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  1. #1
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    Daughter and Granddaughter

    Shot I took at my Grandsons graduation. They stole the spot light because he would not stand still for a second.




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    Lightbulb Image balance ... when there is just too much frame

    IMO, this is a good candidate for a crop, Frank. I apologize and took the liberty to demostrate the ffect. I felt the negative area to the right threw off the balance of the photo. I also did a small compensation to White Balance, because there was a tinge of cyan to their complexions and a bit of added sharpening to get the eyes.

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    beautiful kids frank, and a great portrait too.
    (Don's crop is a winer too).
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    I need to work on my editing skills. I also need to learn how to compose shots better. The crop you did Don is great. I will go and mess with my image and see if I cannot get it as good. I had one printed just to see how it looked in print. It looked good but the crop looks even better. That is what I like about these sites. just when you think you gat a good shot somebody comes by to tell you how to improve on it to make it better. Thanks Don and Rozz
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    Frank, to me, it's all about the ART. Just imagining what it is and then playing with the work until you get there. The beauty of digital ... it doesn't take hours to do ... just (hopefully) a few minutes of knowledgeable effort. Sharing the skills makes us all look better. How good does that get? LOL ... excellent!
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    Don I tried tried to crop it and fix the cuts on my granddaughters hand. I also tried to whiten my daughters teeth and brighten there eyes. How does it look now?



    I tried to fix the eyes and teeth by using the curves tool. Is that the best way to do it?

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    I'm not that big on portrait correction. It is an art form I just occassionally fool around with when colors are generally off ... too this, too that ... you know, White Balance and whatnot. Playing with eye white is a little touchy, in the sense that you can really overdo it if you aren't aware of it and it makes the person look like something out of a vampire movie or something.

    I'm not saying that's the case, here ... I just don't know exactly how to advise a technique for it. I suppose there are a number of "professionals" who can giving up a Photoshop correction process to deal with "getting the red out" or enhancing of your "eye white" and "tooth brushing." LOL

    Personally, I'd be interested in that kind of feedback, too.

    Still, maybe it is just me, but I still see a cyan-cast to their complexions, in your latest posting. I used the little girl's hair bow for my "whitest-white" in White Balancing. Your daughter's white watch face was blown out, due to reflectivity ... and not a true white.
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    How is the color now?

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    Yes I have photoshop but I am just learning. I will keep trying.
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    actually, to be honest I think the first one looked great (the best), even when off center. is that the original?
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