

Posts: 1314

Castle Rock, Washington, US

How bad is the overbite? Most people can position their jaw to compensate... now a underbite is a whole nother animal.

Google overbites and find us a sample that is close

Feb 12 13 03:46 pm Link

Retoucher

Peano

Posts: 4106

Lynchburg, Virginia, US

OwenImages wrote:
I don't have any examples but thought it might be a good question to pose.

Don't seek a solution until you have a problem before you to solve.

Feb 12 13 05:07 pm Link

Photographer

Downtown Pro Photo

Posts: 1565

Crystal Lake, Illinois, US

A lot of the technique in post to fix it will depend on the image.  A profile will be a  completely different approach to a straight on and neither way would work for a higher or lower angle with a head tilt.
There is no one single way to fix it that works on every image no matter the differences.  Some might work best with a cut and paste with a bit of scaling or warping while a different angle has to be done with liquify or some simple shading.  Without seeing the image, no way to even begin suggesting how to fix it.

Also, as stated above, depending on the severity of the overbite you might be able to easily fix it with lighting and camera angles combined with a bit of make up.

Feb 14 13 10:26 am Link

Photographer

OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Thanks folks.  I just thought this might have been something that someone around here has worked on before and was hoping to see an example or two.  Tough to have a discussion on the topic without an example, I agree!

Feb 15 13 07:20 pm Link

Photographer

bgcfoto

Posts: 5444

Largo, Florida, US

Owen, if I had to reconstruct her head, I wouldn't bother.  I think though it's the uniqueness from one individual to the next that would in/un-inspire me to pick the subject to begin with.

Feb 17 13 07:34 am Link

Photographer

bgcfoto

Posts: 5444

Largo, Florida, US

double.

Feb 17 13 07:35 am Link

Photographer

S W I N S K E Y

Posts: 24320

Saint Petersburg, Florida, US

bgcfoto wrote:
Owen, if I had to reconstruct her head, I wouldn't bother.  I think though it's the uniqueness from one individual to the next that would in/un-inspire me to pick the subject to begin with.

i learned in another thread that Owen is an ass man...
so perhaps she/he has a great ass....????

http://i.imgur.com/m8TQi.png

Feb 18 13 01:46 pm Link

Photographer

WIP

Posts: 15770

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

'I am a professional' (only has 1 pic on his port) or so it states on Owen's port notes !

Feb 18 13 01:54 pm Link

Photographer

Grafanovitchi

Posts: 572

San Marcos, California, US

Did you check out the OP's website?

It would appear the the OP is primarily a sports photographer, hence the lack of model photos in his port.

Feb 18 13 02:01 pm Link

Photographer

WIP

Posts: 15770

Cheltenham, England, United Kingdom

GRAF wrote:
Did you check out the OP's website?

It would appear the the OP is primarily a sports photographer, hence the lack of model photos in his port.

over bite ! sports over bite model what's the difference ? both maybe acceptable.

Feb 18 13 02:04 pm Link

Photographer

bgcfoto

Posts: 5444

Largo, Florida, US

GRAF wrote:
Did you check out the OP's website?

It would appear the the OP is primarily a sports photographer, hence the lack of llama photos in his port.

For the record, he does shoot llamas. Owens port is most likely under personal maintenance.

Feb 18 13 04:02 pm Link

Photographer

Sentimental-SINtimental

Posts: 1314

Castle Rock, Washington, US

Had another thought on this... why are you worrying about fixing the overbite? You haven't even checked with the client on changing their natural looks. Could insult them by doing it

Feb 20 13 03:47 am Link

Photographer

OwenImages

Posts: 3844

Indian Rocks Beach, Florida, US

Sentimental-SINtimental wrote:
Had another thought on this... why are you worrying about fixing the overbite? You haven't even checked with the client on changing their natural looks. Could insult them by doing it

Never said I would, just got me thinking about it from a learning stand point is all and what techniques might be tried depending on the angle etc...and thought it would be a different topic than the normal stuff repeated here every week...and since there are some talented people on here I thought someone might have tried this before.

Sorry for the interruption...

Feb 20 13 08:01 am Link

Artist/Painter

JJMiller

Posts: 803

Buffalo, New York, US

Overbites are sexy

Feb 24 13 06:34 pm Link

Photographer

AJ_In_Atlanta

Posts: 12882

Atlanta, Georgia, US

Shoot the model as they are or recast.

Edit, by that I mean

Paying = shoot as is
Personal project = recast

Feb 24 13 06:43 pm Link

Photographer

Herman van Gestel

Posts: 2198

Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands

it's part of a personality...

Feb 27 13 02:52 am Link