August 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm #20869August 4, 2014 at 11:13 am #20880
It looks cool. But, not convincing. The tip of your nose is pretty sharp, your eyes are very sharp, the backs of your ears are quite soft. DOF is around 6″, (during my formative years, Canada still used inches. About 15 cm). The buildings in your background are a little soft, but the red brick job, way in the back, is still pretty sharp. With focus falling off inside the depth of your head, the background buildings should be coloured shapes with no detail.
This has about the same DOF as your photo of you, but it is a single frame. You can see the background about where that Ferris wheel is, is much softer, and the red brick building is closer than in your background, but balconies and windows are very soft.August 5, 2014 at 10:15 pm #20923August 6, 2014 at 6:20 am #20927
I think the sharpness of your head fits better, though I prefer the lighting in the first version.December 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm #23548December 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm #23549Worst Case ScenarioMember
Not much wrong here!
If it was my shot, I’d probably boost the blacks a bit and darken the shadow side of the face, but that’s just me.
I would say you look better with out the tash!December 30, 2014 at 10:03 am #23564
I like the Movember look! You still look clean cut. But, that’s coming from someone who has had a full beard since the middle of grade 13. Now, high school ends at grade 12. How dark the shadows should be is a personal thing. If it were my photo and I made the shadow side any darker, my wife would be after me to brighten.
Looking through the photos you posted here, your left eye is consistently less open than your right.December 30, 2014 at 6:50 pm #23570
Haha we weren’t all born symmetrical 🙁
I feel like my workflow and everything is getting so much faster. I don’t have to put nearly as much work into my photos in post now and that’s a good feeling.December 30, 2014 at 8:41 pm #23572
Haha we weren’t all born symmetrical
That’s true. Sometimes it is caused by a medical condition and sometimes it is just genetics. As the photographer, it’s your job to figure out how to make lack of symmetry and/or blemishes less noticeable.January 22, 2015 at 3:45 pm #24290January 24, 2015 at 2:41 am #24375BillMember
looks good. Not trying to critique, well I guess I am, maybe. How well does this match your buddies complexion? Maybe its my monitor [about a week overdue on calibrating it] but it looks a little flat on the color. Maybe just bump the saturation and/or vibrance up a bit, not much un;ess that is how he looks in real life.January 24, 2015 at 12:16 pm #24403
I like it.
Your background looks slightly blue. Navy blue instead of black, but perhaps the background is blue. He has pretty good skin tones but if I reset the background, he turns green!
Perhaps just a little, or a little more, back light to separate him from the background might be an improvement.
Adjusting Vibrance and Saturation sliders a bit right would give him a bit more colour, warm his skin up a little and make him a little less pale.
All very minor stuff. It’s a good photo.January 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm #24417
Yes it is a blue background (a blue blanket held up by my fiancee and a tripod lol).
I was working with a lot of different light colour temps so I did the best I could at making it look as normal as possible in photoshop lol.
I’ll show you the SOOC if you’d like lolJanuary 24, 2015 at 11:09 pm #24430BillMember
I did the same as CC, adjusting temperature, saturation, tint and such, it looks fine. I need to adjust my monitor again.
I see at least 1 umbrella, possibly 2, what was your lighting set-up?January 31, 2015 at 5:11 am #24736
First time using one of these Light setup tool things so bear with me
the umbrella is actually a utility work light that I put my umbrella on to soften and change the temp of the light.
I had no way to put a hair light up so I put a flash behind the backdrop on the flood and aimed it up at the ceiling to light up his hair a bit.
the octabox is a homemade softbox I made… it does an alright job I guess…
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