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Dave Luyando
Posts: 22
Spring, Texas, US


Hi MM,

I am relatively new...have not had the pleasure of coordinating with any professionals yet (Hair/MUA/Editor...etc).  Photos are all of my friends and family, taken by me, edited by me, concepts (or lack thereof) by me.

I really enjoy what I am doing, my friends love what I did for them...but I would like to know what people with experience think of the work I have done so far.

My port is small enough to be quick for you to look at....and I am new enough not to get butt-hurt about what you say.  I already know I have a lot to learn... just looking to get ideas on what I should work on first.

Thank you!!
Nov 08 12 06:18 pm  Link  Quote 
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Autumn Rose Brightly
Posts: 1,063
Charlotte, North Carolina, US


I like your work however the pic with the girl in the red shirt seems off. Did you photoshop her curve of her spine? It almost looks like her torso is disconnected
Nov 09 12 12:32 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dave Luyando
Posts: 22
Spring, Texas, US


Thank you!

I did not edit the curve of her spine in that one...but I thought the same thing when I was looking at it. She has such a small frame and then there is that "bubble".  That is 100% her though.  I only fixed skin and eyes.

I actually thought about "pushing" her backside in a bit...but I really don't like to change a model's physique unless they ask for it specifically.

Do you think it is something I should discuss with her?

Edit:  She is 16 yrs old...so I thought that would be inappropriate to discuss with her...but I can talk to her Mom.
Nov 09 12 03:22 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
J O H N A L L A N
Posts: 9,474
Santa Ana, California, US


One thing I noticed is that you are blurring skin on the face.
It tends to be a better/more professional asthetic to not blur. It takes a bit more patience and skill in Photoshop to not just blur, but the rewards in quality of your images are well worth it. You might want to visit the retoucher's forum for alternatives to blur.
Nov 09 12 03:29 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dave Luyando
Posts: 22
Spring, Texas, US


John Allan wrote:
One thing I noticed is that you are blurring skin on the face.
It tends to be a better/more professional asthetic to not blur. It takes a bit more patience and skill in Photoshop to not just blur, but the rewards in quality of your images are well worth it. You might want to visit the retoucher's forum for alternatives to blur.

Hmm...I will have to check some of my LR presets I am using with regard to contrast.  It has been a long time since I have used blur for skin.  Regardless, the tip for visiting the retoucher's forum is much appreciated.

Nov 09 12 04:24 pm  Link  Quote 
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