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
Here is the link!
Sep 11 13 09:04 am Link
STUDIO CITY, California, US
facial work looks alright.
a little too blue/green for my taste.
Sep 11 13 10:43 pm Link
Thank you Ginger for checking it out and commenting. Appreciate the feedback!
Sep 12 13 08:16 am Link
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
Sep 13 13 06:18 am Link
Lodi, California, US
Too blue and there's that hard shadow across his left cheek.
Sep 13 13 06:37 am Link
Orca Bay Images wrote:
Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated!
Sep 13 13 10:57 am Link