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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


So the photography was lacking but is there a way to make the women stand out more without the fabric getting to bright and destroying the photo altogether?

http://dknafo.smugmug.com/photos/i-MSN65gg/0/XL/i-MSN65gg-XL.jpg

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http://dknafo.smugmug.com/photos/i-PSWT … Kmq-XL.jpg
Jan 06 13 08:45 pm  Link  Quote 
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Wander Lost Photo
Posts: 18,927
Ontario, California, US


I actually really enjoy these as is.
Jan 06 13 08:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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LA StarShooter
Posts: 1,674
Los Angeles, California, US


I'm sorry that you didn't get the photo that you were going for. You may have already tried this. In Lightroom I would make a virtual copy and that concentrated on toning and finding the best vision for the curtain, etc. Then I would do one just concentrating on the model. Then I would send it to photoshop layers and go from there. I did one of my images that way and maybe it might work in this case?
Jan 06 13 08:58 pm  Link  Quote 
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Artifice
Posts: 30,984
Los Angeles, California, US


http://jfrancis.smugmug.com/photos/i-SbdQttj/0/O/i-SbdQttj.jpg
Jan 06 13 09:03 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


http://dknafo.smugmug.com/photos/i-52Fs3B6/0/XL/i-52Fs3B6-XL.jpg
Jan 06 13 09:05 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


NothingIsRealButTheGirl wrote:

not bad other then the nose area. What did you do?

Jan 06 13 09:07 pm  Link  Quote 
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Artifice
Posts: 30,984
Los Angeles, California, US


Nik > Color Efex Pro 4 > Pro Contrast (which is better than just straight contrast. it accentuates local contrasts)

then suppressed the highest frequencies in Topaz > Detail 2
Jan 06 13 09:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Kev Lawson
Posts: 6,293
Daytona Beach, Florida, US


Dan on yours newest posted version, I would use curves and bring up the black and drop back the white some, should get you really close.
Jan 06 13 09:10 pm  Link  Quote 
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Michael Jovani
Posts: 38
Pasadena, California, US


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Rob Mac Studio
Posts: 1,105
London, England, United Kingdom


Put the colour version up, preferably raw but not essential, there will be more range to play with.
Jan 07 13 05:35 am  Link  Quote 
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D0127H
Posts: 1,135
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada


The nude is great.  I'd let it be.
Jan 07 13 05:53 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


LA StarShooter wrote:
I'm sorry that you didn't get the photo that you were going for. You may have already tried this. In Lightroom I would make a virtual copy and that concentrated on toning and finding the best vision for the curtain, etc. Then I would do one just concentrating on the model. Then I would send it to photoshop layers and go from there. I did one of my images that way and maybe it might work in this case?

Probably a good way to go at it. thanks

Jan 07 13 06:36 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


if anyone wants to try on the raw.

https://dl.dropbox.com/u/22469386/IMG_5659.CR2
Jan 07 13 06:37 am  Link  Quote 
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Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Dan K Photography wrote:
if anyone wants to try on the raw.

Here's a try with the raw. It's easy enough to bring the model out but tricky to suppress the details of the curtain.

http://i1005.photobucket.com/albums/af171/retouch46/Forums/dan_zps5343a528.jpg

Jan 07 13 09:51 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


Peano wrote:
Here's a try with the raw. It's easy enough to bring the model out but tricky to suppress the details of the curtain.

mind sending me the psd? I want to see what you did.

Jan 07 13 11:10 am  Link  Quote 
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Peano
Posts: 4,106
Lynchburg, Virginia, US


Dan K Photography wrote:
mind sending me the psd? I want to see what you did.

Done.

Jan 07 13 11:35 am  Link  Quote 
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patrickdamon
Posts: 5
Festus, Missouri, US


Hey Dan here is my attempt at your work, definitely love the shot. I darkened the background a little so it wasnt so distracting and did one in color and one in B/W.http://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp1.jpghttp://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp2.jpg
Jan 08 13 05:27 am  Link  Quote 
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Michael Jovani
Posts: 38
Pasadena, California, US


Good stuff Patrick smile
Jan 08 13 06:35 am  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


patrickdamon wrote:
Hey Dan here is my attempt at your work, definitely love the shot. I darkened the background a little so it wasnt so distracting and did one in color and one in B/W.http://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp1.jpghttp://www.patrickdamon.com/images/dkp2.jpg

looks good Patrick. Thanks. If you could send me the psd so I can see what you did it would be appreciated.

Jan 08 13 10:06 am  Link  Quote 
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patrickdamon
Posts: 5
Festus, Missouri, US


I would if I still had it smile the only thing I did in PS was fix the nose area, the other effects were done in Viveza, SilverEFX, and ColorEFX
Jan 08 13 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
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patrickdamon
Posts: 5
Festus, Missouri, US


Hey Dan another thought on this shoot would be to take two separate shots, one of the drape with no model, and one of the model without the drape and as it in post. If you take the shots I can work with it for a try.
Jan 09 13 07:17 am  Link  Quote 
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MartinoM
Posts: 1
San Francisco, California, US


I hope I posted this photo corrected.  But here is my shot at it.

http://www.mingione.net/images/photos/ModelMayhem.jpg
Jan 09 13 12:54 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
B R U N E S C I
Posts: 25,319
Bath, England, United Kingdom


I messed around in LR4 for a bit...

http://swanstep.f2s.com/embedded/forums/IMG_5659_lr_web.jpg

Here's the XMP




Just my $0.02

Ciao
Stefano

www.stefanobrunesci.com
Jan 09 13 08:04 pm  Link  Quote 
Photographer
Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


patrickdamon wrote:
Hey Dan another thought on this shoot would be to take two separate shots, one of the drape with no model, and one of the model without the drape and as it in post. If you take the shots I can work with it for a try.

Interesting idea. I will try it.

Looks good martinoM

Jan 09 13 09:32 pm  Link  Quote 
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Dan K Photography
Posts: 5,407
STATEN ISLAND, New York, US


-B-R-U-N-E-S-C-I- wrote:
I messed around in LR4 for a bit...

Fantastic! Thanks Stefano. I won't write "tog" for a week.

Jan 09 13 09:48 pm  Link  Quote 
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