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Retoucher

Jeremy van Eyk

Posts: 4

Secaucus, New Jersey, US

Good morning,

I am looking for some feedback on this image that is a work in progress. I place great value on learning the fundamentals such as color, anatomy, technique, composition, etc. It is quite overwhelming to understand these things, yet still be able to just forget them for a moment and know what looks good.

This is a self portrait that I cropped specifically to practice color adjustments and D&B. I am naturally pretty pale in color and was lit by a speedlight in umbrella left... and by a naked speedlight I accidentally left on the floor right!  It made a pretty surreal effect and interesting shadows.

1. Initial reaction to the facial work thus far?
2. Color adjustments?
3. Did I flatten the forehead too much?

I appreciate your honest and open feedback.  I'm from NJ, I can handle it!!!  ---if the pics aren't up its because I am a forum noob so bare with me please---

Sep 11 13 09:00 am Link

Retoucher

Jeremy van Eyk

Posts: 4

Secaucus, New Jersey, US

Sep 11 13 09:04 am Link

Model

GingerMuse

Posts: 369

STUDIO CITY, California, US

facial work looks alright.
a little too blue/green for my taste.

Sep 11 13 10:43 pm Link

Retoucher

Jeremy van Eyk

Posts: 4

Secaucus, New Jersey, US

GingerMuse wrote:
facial work looks alright.
a little too blue/green for my taste.

Thank you Ginger for checking it out and commenting. Appreciate the feedback!

Sep 12 13 08:16 am Link

Model

FranklinElsey

Posts: 71

Omaha, Nebraska, US

My friend does a lot of retouching and he is great at it. He posts instructional videos online. I think you would benefit from watching a few.

Here is a link

http://vimeo.com/user17560094

Sep 13 13 06:18 am Link

Photographer

Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32233

Lodi, California, US

Too blue and there's that hard shadow across his left cheek.

Sep 13 13 06:37 am Link

Retoucher

Jeremy van Eyk

Posts: 4

Secaucus, New Jersey, US

Orca Bay Images wrote:
Too blue and there's that hard shadow across his left cheek.

Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated!

Sep 13 13 10:57 am Link