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Shon Kroff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
 

How could this be better?


 
 
I was hoping for some insight as to how this could be improved ie: contract/brightness ect. I am using PS elements 3.0 I am new to the editing and B&W


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6/27/2005 8:20:58 AM

 
Tory K. Galvan   I absolutely love this image. Great capture!! However, as far as improving it, I'm the worst one to ask :)


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6/27/2005 8:57:05 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  I would increase the brightness a little, until you have a nice bright white in your highlights. Should the blanket be white, or was it a color closer to the tone that is shown?


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6/27/2005 10:17:59 AM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  I would increase the brightness a little, until you have a nice bright white in your highlights. Should the blanket be white, or was it a color closer to the tone that is shown?


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6/27/2005 10:17:59 AM

 
Shon Kroff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
 
 
 
Thank you for the compliment Tory! This was one of those hurry and shhot hoping for the best. Chris thanks for the input, I may have gone a bit far, I am having a bit of a hard time since it depends upon the angle of my screen. Thanks again and I have always enjoyed you inputs to so many Q&A's. many times you have been very helpful.


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6/27/2005 2:31:08 PM

 
Shon Kroff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
 
 
 
try again


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6/27/2005 2:59:07 PM

 
Brendan Knell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
  I think that the second one looks better. This is a really great shot! Maybe try an unsharpen mask on the fingers, because they are a little blury.


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6/27/2005 4:09:15 PM

 
Christopher A. Vedros
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
  Nice improvement, Shon. This is a nice image. I really like the look in the baby's eyes.

Next time you shoot a portrait like this, if you use a smaller aperture (higher f-stop number), you will have a better chance of getting the face and hands in focus.


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6/27/2005 4:44:34 PM

 
Shon Kroff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
  Brendan, I am rather new to the editing I played a bit with the unsharp filter although I was not having much luck making any improvements. I have added a gradiant although it seemed to take away from the picture.
Thanks again Chris for the tips!


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6/28/2005 4:54:58 AM

 
Shon Kroff
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2005
  By the way Chris I really enjoyed the effect of "how do I look?"


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6/28/2005 5:00:31 AM

 
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